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Growing Food - Victoria

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Monday, March 25th, 2013
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Course starts today

If you are concerned about where your food comes from, what’s in it (or on it), or simply getting the best nutrition possible for your family – growing your own vegetables and fruit is the answer.

In this unique and timely course you will learn essential permaculture and organic gardening techniques to

* Create and maintain healthy soil, which in turn can grow nutritious food
* Analyze and optimize the growing conditions in your garden
* Creatively collect, use and preserve water for optimal garden health
* Use holistic solutions for plant health problems (“pests” and “diseases”)
* Select, plant, maintain, harvest a large variety of food plants for year-round enjoyment
* Propagate plants
* Store your harvest
* Save your own seeds

This practical, hands-on course is open to everyone, no prior education or gardening experience required.

Students are encouraged to grow their own garden during the year, putting the newly acquired knowledge and skills to practice. Of the 17 sessions, 6 will be classroom sessions and the rest will be practical labs held in students’ gardens. The course also includes inspiring summer fun exercises, and ends with a celebration and potluck event, for all to share their experiences and recipes.

Semester I $ 595.00
Semester II $ 595.00
Total $ 1190.00

Fees are payable as follows:

Burnaby and Victoria:

Semester I At time of registration.
Semester II Before the start of the semester.


The full tuition is payable at time of registration.

Fees include:

Printed and online handouts
Unlimited access to our on-line plant database
Unlimited access to our on-line community center, including library, discussion forums and much more
Fees do not include

texts and supplies.

Cost: General: pricing above
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Talks | Lectures
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    Home & Garden
Location: Haliburton Community Organic Farm
741 Haliburton Rd., Victoria
This event is for Adults, Seniors, Singles, Student / College
More Info: Gaia College Events
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