Growing Your Own Food: Getting Started and Planting Your Garden
One of RBG’s Courses & Workshops
Learn the basics of growing your own food by getting your hands in the soil in this 3-part series. Master Gardener, Nancy Lee-Colibaba, will help you to develop the skills you need to grow your own food at home.
Register for one session or the full series:
- Wednesday, June 1; 6 to 8 p.m. – Getting Started and Planting Your Garden: We’ll start by discussing what plants need to thrive and how to compost at home; then we’ll learn the best vegetables to grow in your garden, from containers to earth beds. Discover new heirloom varieties, how to read seed packs, and steps to set up your season for success.
- Wednesday, July 13; 6 to 8 p.m. – Caring for the Garden: Learn to mulch, stake, trim, weed, water, and train your pants to grow vertically. There is much to do mid-season! Discuss organic pest control methods and succession and companion planting to get the most out of your space.
- Wednesday, August 17; 6 to 8 p.m. – Harvesting from the Garden: It’s time to reap what you’ve sown! Explore the hows and whens of best-harvest practices for veggies and herbs, ways to extend your growing season into the fall months, and tips on saving seeds for the year ahead.
Fee: $20 per session or $50 for all three sessions + Service Fee (Members 10% off*)
Please pre-register 10 days in advance**
Header photo by Nadine N.
**Pre-Registration is required for all RBG Courses & Workshops, ideally by the date provided to allow the program organizers to best prepare. If the indicated “register by” date has passed, you may still be able to register for the program, provided there is space still available.
More Courses & Workshops
RBG offers courses and workshops for families, kids and adults in the areas of gardening, nature, botanical arts and wellness. Visit rbg.ca/publicprograms to see this season’s full offering.