Organic Pest Control for Urban Food Production

  • 19 Jun 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • YWCA Metro Vancouver, 535 Hornby Street
  • 0


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Description: Not sure what’s wilting your tomatoes or leaving bites in your zucchinis? Help your garden achieve its full potential by incorporating organic methods for soil-boosting and pest management. Participants will learn to diagnose common diseases, pest damage, and nutrient deficiencies in garden vegetables, as well as prevention techniques such as attracting beneficial insects, improving soil fertility, and planting resistant varieties.


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. Saber Miresmailli holds a PhD in plant science and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Energy Biosciences Institute at the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana. Saber is an applied biologist interested in the impact of climate change on ecological functions, specifically on info-chemicals and insect-plant interactions. Saber also conducted research on precision agriculture and safe pesticides and collaborated with industry for number of years.

Tuesday June 19th         6-9pm

*Sign up for the Food Production Package and receive this course, Seed Starting and Propagation and Growing Food in Small Spaces 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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