Join Esquimalt Community Garden for our upcoming workshops!
Learn from local master gardeners during this exciting new workshop series! All workshops are designed to be hands-on learning and most will be held at the Esquimalt community Garden locate din Anderson Park (835 Colville Rd.). You can register for individual workshops or for the whole series. Individual and family price options are available. To learn more about our workshops please visit our blog at esquimaltcommunitygardens.blogspot.com or “like” our facebook page.
Maximizing your Harvest with Square Foot Gardening
Grow lots of food in small spaces using this simple planting method. You’ll learn step-by-step tips & tricks for success in your garden, and grow plenty of food for your kitchen!
Sat Apr 21 9:00am-12:00pm
Making your Plants Happy with Companion Planting
Some plants compliment each other and are actually healthier and more productive when grown together. This workshop will outline the basics of companion planting and includes a “three sisters” planting demonstration.
Sat May 26 9:00am-12:00pm
Enjoying Chickens in Your Own Backyard
Are you aware that you can enjoy chickens in your own backyard in most municipalities within Greater Victoria (including Esquimalt)? This workshop is perfect for anyone that has an interest in raising chickens! You’ll learn how to find the supplies you need, keep your chickens happy, healthy and producing eggs. The afternoon component will also include a “backyard chicken tour”, allowing you to see a few different backyard set-ups and speak with local backyard chicken enthusiasts.
Sat Jun 16 9:00am-3:00pm
Learn all of the basics for getting your compost started, keeping it healthy and using it to nourish your garden. You’ll be amazed with how simple composting can be when you follow a few important tips!
Sat Jul 21 9:00am-12:00pm
Planning & Planting your Winter Garden
Extend your growing season and enjoy eating your own home-grown food throughout the year! Learn which plants to include, when to plant them and how to protect and harvest them throughout the cooler months.
Sat Aug 11 9:00am-12:00pm
$10 (individual)/ $15 (family) per workshop
$35 (individual)/ $55 (family) for the series
Subsidies are available for low income families.
Please contact Esquimalt Community Garden Society for more information.