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Gardening in the cold depths of February? Yes, at a workshop at the Cochrane Public Library

Snow and cold weather be darned.

You can begin your 2024 garden indoors tomorrow (Sat., Feb. 24), when the Cochrane Horticultural Society holds a sprouting workshop at the public library.

Christina Blazecka, library CEO and horticultural society member, will conduct the workshop, beginning at 10:30.  She calls it a jump on spring, getting people to eat their own micro greens, grown right on their kitchen counters.

“Micro greens are actually sprouting seeds which, once they come out of the seed casing, they’re a powerhouse of energy and vitamins and proteins,” Blazecka outlines. “So if you’re eating them at that stage, they’re very nutritious.”

You can do that in a mason jar with a screen on top, rinsing the seeds twice a day. Blazecka says in five to seven days, you can be eating your own alfalfa, bean sprouts, broccoli, radishes and beets.

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Another joint project of the two organizations is coming up in a few weeks.

“The library and the Horticultural Society are partnering on the launch of our seed lending library. That happens on March 20th.”

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