- creating garden maps
- row feet estimates
- recording data: paper and excelseed inventory
Attendees will get the most out of this workshop if they come with the approximate dimensions of their proposed garden area and a rough estimate of their household’s weekly veggie consumption. Laptops would be beneficial for those who are comfortable using excel.
Instructors: Emi Do and Scott Bell
Emi Do is co-founder and former farmer behind Yummy Yards- an urban farm based out of South West Vancouver. She is also the coordinator of City Farms Co-op, a producer co-operative of small scale sustainable farms in the Metro Vancouver region, and is on the Board of Directors of Vancouver Urban Farming Society. In the past three years, she has taught numerous workshops about urban food production for various community organizations in Metro Vancouver. Emi is a passionate advocate of regional food system development, which includes ensuring the success of small scale, sustainable food producers. Emi has an Honours Bachelor’s of Science Degree and a Permaculture Design Certificate.
Scott Bell, Farm Manager at Fresh Roots, has been farming for six years in both an urban and rural context. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agroecology and worked for five years in web development and technology education. Scott has led field-based farm educational programs as well as facilitated lessons in farm systems management. He is passionate about exploring ways small-scale farming can be highly productive and financially viable thus enabling a new generation of farmers to participate in a strong region food system.
Cancellation Policy: SPEC reserves the right to cancel any course or reduce the number of instructional hours, should the class not reach 50% capacity 5 days before the class. In the event that a course is cancelled, SPEC will offer students the option of transferring to another course, or obtaining a full refund.
Refund Policy: All cancellations must be made at least 5 working days before the start of the course by contacting email@example.com or 604.736.7732. A 15$ processing fee is charged for cancellations. There is no fee for transferring the registration to another person.
**Please note that the SPEC office is not wheelchair accessible.