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May the best sunflower win: Earthwise opens gardening contest

Contest open to kids and kids at heart

Will your sunflower be good enough to take the top prize?

With gardening becoming a rising trend, Earthwise Society announced the Earthwise Sunflower Showoff contest.

“Are you looking for a fun, at home challenge?” the Facebook announcement reads. “Help us make 2020 the year of the sunflower. Sunflowers are happy, cheerful, and inspire hope. They are fun to watch grow over the summer months, they are fabulous for pollinators, and the seeds are great for birds and humans! What’s not to love?”

The contest is open to kids and kids at heart. For the younger contenders, Earthwise is awarding prizes to those who grow the biggest flower, the tallest plant and the “sunniest sunflower.” For the more advanced sunflower gardener, Earthwise will award prizes for the showiest sunflower, the best for small spaces and the most popular with pollinators.

To enter the contest, take a picture of your prized sunflower and email it to info@earthwisesociety.bc.ca. Be sure to specify if you’re a kid (include your age) or a kid at heart. Pictures will be displayed on Earthwise social media and the contest is open from now until August.

Delta-based Earthwise Society has a 58-acre demonstration farm and garden on Golf Road between Harrison Hot Springs and Agassiz with the Miami River running through it and a 110-year-old farmhouse. The goal of the Agassiz-area property is to “create a unique, nature-based community resources and restore the riparian, wetland and old-growth ecosystems on our Agassiz site.”

To learn more about Earthwise Society and all they do, visit them online at http://www.earthwisesociety.bc.ca.

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