Jennifer Heath released Down To earth gardening book with co-author Helen McAllister.

Jennifer Heath released Down To earth gardening book with co-author Helen McAllister.

Down to earth gardeners release book

Local gardeners teach the community how to grow with the cold weather in new cold-climate gardening book.

As the weather begins to cool and the leaves continue to fall, many gardeners are packing it in for the season. But local gardeners, Jennifer Heath and Helen McAllister, have dug into researching how to grow a garden in the cold-climate.

On October 16, these Fernie gardeners showed the community how not to trade garden shovels for snow shovels in their Down To earth: cold-climate gardens & their keepers book launch.

The 187 page book is filled with colourful garden photos and detailed descriptions of plants that can be nurtured and grown even in the frosty Fernie winter climates.

The pair came together to share the stories of Elk Valley gardeners, Heath bringing forward her organic farming training, and McAllister sharing her own personal gardening experience from both Ontario, where she used to dwell, and Fernie.