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Growing Food in the City

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Growing Food in the City

Time: May 1, 2011 at 6:30pm to June 21, 2011 at 6:30pm
Location: Canada Way Education Center
Street: 5310 Woodsworth St.
City/Town: Burnaby, B.C
Website or Map:…
Phone: (604) 664-8888
Event Neighbourhood and Type: workshop, gardening
Organized By: Burnaby Continuing Education / Gaia College
Latest Activity: Jun 21, 2011

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Event Description

If you are concerned about where your food comes from, what’s in it (or on it), or simply getting the best nutrition possible for your family – growing your own vegetables and fruit is the answer.

In this unique and timely course you will learn essential permaculture and organic gardening techniques to

  • Create and maintain healthy soil, which in turn can grow nutritious food
  • Analyze and optimize the growing conditions in your garden
  • Creatively collect, use and preserve water for optimal garden health
  • Use holistic solutions for plant health problems (“pests” and “diseases”)
  • Select, plant, maintain, harvest a large variety of food plants for year-round enjoyment
  • Propagate plants
  • Store your harvest
  • Save your own seeds

This practical, hands-on course is open to everyone, no prior education or gardening experience required.

Students are encouraged to grow their own garden during the year, putting the newly acquired knowledge and skills to practice. Of the 20 sessions, 6 to 8 will be classroom sessions and the rest will be practical labs held in students’ gardens. The course also includes 2 field trips, and ends with a celebration and potluck event, for all to share their experiences and recipes.

There are no pre-requisites, but the Organic Master Gardener Course would be highly beneficial either before, during or after this program.

Pre-gergistration required. Please register through Burnaby Continuing Education at

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Comment by Cylia on January 22, 2011 at 1:03pm
I highly recommend this course. I completed this last year. c

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