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Time: April 27, 2015 from 10am to 3pm
Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Street: 5251 Oak Street (at West 37th Avenue)
Website or Map: http://vandusengarden.org/
Event Neighbourhood and Type: teachers, workshop, ecology, garden
Organized By: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Latest Activity: Apr 27, 2015
In this teacher Pro-D workshop, learn how to grow an ecologically-friendly school food garden by fostering relationships between soil, plants and animals. This workshop is designed for teachers who are enthusiastic about gardening, ecology and cultivating a healthy garden ecosystem. It is also for others in the school community who are interested in school gardens, such as support workers and parents. Explore how to grow a garden in concert with nature. Learn how to attract insects and birds to help pollinate crops and eat pesky pests. Discover why you should rotate a diversity of plants. Be introduced to crops that are well suited to the west coast and the school year. Investigate how to inexpensively build healthy soil. See how a school food garden can be a living demonstration of plant and animal life-cycles, adaptations and interconnection. Instruction will include hands-on activities, group work, and outdoor exploration in the Garden.
Instructor: Lea Elliott
Subsidized by the Vancouver Master Gardeners.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS BY PHONE ONLY: 604-718-5898. Please leave a voicemail if we are not in, and we will return your call as soon as possible.