Adult & Teen Programs – Spring 2023
Join The Edible Garden Project and the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre to learn how to prepare, plant, and maintain your garden this year. Learn gardening techniques suitable for BC’s coastal environments. This program is a partnership between the Edible Garden Project and the District of North Vancouver.
Suitable for ages 15+. Please consider donating to the Edible Garden Project and/or the Ecology Centre to help us keep running these free programs.
Ecological Garden Design
Saturday, May 27 from 10:00 to 10:45 am
How can you work with ecological relationships and processes such as succession and layers in your garden? How can you add perennials into the mix and take inspiration from forest gardens? Learn more about the garden ecosystem and use these understandings to help work with your existing garden to help it thrive.
Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 to 10:45 am
It’s summer, so that means that it’s time for winter gardening! While it might seem like the wrong season to begin, winter garden preparation begins in June and July. Learn what cool-season crops need to be planted now, and find out what you can plant in the summer to provide a crop of fall vegetables.
Hands-On How-To Day
Saturday, June 10 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
At Loutet Farm
Join the Edible Garden Project staff at Loutet Farm for a tour and discussion about their growing and harvesting processes! We will be touching on irrigation options, crop planning, harvesting, and how we farm while taking the wide ecosystem into consideration. There will be information for anyone from the balcony and backyard grower, up to those wanting to scale up their garden!
Past Workshop Recordings
Veggies 101: The Basics for New Gardeners
Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 to 10:45 am
Do you want to grow terrific tomatoes and astonishing artichokes in your garden this year? Join us for an introduction to growing your own vegetables. This workshop will focus on gardening in your yard or in raised beds.
Small Space Vegetable Gardening
Saturday, April 15 from 10:00 to 10:45 am
Discover how you can grow an abundance of food in containers! This workshop is designed for those who have a community garden plot or who live in an apartment or townhouse with a smaller garden. Learn about the fundamentals of container growing.
Building Your Garden Soil
Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 to 10:45 am
How can you develop healthy soil? Your garden soil is the foundation of a thriving garden. Learn how you can build your garden soil this spring and throughout the rest of the year as well. What do you need to do now to keep your soil healthy?
Understanding Your Garden Bugs
Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 to 10:45 am
What are those bugs doing, and how can you attract helpful invertebrates? At the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, we love invertebrates, aka bugs! Join us to learn about the bugs in your garden, what they are doing there, and how you can attract beneficial invertebrates to help your garden grow.
Super Salads: Growing Tomatoes and Cucumbers
Saturday, May 13 from 10:00 to 10:45 am
Learn about two favourite salad plants: tomatoes and cucumbers! What can you do with your tomato and cucumber plants to ensure that you have a bountiful crop? In this workshop, you’ll learn how to water, feed, pollinate, and prune your cucumbers and tomatoes – all of the ingredients for a successful crop.