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Virtual Adult Nature Art Workshops - Spring 2021

Discover how a love for nature can transform into a piece of art! Join artists from across British Columbia for four weekday evenings to learn a new art form. For ages 15 and up, all abilities welcome.

April 26th to June 28th. Registration required on Eventbrite.

BOTANICAL LINE DRAWING

Monday, April 26, 2021. 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Join an Ecology Centre naturalist to learn how to draw botanical illustrations and discover how these plants are important in the rainforest ecosystem. Cost: $5, materials not included. All abilities welcome!

CEDAR WEAVING

Monday, May 17, 2021. 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Link to register on Eventbrite

Join Jessica Silvey, a Coast Salish weaver, to make your own cedar bark mat using plait and twine weaves. Cost: $10, materials included. Pickup your materials at the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre in North Vancouver starting Tuesday, May 11.

BLACK OUT POETRY

Monday, June 7, 2021. 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Join Jeri Engen of Kudzu Studio for a fun and relaxing online art class! Learn how to make blackout poems using the pages of old books or even articles cut from yesterday's newspaper. Cost: $5, materials not included.

WATERCOLOUR FLOWERS

Monday, June 28, 2021. 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Link to register on Eventbrite

Learn how to paint some of our local flowers and discover their importance to the ecosystem around them. Cost: $5, materials not included. All abilities welcome!

Virtual Gardening Workshops - Spring 2021

Join The Edible Garden Project, the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, and other garden educators to learn more about how to prepare, plant, and maintain your garden this year. Join us online, Saturdays from 10-10:45, to learn more about gardening techniques suitable for BC’s coastal environments. This program is a partnership between the Edible Garden Project, the City of North Vancouver, and the District of North Vancouver.

Every Saturday from March 27th to June 26th (excluding holiday weekends)

Registration required on Eventbrite.

SEED STARTING

Link to watch video on Youtube

Missed the first virtual garden workshop? Click on the link above to watch it. Recorded Saturday, March 27, 2021.

VEGGIES 101

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Missed the second virtual garden workshop? Click on the link above to watch it. Recorded Saturday, April 10, 2021.

SMALL SPACE GARDENING VEGGIES 101

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Discover how you can grow an abundance of food in containers! This workshop is designed for those who have a community garden plot or who live in an apartment or townhouse with a smaller garden. Learn about the fundamentals of container growing. Recorded Saturday, April 17, 2021.

PLANNING FOR A PRODUCTIVE GARDEN

Saturday, April 24, 2021. 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Link to register on Eventbrite

How can you make your garden more productive this year? Plan to maximize the plants that you grow. In this workshop, learn more about succession planting.

BUILDING YOUR GARDEN SOIL

Saturday, May 1, 2021. 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Link to register on Eventbrite

Your garden soil is the foundation of a thriving garden. Learn how you can build your garden soil this spring and throughout the rest of the year as well. What do you need to do now to keep your soil healthy?

WILD AND MEDICINAL PLANTS

Saturday, May 8, 2021. 10:00 am to 10:45 am

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Join Métis herbalist and educator Lori Snyder to learn about the many wild and medicinal plants in this area. What properties do they have, and how can you incorporate more wild plants into your life and around your home and gardens?

UNDERSTANDING YOUR GARDEN BUGS

Saturday, May 15, 2021. 10:00 am to 10:45 am

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At the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, we love invertebrates, aka bugs! Join us to learn about the bugs in your garden, what they are doing there, and how you can attract beneficial invertebrates to help your garden grow.

KNOW YOUR POLLINATORS

Saturday, May 29, 2021. 10:00 am to 10:45 am

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What are those flying creatures in your garden? Learn more about garden pollinators, including butterflies, hummingbirds, a wide variety of bees, and other pollinators that you may have overlooked. Discover how you can attract and care for pollinators in your garden.

TOMATO CARE - PRUNING AND TRELLISING

Saturday, June 5, 2021. 10:00 am to 10:45 am

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What can you do with your tomato plants to ensure that you have a bountiful crop? This year, learn more about advanced tomato care, including tomato pruning and trellising.

CUCUMBER CARE

Saturday, June 12, 2021. 10:00 am to 10:45 am

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Warm season crops such as cucumbers need your help to thrive. In this workshop, you’ll learn about cucumber watering, feeding, pollination, and pruning - all of the ingredients for a successful cucumber crop.

FOOD AS MEDICINE

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021. 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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How does the food that you eat and grow nourish your body? Think about your garden differently: join presenters from Butterfly Naturopathic to explore food as medicine. Note: this program is on a FRIDAY evening.

WINTER GARDENING

Saturday, June 26, 2021. 10:00 am to 10:45 am

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It’s summer, so that means that it’s time for winter gardening! While it might seem like the wrong season to begin, winter garden preparation begins in June and July. Learn what cool-season crops need to be planted now, and find out what you can plant in the summer to provide a crop of fall vegetables.