Growing Food in Small Spaces

  • 15 May 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • YWCA Metro Vancouver, 535 Hornby Street
  • 2


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Description: Learn to grow fresh fruits and veggies the city dweller's way, with containers!  Participants will learn about container design, companion planting, choosing appropriate varieties, and creating a fertile soil mix for optimal yield. 


Dr. Tara Moreau is SPEC’s Vice-President and Food Committee Co-Chair. For 10 years, she has been involved with the study and promotion of sustainable agriculture at both local and international levels. She holds a PhD in integrated pest management and is currently evaluating agriculture and climate change as postdoctoral research fellow with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, the University of British Columbia and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Dr. Carole Christopher is also SPEC’s Vice-President and Food Committee Co-Chair. She has a doctorate in Nutrition with particular focus on nutritional ecology and food policy. She has developed and taught university courses and has over 25 years experience as an activist in food and environmental issues. Carole speaks frequently on the role of technology and marketing in creating an industrial food system that is nutritionally hazardous and ecologically unsustainable. She advocates supporting regional and urban agriculture by eating locally and seasonably whenever possible and is an avid organic gardener and seed saver.

Tuesday May 15th 6-9pm

*Sign up for the Food Production Course Package and receive 3 of our Food Production courses:  Seed Starting and Propagation, Growing Food in Small Spaces and Organic Pest Control for Urban Food Production at 15% off.

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

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

2060-B Pine Street Vancouver BC V6J 4P8 | tel: 604-736-7732  | |

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