Grow Citrus and Avocados in Canada? Why Not!
Learn to Push the limits with Sustainable and Regenerative Systems
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.
We explore the following topics:
How to grow sub-tropical fruit in Canada with minimal inputs. Learn to assess and monitor fruit quality with Brix refractometer (and taste tests).
Greenhouses: Key considerations for creating a plant friendly environment
Cost effective and reliable options for venting, heating, glazes and nutrient management
The 6 principles of regenerative agriculture to restore soil health
Johnson-Su 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.
Please contact Jane for upcoming events.