SORRY ALL OUR SPRING CLASSES ARE NOW FULL
Our popular spring classes are free except as noted and last about 1 1/2 hours. Please note: class size is limited and a reservation is needed. Call (250) 656-0384 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space. Please include your phone number if emailing. There is a limit of two classes per person.
WHAT’S THE BUZZ?
Sat. March 23 10:00 a.m.
Timing is everything, especially when it comes to mason bees. Releasing them at the proper time can make all the difference. Local bee expert Greg Cook will explain the ins and outs of looking after these fascinating creatures and how to help them, help you and your garden.
NATURAL LAWN CARE
Sat. March 30 10:00 a.m. with John Close of Lush Eco Lawns.
A beautiful lawn doesn’t have to be synonymous with overuse of water, fertilizer and chemicals. A lawn is really a collection of plants, and like all plants will thrive if given the right conditions. Learn how to have a healthy, green, low maintenance lawn without pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
TEN BEST DESIGN TIPS FOR A GORGEOUS GARDEN SORRY FULL
Sat. April 06, 10:00 a.m. with Louise Boutin, Garden Designer and Landscape Architect. Simplify your to-do list by targeting the best moves to achieve the greatest impact. We will discuss tips on structure, style, colour and focus areas. We’ll look at strategies for screening the bad parts, highlighting the good ones and creating focal points. We’ll talk about container placement for best results; gateways, entryways, and terrace food pots.
GROW VEGETABLES ALL YEAR, NO MATTER WHAT SPACE YOU HAVE
Sun. April 07 and Mon. April 08 10:00 a.m. with our own Faye Ford
Are you harvesting vegetables from your own garden right now? If not, you are missing out on the peak harvest time for many of the most nutritious vegetables: spinach, kale, chard, purple sprouting broccoli, leeks etc. Even root vegetables may still be in the ground ready for pulling and eating. Perhaps you feel you don’t have the space or time to garden all year? It’s easier than you think. Join Faye’s class and learn to grow vegetables in small spaces all year round.
Saturday, April 13 10:00 a.m.
Enjoy this rare opportunity to work alongside members of the Vancouver Island Bonsai Society in this hands-on workshop. Club members will be working on their own specimens as they guide you through the process of creating a bonsai. Whether you need help getting started or have questions about what’s next, this workshop will be fun and informative.
Instruction is free, but basic supplies and plants will be available for purchase. Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required.
HOW TO SET UP A HOBBY GREENHOUSE
Sunday, April 14 10:00 a.m. with Mike McCandlish
This class will be of interest to anyone who is either pondering a greenhouse or is just starting out with one. Mike will talk about the benefits of having a greenhouse and how to make the most of one. He will cover how to choose the right location for a hobby greenhouse and how to set it up to make the most of the space. He’ll also be able to answer any greenhouse related questions that you might have.