Dig in with us for in depth, hands-on learning that will help budding vegetable gardeners build knowledge, confidence, and success in their own vegetable gardens. All workshops take place in person on Saturday mornings at our yard in South Etobicoke.
Vegetable Garden Planning 1
Get serious about growing food with this two-part intensive workshop. A carefully considered garden plan is the foundation of a happy garden. This two-part workshop explores the fundamentals of how to plan and plant a thriving vegetable garden starting with Special Guest Jocelyn Molyneux (she/her) of Wastenot Farms who reveals the basics of soil science and regenerative growing practices. BUFCO CEO and Garden Designer Arlene (she/her) then explores factors to consider include hardiness zones, garden location, planting schedules and frost dates.
The session culminates with a hands-on exercise where we develop crop lists based on what we’ve learned so far.
Vegetable Garden Planning 2
Garden plans come in all shapes and sizes, from a rough, hand-drawn sketch to detailed computer generated drawings of entire landscapes. No matter how simple or elaborate, a planting plan will help determine what to plant, where, when, and how much. This then informs what garden inputs to purchase, and becomes an important reference in following years. Participants will learn how to create a planting plan that incorporates crop rotation, companion planting, and succession planting.
By the end of the two-part series, participants will be able to create a garden plan specific to their own site with greater independence, confidence, and joy.