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Carpentry for Gardeners Section 1

  • 05 Jun 2012
  • 6:00 PM
  • 12 Jun 2012
  • 9:00 PM
  • Vancouver Community Laboratory, 525 Great Northern Way
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Description: Finally build that luxury chicken coop you've been dreaming of, or at least a simple trellis for your peas.  Some basic carpentry skills open up a world of possibilities in the garden, from space-saving techniques like arbors, to creating raised beds for improved accessibility.  This practice-based course is offered in partnership with the Vancouver Community Lab, where students will build a simple project while gaining experience with design, hand tools, and shop tools.  Emphasis on safe, sustainable, and reclaimed materials.

Instructor: Duncan Martin moved to Vancouver from Vermont in 2003 to go to UBC. After an English degree and some years of teaching, he began drawing on other interests such as design, agricultural outbuildings, and visual art to form the fledgling chicken coop business that he now runs at www.DailyEggs.com. It is a work in progress that thrives on educating, connecting, celebrating, and most of all, getting people started with a flock of healthy, happy, and productive egg-laying hens. When he’s not building coops, Duncan is either baking bread, mushroom hunting, tinkering, or out and about with family and friends.

Class Meets on 2 Tuesdays:  June 5 and 12
     from 6-9 pm

*Please Note that Carpentry for Gardeners Section 1 and 2 are the same class offered at different times.  Register only for one section.

*Sign up for our Chickens n' Coops Course Package and receive this course plus Chickens in the City at 15% off the price of the individual courses.

**Thanks to the Home Depot Canada Foundation for their generous support of this class!***

Important additional information:

Online payments are completed through our PayPal site via credit card, you will be directed automatically.

Offline (manual) payments by mail or in-person are accepted by cheque or cash.

To pay in person prior to the event: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 AM to 4 PM visit SPEC at 2060 Pine Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 4P8 (The Kentwood Building). Ask for Oliver. Please bring exact cash or cheque. Register online for the course prior to visiting the office.

Mailing cheques: Cheques payable to SPEC may be sent to 2060 Pine Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 4P8.

In most cases we will require you to pay in advance to hold your space. If there are spaces available the day of the event you may pay at the door with exact cash or cheque, however registration at the door will be on a first come first serve basis.

Credit card payments are not available by phone or in-person.

Please note that minimum registration must be met for courses to run. If necessary classes may be cancelled with at least 24hr notice. Refunds will be provided for cancelled classes.

Refunds can not be guaranteed for no-shows or cancellations with insufficient notice.

Please make cheques payable to SPEC. Questions? email fieldschool@spec.bc.ca

Thank you, On behalf of the SPEC|YWCA UFFS team.

Society Promoting Environmental Conservation

2305 West 7th Ave 

Vancouver, BC  V6K 1Y4

T: 604.736.7732
E:  admin@spec.bc.ca

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