Castlegar Garden and Nature Festival.

Castlegar Garden and Nature Festival.

Garden Fest looking for vendors

The snow is melting and little glimpses of green are starting to appear, so it is time to prepare for this year’s Garden and Nature Fest.

The snow is melting and little glimpses of green are starting to appear around Castlegar, that means that spring is finally coming and it is time to prepare for this year’s Garden and Nature Fest.

Organizers are currently seeking vendors for the event to be held on Saturday, May 27, at the Castlegar Community Complex. Castlegar Communities in Bloom and the Castlegar Garden Club partner together every year to make this outdoor event a success.

Vendors with a focus on garden-related items (wild and cultivated), the natural environment, nature, wildlife, insects, farming, organics and seed growing are welcome to fill out an application form. Non-profit or educational groups and artistic endeavours along the gardening and nature theme — such as bat, bee or bird houses, are also welcome to join the festival. Booth space is 10 ft. by 10 ft. and costs $30. Applications and guidelines can be found at castlegargardenfest.com.

Booth space is limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

This will be the eighth-annual festival and highlights from past years have included farming, food production, organic growing, sustainable living, invasive plants,composting, area hikes and trails, local conservation areas and bee keeping.