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Growing Your Own Food: Getting Started and Planting Your Garden

Date & Time:

June 1, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


RBG Centre (680 Plains Rd W)


Courses and Programs, Green Thumb


1 to 2 Hours


Pre-Registration Required, Ticketed Event

Event Description

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.

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*RBG Members receive 10% off most RBG Experiences programming when using the member discount code. Learn more about where to find the code.

**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 to see this season’s full offering.