Feb
2
to May 7

MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM 2017

Lifelong learning is at the heart of the Victoria Master Gardener Association, the idea that no one can possibly know it all; that there is no shame in saying “I don’t know but I know who to ask”. Amazing gardeners here at the HCP say it all the time. The thing is you have to start somewhere and the Master Gardener Program is the place. You will learn current, reliable home gardening basics – the framework to pin everything else to. You will also learn how to look it up, who to ask and how to share that knowledge of sound, environmentally responsible gardening practices with the community.

Visit the Horticulture Center of the Pacific for registration: www.hcp.ca

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Jan
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

Winter Pruning

This workshop’s emphasis is on pruning fruit trees, berry bushes and canes. Discover how to maintain plant health and reduce the spread of disease through proper pruning practices. We will also review different pruning methods that improve the quality and the yield of your crops.

Presenter Bio:  Manon Tremblay is a Horticulturist and Environmental Educator passionate about edible plants and organic gardening. She has been working as a Landscaper and Landscape Designer for the past 15 years and loves to share her experience and interests with enthusiastic gardeners.

Contact the Compost Education Center for more information and registration at: www.compost.bc.ca

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Nov
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

Plant Propagation

This workshop looks at different techniques to help you grow the plants you always wanted without having to buy them! We will learn about hardwood and softwood cuttings, layering, air layering, division and grafting.

For more information, contact the Compost Education Centre at: www.compost.bc.ca

 

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Sep
12
to Dec 18

Plant Knowledge - Native Plants (Royal Roads University)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides an overview of plant and ecosystem relationships, through a brief review of ecosystem ecology, botany and plant physiology as it relates to choosing and planting a variety of native plants. The plant identification component emphasizes native landscape plants including annuals, perennials, shrubs, deciduous and evergreen trees which are commonly used in the ornamental landscape for the temperate and colder northern hemisphere.

This course partially satisfies the certificate requirements for the Sustainable Landscape Design program at Humber College and the Diploma in Organic Land Care program at Gaia College. Continuing Education Credits can also be earned to maintain industry certifications (ISA, CNLA, BCSLA, SOUL).

To enroll in the class, visit www.gaiacollege.ca

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Jun
28
to Jun 30

Community Gathering First Nations Food Systems in partnership with the UBC Indigenous Gardens

PRODUCTIVE CONVERSATIONS

FNFS PROJECT PARTICIPANTS GATHERING

INDIGENOUS FARM - UNVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

JUNE 28-29- 30

 

Gathering of the FNFS Community Garden Coordinators and project field staff , and Steering Committee members. 

Over this three day event, we will share stories, talk about opportunities and challenges in building and maintaining community gardens, and talk about networking and community We will also have tours of the four Indigenous Gardens at the UBC Farm and meet with some of the gardeners, as well as learn about some of the other programs at the Farm.

http://lfs-indigenous.sites.olt.ubc.ca/indigenous- research-partnerships/indigenous- education-and-research- garden-at- ubc-farm/

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May
9
to Aug 14

Plant Knowledge - Native Plants (Royal Roads University)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides an overview of plant and ecosystem relationships, through a brief review of ecosystem ecology, botany and plant physiology as it relates to choosing and planting a variety of native plants. The plant identification component emphasizes native landscape plants including annuals, perennials, shrubs, deciduous and evergreen trees which are commonly used in the ornamental landscape for the temperate and colder northern hemisphere.

This course partially satisfies the certificate requirements for the Sustainable Landscape Design program at Humber College and the Diploma in Organic Land Care program at Gaia College. Continuing Education Credits can also be earned to maintain industry certifications (ISA, CNLA, BCSLA, SOUL).

To enroll in the class, visit www.gaiacollege.ca

 

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Apr
2
1:00pm 1:00pm

Gathering at the Edge - Forest Walk

A Surface Design Association BC + Yukon Event

A celebration of contemporary fibre and textile art. Gaia College instructors, Manon Tremblay and Debbie Guedes share their knowledge and philosophy about holistic land management and environmentally sustainable technologies as they take participants on a guided walk through the forest at Royal Roads University.

For more information, contact: Lesley Turner <ravenmade@gmail.com>

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Mar
5
2:00pm 2:00pm

Spring Planting at the Compost Education Center

Spring is here and it’s time to get your hands dirty! Learn how to start seeds, transplant and harden off your seedlings, as well as care for your crops. This workshop also covers principles of crop rotation, soil building, and how to make your own organic fertilizers to maintain plant health.

Presenter bio:  Manon Tremblay is a Horticulturist and Environmental Educator passionate about edible plants and organic gardening. She has been working as a Landscaper and Landscape Designer for the past 15 years and loves to share her experience and interests with enthusiastic gardeners. 

For more information, visit the Compost Education Center at: http://www.compost.bc.ca/

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Feb
20
9:00am 9:00am

Fruit Tree Pruning All-Day Workshop

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop on Galiano Island organized by the Galiano food Program

Instructor:  Manon Tremblay, Certified Horticulturist (ITA) and Landscape Designer

Description: This workshop will cover basic pruning methods and their effect on plant growth and development and an introduction to winter fruit tree pruning. The morning session will cover pruning theory, how to maintain healthy trees and enhance crop production. The afternoon will be a hands-on supervised pruning session where participants will  practice their newly acquired skills.

Instructor Bio: I was born in Quebec and have been living on the West Coast of British Columbia for the past 16 years. I am passionate about edible and native gardens, pruning, propagation, land reclamation and Ethnobotany. I graduated from the Horticulture Center of the Pacific and Royal Roads University and work as a gardener, landscape designer, consultant and horticulture instructor.

 

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