Workshop organizer Megan Lau cuts romaine lettuce from her tiny plot at a community garden. Fresh greens tonight! Photo: Deanna Cheng
The Hua Foundation is hosting a Sprouting Choi workshop, a beginners’ workshop on how to grow Chinese greens and vegetables, for urban residents this Saturday. The outdoor class will be held at David Thompson Secondary school from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This workshop is in partnership with Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society and participants will receive a light lunch, seeds, vegetables and a copy of Sprouting Choi, a guide to growing Asian vegetables in the Lower Mainland.
Choi is Chinese for leafy greens or vegetables.
When event organizer Megan Lau was asked to spearhead the workshop series, she was intimidated because she didn’t know anything about gardening.
Lau attempts to grow bok choy, a Chinese vegetable known to be a little more finicky than lettuce. Photo: Deanna Cheng