Description: Want to get the most out of your garden this year? Vancouver's climate is perfect for getting the most out of your garden growing in the spring and fall 'shoulder' seasons. Learn how to choose cool season varieties, when to plant them, and how to take advantage of urban microclimates to keep your garden thriving all year long. Students will learn various season extension techniques, and will get hands-on experience building a cold frame in class.
Instructor: Lis Thomas is a horticulturist who worked in community greening in NYC before moving to Vancouver. She is currently running the YWCA Metro Vancouver Rooftop Food Garden and is also studying post-industrial soil remediation as part of an MSc. in Plant Science. Lis is passionate about urban agriculture, bicycling, native plants, metal fabrication, and circus arts.
Saturday September 22
*Sign up for our Season Extension Package and receive this course plus Solar Greenhouses and Preserving the Harvest at 15% off the price of the individual courses.
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