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*Balcony and Container Gardening

Event Details

*Balcony and Container Gardening

Time: February 6, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Strathcona Community Centre
Street: 601 Keefer St.
City/Town: Vancouver
Phone: Registration/Information: 604.713.1838 or in person at Strathcona Community Centre. Please pre-register.
Event Neighbourhood and Type: strathcona, workshop, gardening., balcony and container gardening
Organized By: Ross Moster, Village Vanouver Neighbourhood Food Networks and Lauren Brown, Strathcona CC Food Security Program
Latest Activity: Feb 1, 2014

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Event Description

Want to grow food but you live in an apartment? In this course we will cover the techniques and challenges specific to gardening indoors and on balconies in containers. We'll look at soil, fertilizing organically, watering, containers, different sun orientations and what to grow. Instructor: Grant Watson.

Cost: $25

50% Subsidies are available to low income residents of Vancouver with a Leisure Access Card. For details on how to apply, please contact Strathcona CC or visit

Part of VV's Winter Cultivating Food, Cultivating Community series at Strathcona Community Centre Feb-March 2014. Next workshop Feb 13 -- Introduction to Organic Food Gardening.


Comment Wall

Comment by Gayle Morton on February 1, 2014 at 9:22pm

As of this afternoon only 5 people have registered for the workshop, to ensure it happens please register ASAP if you are wanting to take it.

Comment by Ross Moster on January 29, 2014 at 9:42pm

Hey Karenza,

Reg info is above: Registration/Information: 604.713.1838 or in person at Strathcona Community Centre. Please pre-register.

Comment by karenza t. wall on January 29, 2014 at 8:24pm

hi ross, i definitely want to attend this but cannot find registration area. do not want to miss out. thank you, karenza

Comment by karenza t. wall on January 29, 2014 at 8:23pm

oh thank you village vancouver. at last, indoor gardening for the millions who live in apartment style accommodation without access to outdoor spaces.

Comment by Ross Moster on January 29, 2014 at 4:49pm

Hi Hendrik,

No worries, I'll let them know and we'll hold a spot for you - when you get back just be sure and let Strathcona know.

Definitely let folks know to signup in advance -we need to know we have enough registration at least 2-3 days in advance.

Comment by Angela Squires on January 29, 2014 at 1:32pm

I think 65 Gayle but call them to check.

Comment by Gayle Morton on January 29, 2014 at 1:21pm

What age is considered senior? The Leisure Access Card takes up to 8 weeks to process.

Comment by Hendrik Beune on January 28, 2014 at 1:17pm

Ross, it is not clear to me how I sign up here. I'm still in Europe so I cannot phone the Strathcona Community Centre from here. Is there another way to do this and soon? I really think a lot of people I know would be interested in taking this course, sign me up please!

Comment by Hendrik Beune on January 28, 2014 at 12:49pm

I've signed up for this course twice already and every time it got cancelled because of insufficient participation. I really want to take this course and I hope that enough people sign up this time!
I ecourage everyone to spead the word; This is what I advertized on Facebook: "I recommend all apartment dwellers to join me in this course. Learn how to grow vegetables and herbs inside your apartment, on your balcony or roof-top patio. You'll be so happy you did!"

Comment by Angela Squires on January 27, 2014 at 2:34pm

Strathcona CC only take Visa, not MC. You can mail them a cheque or go there to register. Half price for Seniors!

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