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Introduction and Intermediate Gardening Workshop

2015/04/25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A combination of the Introduction to Gardening Workshop and the Intermediate Gardening Workshop in a half-day weekend session.

Introduction to Gardening Workshop

Gardening can be a simple, enjoyable, and bountiful practice. It is possible to grow anywhere: from small urban balconies to 100 acre farms. This introduction workshop will prepare you with the concepts and strategies you need as a first time gardener to start growing your own food or landscape plants this summer. There will be a little bit of basic horticulture theory, followed by strategies for you to grow your first garden in a backyard, community garden, or balcony. Everyone will have a chance to try planting a sunflower for you to take home.

Intermediate Gardening Workshop

You have been growing for a season or two. You are comfortable growing a few basic crops in a small space that you have either bought as transplants or directly seeded. Now you are interested in learning about how to start your own seedlings under lights, make your own compost, use mulch, and save your own seeds. You are also running into problems with pests, diseases, soil deficiencies, and weed pressure. This workshop will build upon basic garden skills to fine tune your ability to grow great food in your garden. It is also a great opportunity to ask specific questions on knowledge and skills you feel you lack and would like to learn more in the area of horticulture.


12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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GSA Lounge
600 UC - 1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6 Canada
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