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GardenSmart Workshops

Growing a Perennial Food Garden

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Sunday, September 24. 10:30 am to 12 pm

Meet at the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre

Instructor: Tricia Edgar

It’s autumn! Time to plan your garden for next year. Learn techniques to help you plan and stock next year’s food garden with perennial plants that will provide food year after year. How can you develop perennial gardening strategies that will help your plants weather changing conditions such as drought and heavy rainfall?

Preserving the Harvest: Basic Canning Skills

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Wednesday, October 11. 7 pm to 9 pm

Meet at Gleneagles Community Centre at 6262 Marine Dr, West Vancouver

Instructor: Karen Dar Woon

This workshop is part of the Gleneagles' Homesteaders mini-series. Learn basic canning techniques to help you preserve food for the winter. You will go home with a jar of preserves.

Grow Your Own Mushrooms

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Saturday, October 14. 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Meet at the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre

Instructor: Chris Henley

Are you fascinated by fungi? Learn how fungi help soil health and crop yields and learn how you can turn a combination of wood, mulch, or sawdust and mushroom spawn into a healthy crop of homegrown mushrooms. Indoor mushroom kits will be available for purchase. Mushroom kit cost: $20.

Extending the Growing Season

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Wednesday, October 18. 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Meet at the Gleneagles Golf Course at 6190 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Instructor: Anita Green

This workshop is part of our Gleneagles, Homesteaders mini-series. Does your garden have to be put to bed in the fall? Anita Green will motivate you to continue growing after what most people consider the end of the growing season. Although the focus will be on growing food, you will also discover many perennials, shrubs and trees that will give you continuing interest into the fall or winter.

Fermentation: How to Make Kombucha

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Wednesday, October 25. 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Meet at Gleneagles Community Centre, 6262 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Instructor: Andrea Potter

As part of the Gleneagles, Homesteader’s mini series, join Andrea Potter of Rooted Nutrition in a Kombucha making workshop. Learn about what the health benefits of kombucha. Andrea will guide you through the steps so you can make it at home and and how to create your own flavours. As part of the class you will make your own jar of kombucha to take home.

A Walk In the Rainforest

Elfin Saddles and Witches' Butter - A Mushroom Walk

Saturday, October 28. 1 pm to 3 pm

Register at 604-990-3755. Cost: $8.50

Presenter: Jaclyn Dee

Some mushrooms send out spores, while others ooze ink. Still others are strange hues of purple or red. Are you curious about the wild and wonderful mushrooms that grow in Lynn Canyon Park? Join us for a walk through the rainforest to learn more about local mushrooms.

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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 on Monday to Friday mornings. Contact us to set up an interview.

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