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Gardening Workshop Series 2019
May 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
One event on June 9, 2019 at 10:30 am
One event on July 14, 2019 at 10:30 am
One event on August 11, 2019 at 10:30 am
One event on September 8, 2019 at 10:30 am
One event on October 6, 2019 at 10:30 am
~An Introduction to Gardening Throughout the Seasons~
All the gardening workshops are held at the Squamish public library, starting at 10:30 AM until Noon, one Sunday every month.
This is part of a nine-month gardening workshop series put on by Squamish CAN (Climate Action Network) and the Squamish Public Library, instructed by gardening guru Barb Hinde – a retired certified organic grower and herbalist.
Generously funded by Vancouver Coastal Health, and with in-kind support from the Squamish Public Library/District of Squamish.
Each workshop is as interactive as possible, so bring your questions when you come. Foraging and herbal medicine topics will be included in the workshops this year.
The workshop is by donation, with all funds going back to Squamish CAN for continuing our community programming.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
DATES AND TOPICS:
PLANNING YOUR GARDEN
This is where it all begins. We will cover garden location and how this can impact the success/failure of your growing season, seed selection and how do interpret a seed catalogue.
GROWING YOUR OWN STARTS
Why pay big bucks when it’s easy to start your own! Come and find out how easy it is.
WHAT KIND OF SOIL DO YOU HAVE?
WHAT AMENDMENTS DO I USE?
Healthy soil means healthy plants. Feel free to bring a sample of your soil to class. Learn how to amend your soil for the best possible result.
COMMON DISEASES AND NATURAL SOLUTIONS
Diseases can happen in the healthiest looking gardens. Learn about the most common diseases and how to deal with them naturally.
Mid season and your plants need all the help you can give them at this peak growing time. It’s not as hard as it sounds.
HAVING GROWING CHALLENGES? COMMON PESTS AND NATURAL CONTROLS
This session we will cover common pests in your garden and natural control of these pests. If you are having any specific growing challenges, please bring your questions and/or samples to this session.
PLANTING FALL CROPS
Summer isn’t the only time the plants thrive. Many plants like the cooler weather and are planted at this time of year.
GETTING READY FOR FALL
Summer is coming to a close, time to harvest and cover crop for the winter.
GETTING READY FOR WINTER
Things to do before you put your feet up for the winter. It’s time to put the garden to bed and let the soil rest.