Northern Canadian Permaculture & Gardening Workshops
Learn about cold climate permaculture, regenerative agriculture, pollinator health and nursery crop production in our Down to Earth Workshops to help you on your journey towards a sustainable, healthy lifestyle.
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Raised Bed Workshop ~ Learn how to build a raised bed and garden in our northern landscapes to extend the growing season with less weeding and more food
Wednesday March 16, 2022 Spirit River AB ~ Session closed
Raised Beds in our shorter seasons are a great way to start gardening earlier, produce more food and reduce the amount of work or weeding. Join us in this Raised Bed session to learn about choosing the right location, materials and soil/compost mixtures. This session will also explore raised bed designs, a supply list and instructions to build your own raised bed in a few days so you can start gardening the same week.
You will also learn about the cultural requirements to grow healthy plants with less watering while harvesting fresh homegrown food all year long. The best part, is less weeding and more time to get out and enjoy a relaxing garden space with your friends and family.
Northern Gardening Workshop ~ Learn how to create and grow a beautiful garden space to enjoy healthy home-grown food. No experience necessary for this in-person workshop.
Saturday March 5, 2022 Spirit River AB ~ session closed
Wednesday March 30, 2022 Eaglesham Library ~ session closed
Learn skills to grow a healthy, productive, enjoyable garden suited to your personal space, soil type, water, personal schedule and family food needs. This session focuses on extending the northern growing season with less time weeding and watering.
Topics include seasonality, supplies, designing, building the garden, amending soils, and water harvesting.
Get started in the right direction towards creating a healthy, enjoyable, relaxing garden space. No experience necessary. The growing information in the workshop applies to kitchen gardens, patio container gardens, raised beds, no-till gardens and traditional garden spaces ~ big or small.
Seed Starting Workshop ~ Learn how to start your own seeds indoors and grow healthy transplants for your northern vegetable or flower gardens
Learning to grow your own garden transplants can be a rewarding and relaxing hobby. Even if you have never gardened before, join us for this introductory workshop where you will learn about starting seeds indoors, planting media, grow lights and how to care for your new seedlings. Whether you plan to have a few pots on the deck or grow food for friends and family, we are here to help show you where to start.
~ 2022 dates TBA