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Gardening Basics Workshop Series 4 – Composting and Pruning

Gardening Basics Workshop Series
Ensure Success
A WORK AND LEARN SERIES
Get your hands dirty working in the greenhouse while you learn!
Opportunity for gardeners to be gentler on the earth while harvesting more nutritious food…
gardeningPart 4. Composting and Pruning

  • Composting can be as simple or as exciting as you want to make it. We will explore the many ways to compost. Make compost tea and have a tea party for the plants and look at the role of worms in composting.
  • Pruning your vegetables and tomatoes is critical to a good harvest – learn when and how to do it to increase your yield and maximize your crop. You will actually prune tomatoes in the greenhouse.

gardeningDate: May 30, 2023
Time: 6:00-8:30
Workshop site: Groundswell Greenhouse
Cost: Members (Regular and Premium) – $25.00 Non Members $30.00

Supported by: Groundswell Network Society and Home Hardware
What to bring: Your Garden Journal, your garden gloves, trowel, water bottle, photos of bedding plants you started at home.

***NOTE: if you book all 4 programs in this series the total cost for members is $80.00, a savings of $20. Ticket available in part 1

Gardening Basics Workshop Series 1 – Soil, Water, Food

Gardening Basics Workshop Series
Ensure Success
A WORK AND LEARN SERIES
Get your hands dirty working in the greenhouse while you learn!
Opportunity for gardeners to be gentler on the earth while harvesting more nutritious food…
gardeningPart 1. Soil, Water, Food

  • Learn basic permaculture principles
  • Create Living soil rich in microorganisms which support plant health
  • Understand the best ways to top dress, make worm castings and composting 101.
  • Understand our valley soil, necessary mineral amendments and zone areas. There are many microclimates in the valley. Is your garden one of them?
  • Watering – our most precious commodity in the world today – how to reduce consumption, reuse existing water, slow evaporation, and remove harmful chemicals from the water.
  • Learn how to use a garden journal.
  • Basic care of garden tools
  • Share experiences and ask questions with a community of gardeners and an experienced coach.

Date: February 21, 2023
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Location: Groundswell Community Greenhouse
Cost: Members (Regular and Premium) – $25.00 Non Members $30.00
What to bring: garden gloves, trowel, a soil sample from your garden or yard (if you don’t yet have a garden), your water bottle.

***NOTE: if you book all 4 programs in this series the total cost for members is $80.00, a savings of $20.

Create Your Own Vermicompost

Looking for a worthwhile and fun activity to do with your children?

Young or Old Wiggle Away
Create Your Own Vermicompost

Do you want to do a bit for climate change?
Do you want to help the gardens around you be healthier?
Do you hate wasting kitchen scraps? …And hey, you will also be reducing the cost of garbage pickup.

vermicompostJoin Landon as she helps you create your very vermicomposter, a box of red wriggler worms that eat up compost and give worm castings that are great for the garden. The worms are very low maintenance and help prevent food waste. All materials provided, worms included!

Facilitator: Landon Dales
Date: Feb 25, 2023
Time: 10 AM to 12 PM
Location: Groundswell Community Greenhouse
Attendee: Adults and children over age 8 accompanied by an adult.
Cost: Members (regular and premium) $35.00, non members $45.00 – you will go home with your own very sanitary wormary that you will enjoy using for years to come and your own and your neighbour’s gardens will flourish.

Things to bring: your waterbottle, we will supply gloves and all materials including the worms. You will go home with your own wormary.