Garden workshops

We’ll make gardening easy and enjoyable for you, by teaching some of the most important techniques that can make the difference between success and failure. A healthy, thriving garden is possible, without a huge investment into time and error.

 
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Techniques to Suppress Weeds and Retain Moisture in your Garden

Mulching is one of the best practices that a gardener can adopt, for suppressing weeds, retaining moisture, enhancing microbial activity in the soil, promoting plant growth… as well as several other benefits.

We’ll show you some of the most effective mulching techniques that will save you hours of time through the gardening season, and make gardening so much more enjoyable. We’ll give some comparisons of the pros and cons of different mulching systems, and give some detail on our favourite methods at the farm.

Date: Thursday, April 25

Class Time: 6pm, for approximately 1 hour

Investment: $25; includes a printed handout for your future reference

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Growing Shiitake Mushrooms at Home

Be surprised at how easy it is to grow your own mushrooms! There are a few techniques that work well for home-grown mushrooms; this class will focus on growing shiitakes on logs.

All materials will be supplied, and you will receive 2 inoculated logs (that you prepare during the class) to take home.

Date & Time: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Class Time: 1pm, for approximately 1 - 1.5 hours

Investment: $65; includes inoculated mushroom logs to take home and printed instructions for reference

Bring a Friend: $120 / 2 people (must register at the same time, under 1 registration)

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Fall to Winter: Season Extension in your Garden

Learn how to keep harvesting from your garden until the end of the year (and beyond!). We’ll show you simple, effective methods of extending your gardening season, so that you can enjoy fresh-picked, tasty produce into the winter months.

Date: September 2019

Time: to be announced in the Summer