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GARDEN PLANNING FOR SUCCESS

Saturday, August 27th 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm

Planning is the key to success and that is especially true in the garden! Join this workshop where we will show you how to create and implement a garden plan based on the veggies you want to grow. We'll teach you how to work out exactly how many seedlings you need to grow so there's no waste and how to plan multiple plantings so that there will always be an abundance to pick from your garden! Learn more….

transplanting sorghum

5 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL GARDEN |
FREE WEBINAR

Wednesday August 31st 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm

While the weather may be still hot and dry, now is the perfect time to create a plan, prepare the soil, order seeds and build compost in order to grow a successful winter garden. Doing all this ahead of time will allow you to dedicate your time more to your plants in the growing season. Learn more….

Double Digging Demo

SUSTAINABLE FARMING 101

Saturday, September 17th 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 a solid foundation to build your confidence to go home and start growing your own food sustainably while using less water, fertilizer AND time. This method used correctly also eliminates the need for pesticides. Learn more….

roselle harvest

ROSELLE JAM SESSION |
ABUNDANT LIVING

Sunday, September 25th 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn to harvest, process and make jam with roselle hibiscus. More commonly known locally as sorrel, our resident herbalist, Laurel, will lead a discussion on the many medicinal properties and preparations  of this wonderful garden friend while we work together in this hands on workshop.  Bring a small knife and a jam jar and enjoy this opportunity to increase your herbal knowledge while making a sweet treat. Learn more….

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GROWING HEALTHY SEEDLINGS

Saturday, October 15th 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….

broom making

BROOM MAKING | ABUNDANT LIVING

Sunday, October 23rd 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm

Bring your family and get witchy with us in the fall garden. In this workshop we’ll discuss the benefits of growing broom sorghum in your garden and each participant will make their own turkey tail hand broom from materials grown on site! Learn more….

Double Digging Demo

SUSTAINABLE FARMING 101

Saturday, November 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 a solid foundation to build your confidence to go home and start growing your own food sustainably while using less water, fertilizer AND time. This method used correctly also eliminates the need for pesticides. Learn more….

firecider

FIRE CIDER | ABUNDANT LIVING

Sunday, November 20th 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm

As the cool weather looms, come spend time in the garden with us and learn about this fun tonic that will help to keep your family healthy through the cool months. Fire cider is a traditional folk remedy combining vinegar, herbs, heat and time. Laurel will guide us through the making, straining and tasting of this invigorating medicine. Learn more….

CHILDREN'S EDUCATION

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CHILDREN'S GARDENING CLUB

Bi-weekly Wednesday's & Friday's September - December, 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, September 9th and Wednesday, September 14th and every other Friday and Wednesday until December.  Learn more….

 

SUSTAINABLE FARMING 101

ARE YOU READY TO GROW YOUR OWN FOOD ABUNDANCE?

Join our local expert, Chris Faria at our Education & Research Garden 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 getting in the 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!

GROWING HEALTHY SEEDLINGS

LET US HELP YOU ON YOUR SUSTAINABLE GARDENING JOURNEY

Being able to grow your own seedlings will give you garden independence. Are you ready to grow your dream garden?

Our workshop will cover:

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

This dynamic mix of hands-on and presentation-style learning will leave you with the confidence and independence needed to successfully grow healthy seedlings that will continue to strengthen and flourish!

 
 

GARDEN PLANNING FOR SUCCESS!

GAINING CONFIDENCE IN THE GARDEN

Whether you are growing your own seedlings or buying them from the garden center, our garden plan worksheet will guide you through our long growing season here in Bermuda; ensuring that you are getting the maximum out of your garden.

Our workshop will cover:

What to plant when

How much to grow of each crop

Using companion planting

How to use our Garden Plan

Creating a map for your garden

What to do with those seedlings when you get them home

The basics of growing successful seedlings

You will also receive our Bermuda Planting Guide as well as our Garden Planning Worksheet!

 

This dynamic mix of hands-on and presentation-style learning will take the anxiety out of gardening by making sure that you always have what you want to grow at all times.

ABUNDANT LIVING

RECIPROCATING WITH MOTHER EARTH TO LIVE MORE ABUNDANTLY

Our resident herbalist, Laurel Monkman, will be teaching a variety of workshops that all centre around the theme of abundant living.

 

Growing more food at home is a great way to become more self-sufficient as well as offer an opportunity to create a relationship with Mother Earth. We would like to offer your experiences which take this step further. Our Abundant Living workshops delve into how to grow and produce your own medicine, preserves and useful tools for the home; making you more of a producer and less of a consumer. 

 

These workshops are a great way to connect with those that also are doing it themselves. Working together and sharing our gifts can only lead to a more abundant life for all. 

Roselle Jam Session
In this workshops we will:

  • harvest process & make jam with roselle hibiscus

  • discuss properties and preparations

  • make a sweet treat

Please bring a small knife and a jar!

 

Broom Making

Using Black Seeded Hungarian Broom Sorghum!

In this workshop we will:

  • discuss the importance of growing broom sorghum in your garden

  • make turkey tail hand brooms to take home 

Family members are welcome for no extra charge! 

Fire Cider

In this workshop we will:

  • learn about this healthy, fun tonic 

  • use materials from the garden to make this medicine

  • taste and take home your own! 
     

Calendula: Seed to Salve

In this workshop we will:

  • process calendula flowers

  • discuss and make different herbal preparations

  • explore the garden and meet other herbal allies

  • enjoy a homemade snack, herbal beverage, and take home calendula salve