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GardenSmart Workshops

Introduction to Seed Saving

Presentor: David Catzel - B.C. Eco Seed Co-op

Saturday, March 9, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

North Shore Neighbourhood House

Cost: Sliding scale between $10 and $20.

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For most of us, the art of seed saving is a total mystery! But this skill that was once common practice is actually the key to locally sustainable food systems. In our Intro to Seed Saving workshop, David Catzel from the BC Eco Seed Co-op will discuss how to decide which types of seed to save, how to adapt varieties for our climate and how seed saving contributes to ecological resilience.

Spring Fruit Tree Planting

Saturday, March 16, 11 am to 12:00 pm

Queen Mary Community Garden

Cost: By donation

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Come and join the EGP as we prune the fruit trees and bushes at Queen Mary Community Garden. By attending the workshop, you will learn about: Pruning techniques for increased fruit yield, training techniques for young fruit trees, pruning neglected fruit trees, disease identification, and pruning of soft fruits and vines.

Veggies 101

Presentor: Sharon Hanna - author of The Book of Kale

Sunday, April 7, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre

Cost: Sliding scale between $10 and $20.

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During this workshop with Sharon Hanna, author of The Book of Kale, you'll learn how to plan and plant your first vegetable garden from seed to table. You will learn the basics on planning and planting a successful garden, from site selection, soil health basics, how to choose your crops, how to time your planting, watering, and harvesting.

The Grass Isn't Always Greener

Sunday, April 13, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre

Cost: $10

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Are water restrictions, climate change and chafer beetle infestation damaging your dreams for the perfect lawn? Seize the challenge of changing times and join this panel of speakers from Evergreen for an inspiring presentation about the future of sustainable home gardens with valuable tips from local experts followed by Q & A.

Growing a Garden for Pollinators

Sunday, April 28, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre

Cost: Sliding scale between $10 and $20.

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Discover how you can make your garden bee-eautiful this year!
Growing the right plants and following pollinator friendly gardening strategies can make an enormous difference to our local pollinator populations. Join Lori Weidenhammer, local author of Victory Gardens for Bees and learn how to grow a pollinator friendly garden.

Small Space Gardening

Saturday, May 4, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Lillooet Park Community Garden

Cost: Sliding scale between $10 and $20.

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Join this workshop and learn the basics on planning and planting a successful veggie garden in a small space, whether you have a small garden plot or just a tiny balcony. Get ideas on growing vertically, pest management, soil management and more!

Get Inspired: Growing Indigenous Plants

Presentor: Senaqwila Wyss - Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation)

Sunday, May 5, 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Harmony Gardens

Cost: Sliding scale between $10 and $20.

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Would you like to create a garden that's inspired by the plants that have grown here for thousands of years? These native plants support ecosystems of local animals, and many are edible and medicinal as well. Discover indigenous plants of coastal British Columbia, and learn about their current and historic uses.

Winter Gardening

Presentor: Sharon Hanna - author of The Book of Kale

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre

Saturday, June 8, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Cost: Sliding scale between $10 and $20.

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It's time to get ready for winter! That's right, if you want a productive food growing garden through the winter then you need to plan ahead and get started early. Save a little space in your garden, and join Sharon Hanna, the author of The Book of Kale, to learn about growing hardy food crops in the depths of our West Coast winters.

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Volunteer Opportunities

School Program Volunteer

Ages 15 and up

Do you love learning outdoors? Join us to help students from preschool to grade twelve as they explore streams and forests and embark on field studies. Programs run mornings Monday to Friday. Contact us to set up an interview. Phone 604 990-3755.

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