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Feed Your Urge to Grow

Winter Workshop Series 2024

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

10 North Queen St., Etobicoke
Saturday, January 27, 2024, 9:30am-12:30pm

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.

Please sign up for Part 1 and Part 2 at the same time.

Register: $45 per person

Vegetable Garden Planning 2

10 North Queen St., Etobicoke
Saturday, February 3, 2024, 9:30am-12:30pm

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.

Please sign up for Part 1 and Part 2 at the same time.

Register: $45 per person

Garden Infrastructure

10 North Queen St., Etobicoke
Saturday, February 17, 2024, 9:30am-12:30pm

Raised Beds, Containers, Accessories, and More! For the weekend warrior, the budding DIYer, and the gardener in all of us, this workshop has a focus on how to build and install your own raised garden beds, and includes a hands-on segment in the BUFCO wood shop where we will build together.

Up to four small raised garden beds will be crafted by the end of this session. All the garden beds will be raffled off to workshop participants at the end of the event.

Register: $45 per seat + $25 materials

LIMITED TIME OFFER: 20% OFF DIY RAISED BED KITS

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