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Upcoming In Person Workshop

WORKSHOPS

Double Digging Demo

SUSTAINABLE GARDENING CLASSES

Tuesdays April 11th, 18th & 25th

Want to grow your own food but don’t know where to start? These bite-size, dynamic classes will teach you the basics of successfully growing our own sustainable vegetable garden. Come and get your hands dirty learning the skills you need to grow food abundance! Learn more….

calendula plant

CALENDULA: FROM SEED TO SALVE

Sunday, April 30th 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join our resident herbalist, Laurel Monkman, for our workshop where we will enjoy some garden grown treats while we cover how to grow, harvest and process medicinal plants. As we process our calendula flowers, we will discuss and make herbal preparations, as well as walk through the garden and explore other herbal allies. The workshop includes a snack, beverage, and a pot of calendula for each participant. Learn more….

Double Digging Demo

SUSTAINABLE GARDENING CLASSES

Saturdays May 6th, 13th & 20th

Want to grow your own food but don’t know where to start? These bite-size, dynamic classes will teach you the basics of successfully growing our own sustainable vegetable garden. Come and get your hands dirty learning the skills you need to grow food abundance! Learn more….

roselle harvest

ROSELLE JAM SESSION 

Date & Time TBA

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….

broom making

BROOM MAKING 

Date & Time TBA

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….

CHILDREN'S EDUCATION

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CHILDREN'S GARDENING CLUB

Wednesdays & Fridays March - June, 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 3rd and Wednesday, March 8th and every other Friday and Wednesday until June.  Learn more….

SUSTAINABLE FARMING 101

SUSTAINABLE GARDENING CLASSES

ARE YOU READY TO GROW YOUR OWN FOOD ABUNDANCE?

Join our local expert, Chris Faria at our Education & Research Garden for our Sustainable Gardening Classes which will give you the confidence you need to succeed in the garden. 

These classes will be a mixture of presentation-style and hands-on learning. 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 series. We're so excited to share our passion with you! 

1) Garden Planning & Soil Preparation $50

Lots can be said about prior preparation but this is especially true in the garden. Planning will allow you to grow more of what you want to grow over the entire season as well as give you a confidence boost!

 

In this class we will:

Learn which crops are in season when

Create your own garden plan and map

Identify the optimal location for your garden

Demonstrate how to dig the garden efficiently using hand tools

& how to apply and use organic fertilizer and compost

 

As part of your participation you will receive our garden manual which includes: garden plan template, our planting guide for Bermuda and resource on trouble-shooting for a healthy ecosystem in your garden.

2) Growing Healthy Seedlings $50

Whether you are ready to start the journey towards growing your own seedlings or want to know what to do with the one that you just bought, this is the class for you. Growing your own seedlings gives you total control over what you are growing, not having to rely on what is available at the store. 

 

We will cover:

How to sow different types of seeds depending on the season

How to make your own seedling mix

The best location for growing your seedlings

How to identify when they are ready for transplanting

& correct transplanting technique to minimize stress on your seedlings

 

As part of your participation you will receive our garden manual which includes: garden plan template, our planting guide for Bermuda and resource on trouble-shooting for a healthy ecosystem in your garden.

3) Composting & Community Building $50

Composting is a great way to recycle those kitchen scraps and garden waste and turn them into soil fertility. In fact there are billions of microbes in your soil working everyday to feed and care for your plants–and they need to be fed too! Our cool composting method makes it easy to do this without any bins, tumblers or fancy equipment.

 

Come prepared to get your hands dirty:

Identifying what materials are suitable

Preparing different types of garden waste

How to maintain to compost pile

Turning compost piles

Sifting and how to store

 

We have learned that one person growing their food can only do so much whereas more of us growing together can truly bring the abundance that we all want in our lives. Come and learn about the unique opportunity Bermuda has to do this. All organisms, including humans, play a vital role in growing a healthy ecosystem.

 

As part of your participation you will receive our garden manual which includes: garden plan template, our planting guide for Bermuda and resource on trouble-shooting for a healthy ecosystem in your garden.

Book now sustainable gardening class

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!

Growing Healthy Seedlings
Abundant Living

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

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