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Job Posting – Integrated Pest Management Instructor

Job Posting – Integrated Pest Management Instructor

Position Title:           Integrated Pest Management Instructor – Part-time, Contract Department:              Pacific Horticulture College Reports To:                 College Director Start Date:                  March 2020 (negotiable) Hours:                        ...

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Holiday Decor From Your Garden

Holiday Decor From Your Garden

By: Linda Petite, Head Gardener Nature’s finest decorations are just outside your door. Take a stroll around your garden and be inspired by the possibilities of fragrant conifers, coloured stems, berries, seed heads, cones, moss, and even flowers. Add some of your...

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Community Education, Wellness, and You

Community Education, Wellness, and You

Community Education has long been a staple of offerings at the Gardens at HCP. Our mission is to 'connect people with plants' and while this is always our focus Community Education allows people to connect with not only the plants themselves but also the art that can...

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Saving Seed

Saving Seed

A Pacific Horticulture College Student Blog Post by: Chris Head This August, our horticulture class visited Salt Spring Island where we toured Salt Springs Seeds and listened and learned from long-time seed grower Dan Jason. Our deep thanks to the Hardy Plant Borders...

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Fruit Culture

Fruit Culture

Fruit Culture - a blog post in two parts by Pacific Horticulture College Students   Part 1: By Ian Silbernagel I won’t lie, when I first saw the list of special topics and discovered that I was assigned to fruit culture, I felt a little let down. Here were all...

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Medicinal Plants

Medicinal Plants

This blog post has been written by Pacific Horticulture Student: Rachel Lavrisa The Fireweed Farm & School, located on the Saanich Peninsula, traditional territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples, is dedicated to “rekindling the connection between plants and people”. You...

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Summertime in the Gardens at HCP

Summertime in the Gardens at HCP

The Gardens at HCP is a pretty special place year-round. The changing maple trees in the Takata Garden in fall, the hellebores gently blooming in winter, and the colours dazzling in spring make HCP a great place for locals and visitors to see what can be accomplished...

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Environmental Stewardship at Saanich Native Plants

Environmental Stewardship at Saanich Native Plants

A blog from our Pacific Horticulture College in two parts: Part One: Environmental Stewardship by: Alexandra Spalding On June 27, Kirsten Miskelly from Saanich Native Plants spoke to the PHC 2019 class about Environmental Stewardship and our role as horticulturists in...

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Organic Land Care Part 2

Organic Land Care Part 2

Part Two of our Pacific Horticulture College Student Blog Series on Organic Land Care. Find Part One here. We reap What We Sow by Darlene Rice This past month at Pacific Horticulture College, we were fortunate to meet Christina Nikolic of the Organic Gardener’s...

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Upcoming Events

Feb 08

Terrarium Gardens for Kids

February 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Feb 09

Willow Chair Workshop

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Feb 09

Grow a Career in the Floral Industry

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Feb 14

Pro D Day Camps

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Feb 15

Twill Tote Basket Workshop

February 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Feb 15

Plant Identification & Culture Workshops

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Feb 16

Wicker Basket with Wood Base Workshop

February 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Feb 16

Grow Your Own Way Wellness Journey

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm