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Announcing our new workshops:

Grow Citrus and Avocados in Canada? Why Not!

Learn to Push the limits with Sustainable and Regenerative Systems

March 4 & 5, 2023

March 18 & 19, 2023

Workshops at The Garden offer participants a unique opportunity to learn about a wide range of techniques used in sustainable and regenerative food production.  Jane Squier shares key knowledge acquired as a grower for over 40 years; in Alberta's foothills (Zone 3B), tropical Papua New Guinea, and the coastal Mediterranean climate of British Columbia.  The Garden integrates different technologies to create low-input, energy efficient and regenerative growing environments.  The participants will learn practical and cost effective approaches to apply in their own projects through a series of presentations and hands-on activities.

In this workshop we explore the following topics:​

  • Growing high quality sub-tropical fruit in Canada with minimal inputs, includes taste testing!

  • Greenhouses! Key considerations for creating a plant friendly environment

  • Cost effective and reliable options for venting, heating, glazes...

  • How to regenerate soil health 

  • Composting, anaerobic digestion, vermicomposting

  • How to track your progress, simple methods to assess soil and plant health

  • Rainwater catchment and filtration

Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of what it takes to create a healthy and manageable growing environment with a useful list of resources to continue to develop knowledge, skills and appropriate plans.

March Workshops:

Our session begins Saturday at 10 am. Both lunch and dinner will be served on Saturday to maximize our time together. Be prepared to enjoy some fabulous Salt Spring fare!

Sunday we start at 10 am. Lunch will be served, and the workshop winds up at 4 pm. 

We hope you'll join us!

Please register by clicking on your preferred dates:

March 4 & 5 - The Garden - Pushing the Limits I

March 18 & 19 - The Garden - Pushing the Limits II


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