Gardening workshops will be held at the Port Moody Community Garden

The workshops offer helpful tips on seed saving and pest prevention.

If the occasional glimpse of sunshine and slightly milder temperatures make you want to get into the garden, the Grow Local Society is hosting a few events that will help you get your hands dirty.

Sunday (May 1)David Catzel of FarmFolk CityFolk BC’s Seed Safety Program will be at the Community Garden next to the Port Moody Police Department at 3051 St. Johns St. to talk about how to save seeds.

It will introduce seed saving techniques for future plantings and explain why seed saving is so important.

The gardeners present will also be able to ask questions.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and tickets are available on Eventbrite for $10.

May 15experienced organic gardener Lynda Smith will present a workshop with tips on keeping insects and disease from eating up your garden.

She’ll have samples of homemade solutions that are as easy on the wallet as they are tough on pests.

Gardeners attending the event, which runs from 11 a.m. to noon, are encouraged to submit their specific questions to Smith via email by Friday, May 13.

Tickets are also available on Eventbrite for $10.

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