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Waterwise Gardening 101

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Waterwise Gardening 101

Time: June 12, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: UBC Farm
Street: 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5
Event Neighbourhood and Type: workshop
Organized By: SPEC
Latest Activity: Jun 4, 2014

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Event Description

Learn to grow your vegetable garden in a world with dwindling water resources.

Students will learn about:
When to irrigate
How much to irrigate
Irrigation for gardens and small-scale systems
Water-wise practices
Rainwater collection
Drought tolerant crops
Improving soil drainage

Students will get hands-on experience with:
How to measure soil water content by hand
Choosing the best irrigation system (drip, micro-sprinkler, etc) for your garden

Instructor: Dr. Jose Celedon
Jose grew up spending his summer holidays and weekends helping at his uncle’s Farm where he learned his first lessons about growing vegetables and fruits. Since then, he has been always involved with different farming activities, from driving tractors to fixing irrigation pipes. Jose worked in irrigation research for the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture and developed teaching material in water management and irrigation for the University of Chile. He obtained a PhD in Horticultural Sciences at the University of Florida, USA. Currently, Jose is doing Postdoctoral studies in genetics of tree defenses against insects at the University of British Columbia in addition to collaborating with the UBC Farm to improve their irrigation system and practices.

Cancellation Policy: SPEC reserves the right to cancel any course or reduce the number of instructional hours, should the class not reach 50% capacity 5 days before the class. In the event that a course is cancelled, SPEC will offer students the option of transferring to another course, or obtaining a full refund.

Refund Policy: All cancellations must be made at least 5 working days before the start of the course by contacting or 604.736.7732. A 15$ processing fee is charged for cancellations. There is no fee for transferring the registration to another person.

**Please note that the SPEC office is not wheelchair accessible.

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