A free workshop teaching members of the Hearst community how to garden properly was a great success.

That’s according to Farmer and the first speaker of the workshops Lynn Glazer, who says Monday’s workshop hosted by Hearst Economic Development, the Porcupine Health Unit and Agriva, was about reconnecting people with their food.

Glazer says the workshop was a terrific chance for the local community to see food in a different way.

She says the focus of her presentation was to show that raising wildlife for food is no easy feat.

Glazer says we also need to start asking questions like, where does my food come from?

Hearst Economic Development has since stated they will continue to offer the workshop series focusing on gardening, but with now more of a focus on food security.

The workshops are to continue being held at the Inovo Centre in Hearst along Highway 11.