2021 Gardens on the Go
Earthship Workshop series
Although we love hands on, in person classes, the first three sessions will be held as on-line Zoom classes from 1pm to 3pm. As things evolve with COVID-19 safety protocols we will continue to evaluate the situation and will hopefully be able to offer classes in person at theDoighouse.
Connie Kuramoto has been teaching Horticulture for over 30 years, and gardening for even longer. She was a technician and instructor for Vancouver Island University for 20 years, and currently teaches on contract for North Island College and Gaia College, as well as numerous workshops and talks throughout Vancouver Island and beyond.
Connie has worked in the Horticulture Industry in Greenhouses, Market Gardens, Florist Shops, Farms, and has managed her own Horticulture Training and Service Business, Gardens on the Go for nearly ten years. Her zoom sessions are filled with information and growing tips.
Series Dates and Topics
February 6, 2021 – SOLD OUT
Pruning Basics: Learn the rules that make pruning fruit trees easy!
Join Connie Kuramoto, long time Horticulture Instructor and learn to prune those fruit trees! Using the keep it simple principle, Connie will introduce you to just a few rules that will give you confidence in your fruit tree pruning adventures. This class will introduce you to pruning theory during a two hour Zoom class. Bring your questions. Send pictures and questions about pruning to Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 13, 2021
Building a Garden Bed: Learn to build a sheet mulched garden bed right on top of what you have now, whether lawn weeds, or bare soil. No building skills required.
Join this class to learn to brew up some good nutrition for your soil. Using easy to grow plants and plants gathered from the wild, as well as inexpensive microbial solutions, you can blend and brew some nutritious garden teas that your soil microbes and your plants will thrive on. We will talk about using common weeds to make brews, as well as compost tea and microbial blends. Bring your questions! There will be time to answer questions after the session, as well as by email.
April 24, 2021 – Garden Teas & Brews: Learn to make your own garden fertilizers using easy to find materials.
Getting started on gardening can be easy with the no dig sheet mulched garden bed method. This method will turn any area of your yard into a garden in one afternoon. Grow fantastic vegetables, herbs, or flowers, with a minimum of effort and weeding using inexpensive and easy to source materials. Get a jump start on a garden this year. Food prices are expected to rise significantly and using this method you can build your bed and plant into it the same day. All questions will be answered either during class, or afterwards. Come and join us and join the ranks of thousands of gardeners growing fresh nutritious food for themselves and their families.
Book online for February, March and April sessions and HOLD THE DATES for the remainder of the series:
- May 8, 2021 – Building an edible Mother’s Day planter
- June 19, 2021 – Planting a winter garden
- July 24, 2021 – Composting, and building a worm bin
- August – no class
- September 25, 2021 – An Earthship Greenhouse planter
- October 23, 2021 – Propagation
Email email@example.com and let me know if you would like to be put on our ‘reminder’ list.
If you are interested in a private tour of theDoighouse Earthship and Gardens it is still available by appointment only.
Children welcome with supervision.