UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

ONLINE COURSES

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COMPLETE ONLINE COURSE SERIES

February 26th - April 23rd 2022

Are you ready to grow your summer garden? Wanna learn how to grow lots of veggies from the comfort of your own home? Our online courses will guide you along your garden journey, giving you the confidence to succeed! Each course includes an interactive presentation as well as access to our how-to videos. Get 1 course free when you buy our complete online series! Learn more….

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SPRING GARDEN PLANNING

Saturday, February 26th 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm

Dreaming of a summer garden full of fresh vegetables, herbs and more? It all starts with proper preparation in the spring! Join our spring garden planning course where we will teach you how to create and implement a garden plan, including how to work out exactly how many seedlings you need to grow so there is no waste and how to plan multiple plantings so that there will always be an abundance to pick from your garden! Learn more….

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GARDEN PREPARATION

Saturday, March 12th 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm

Soil preparation always sounds like the least exciting part of gardening, but healthy soil equals healthy food. We will demonstrate how to correctly use garden tools to successfully cultivate your garden bed while saving your back at the same time. To finish the process, we will also show how to apply organic fertilizer and compost. And now you’re ready to plant!  Learn more….

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GROWING HEALTHY SEEDLINGS

Saturday, March 26th 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm

Being able to grow your own seedlings will give you garden independence. We will show you how to properly grow what vegetables you want when you want them. It is also important to know how to properly introduce your seedlings into the garden. We will demonstrate how to transplant your babies properly and how to care for them as they grow. Learn more….

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COMPOSTING & CLOSED-LOOP SYSTEM

Saturday, April 9th 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm

Composting allows us to share nature’s recycling process. There’s no better feeling than when you have healthy homegrown compost to apply to your garden. Using the cool composting method enables you to get the most compost out of your garden refuse. This will allow you to sustainably grow the health of your soil so you can grow healthy food. Learn more….

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HARVESTING & SPRING COOKING

Saturday, April 23rd 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm

Sit back, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor! Harvesting your crops is arguably the most rewarding part of one’s gardening journey. Join us in celebrating the sping season by using gifts from the earth to create wholesome dishes to share with your friends and family. Learn more….

 

IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS

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SUSTAINABLE FARMING 101

Saturday, March 19th 2022 9:30am - 3:00pm

Wanna grow your own food but don't know where to start? Looking to expand your knowledge in sustainable food-raising? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you! Our one-day workshops will give you the necessary knowledge and confidence to go home and start growing your own food sustainably while using less water, pesticides, fertilizer AND time. Learn more….

Seed Sowing Demo

SUSTAINABLE FARMING 101

Sunday, April 10th 2022 9:30am - 3:00pm

Wanna grow your own food but don't know where to start? Looking to expand your knowledge in sustainable food-raising? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you! Our one-day workshops will give you the necessary knowledge and confidence to go home and start growing your own food sustainably while using less water, pesticides, fertilizer AND time. Learn more….

Seed Sowing Demo

SUSTAINABLE FARMING 101

Saturday, May 14th 2022 9:30am - 3:00pm

Wanna grow your own food but don't know where to start? Looking to expand your knowledge in sustainable food-raising? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you! Our one-day workshops will give you the necessary knowledge and confidence to go home and start growing your own food sustainably while using less water, pesticides, fertilizer AND time. Learn more….

CHILDREN'S EDUCATION

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AFTER-SCHOOL GARDEN EXPEDITIONS

Friday, March 11th - June 3rd 2022 4:00 - 5:30pm

Want your kids to learn sustainable food growing skills and to connect with nature? Our dynamic garden expeditions are perfect for your family! Starting Friday, March 11th and every other Friday from then until beginning of June.  Learn more….

ONLINE COURSE SERIES 

LET US HELP YOU ON YOUR SUSTAINABLE GARDENING JOURNEY

Are you ready to grow your dream garden? Wanna learn how to grow lots of veggies from the comfort of your own home? Our online courses will guide you along your garden journey, giving you the confidence to succeed!
Each course includes an interactive presentation as well as access to our how-to videos which you can go back to whenever you need them as you continue to grow your garden.  
These courses give you the flexibility to sign up for the whole series or for individual topics that interest you. The choice is yours!

#1 Garden Planning for Success 
How to design your garden plan & map
What to plant when 
How much to grow of each crop 
Successive planting
Incorporating sustainability into design

 

#2 Garden Preparation

Single & doubling digging

How to correctly use garden tools
Sustainable cultivation
Connect with growing soil 
Plants roots & soil structure 

Applying fertilizer & compost 

#3 Growing Healthy Seedlings 
The benefits of using flats versus direct sowing 
How to make your own seedling flats and growing mix
How to correctly sow different size seeds

Close plant spacing & companion planting

Creating microclimate for healthy plants 
Watering and caring for your seedlings, pruning & staking

#4 Composting & Closed-Loop System

How to build a compost pile from start to finish 
Microbial diversity 
Fungi as humans 
What are compost crops & local examples 

The importance of a closed-loop system
 

#5 Harvesting & Seasonal Cooking

When and how to harvest common vegetables
Curing crops such as onion and garlic
Thinking about the next season and plan

Foraging local ingredients

Celebrate your garden success with our seasonal recipes 

Complete Online Course Series

Gain access to our complete series of 5 online courses for the price of 4. You will have access to all recorded presentations, instructional videos & resources. 

 
 

SUSTAINABLE FARMING 101

ARE YOU READY TO GROW YOUR OWN FOOD ABUNDANCE?

Join our local expert, Chris Faria for our Sustainable Farming 101 Workshop which will give you the confidence you need to succeed in the garden.

 

The educational experience will begin with a presentation detailing the 8 components of GROW BIOINTENSIVE™ Sustainable Farming. This knowledge will build the foundation of your garden practices and will include some fundamental topics like:

Soil building

Deep soil preparation

Cool composting

Raising seedlings successfully

Closed-loop fertility

 

Afterwards we will stretch our legs by heading over to our demonstration garden to practice how to efficiently perform important techniques needed to grow food successfully, such as:

Double digging

Building and maintaining a compost pile

Sowing and raising seedlings

Transplanting seedlings into the garden

 

The workshop will also include a wholesome plant-based lunch to recharge the batteries before returning to the garden to continue with the hands-on learning and demonstrations. We will end the day by discussing how to design your own garden giving you a solid foundation towards growing your own food abundance!

 

Our aim is to give you the foundation to grow lots of homegrown veggies and connect with a community that will support you beyond this workshop. We're so excited to share our passion with you and can't wait to see you at one of our workshops!

 

TOMATOMANIA!

GET YOUR TOMATO ON

Learn how to sustainably grow a bumper crop of tomatoes! This workshop will take you step-by-step from seed to harvesting. Tomatoes are heavy feeders, we will show you how to grow the soil fertility needed to feed them as well as what plants can be grown with them to improve growth and flavor.

Learn to:

Grow your own seedlings

How to prepare the garden

Correct transplanting technique

Different styles of staking

Prune your tomato plants

 

What are you waiting for? Sign up and let's get talking tomatoes!