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Virtual Gardening Workshops

Saturdays from 10 am to 10:30 am

This series of gardening workshops is focused on the needs of new food gardeners. We'll share gardening techniques to get you growing right now.

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We will send out a Zoom meeting link to registered participants by Saturday at 9 am.

Workshop Presenters:

Christina Chung is a horticulturist who focuses on ecological landscape design, plant health, and water-wise gardening.

Tricia Edgar is an education programmer at the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre and a permaculture teacher.

Food Gardening: Getting Started

Saturday, April 4, 10 am

This workshop covers gardening basics such as garden containers and location selection, building soil, and choosing your seeds. We'll discuss supplies for both yard and balcony gardens.

Seed Starting

Saturday, April 11, 10 am

Learn how to understand a seed package, choose seeds, and store seeds when they are not in use. You'll find out how to start seeds inside, and how to transition them outdoors. We'll discuss techniques for both yard and balcony gardens.

Indoor and Balcony Gardening

Saturday, April 18, 10 am

Discover techniques for growing food indoors or in very small outdoor spaces. You'll learn how to grow micro-greens and sprouts indoors and we'll discuss ways to grow food on a balcony, even if it's shady.

Turn Your Lawn Into a Food Garden

Saturday, April 25, 10 am

In this workshop, we'll discuss easy ways to convert your lawn into a garden with the least amount of digging possible. We'll also talk about site selection and how to determine whether your lawn is the right place to put your food garden.

Creating a Food Forest

Saturday, May 2, 10 am

Turn your yard into a forest that grows food! In this workshop, you'll learn more about the concept of a food forest, which turns your garden into a landscape that is layered with plants that are useful and edible. Using the principles of ecology, you'll see how you can design a long-lasting, food rich landscape.

Productive Plants

Saturday, May 9, 10 am

Help your plants grow and make even more plants. Learn how to prune plants, propagate them with cuttings, and divide plants. You'll also learn how to make your own rooting hormone with willow.

Keep Your Plants Healthy

Saturday, May 16, 10 am

From soil nutrients to appropriate drainage, heat, and light, we'll discuss some of the conditions that help your garden plants thrive. We'll also spend time considering how to attract beneficial insects to your garden.

Looking Forward: Planning for Garden Longevity

Saturday, May 23, 10 am

This workshop discusses year-round garden maintenance and seasonal tasks that will keep your garden productive and healthy. We'll also touch on winter gardening, since late spring is the time to start planning your fall and winter garden.