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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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Organic Land Care Principles

Organic Land Care Principles

by Maddy Pauls (Part one of our two part blog posts on Organic Land Care - Find Part Two Here) We had the pleasure of having three classes on organic land care with Christina Nikolic from The Organic Gardener’s Pantry. One of the biggest takeaways from her classes was...

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Plant Identification Instructor

Plant Identification Instructor

Position Title:              Plant Identification Instructor – Part-time, Contract Department:               Pacific Horticulture College Reports To:                 College Director Start Date:                  January 2020 Hours:                         Varies;...

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Dry-Stone Walling Techniques

Dry-Stone Walling Techniques

Student Blog post by: Amelia Barbin and Gareth Richards The art of constructing dry-stone walls first began as a method to separate farmers' fields from their neighbours' in north-western Europe. “Dry stone” is defined simply as a stone structure that has been...

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The Empress Fig

The Empress Fig

The Gardens at HCP has been part of the horticulture community, a tourist destination, a local favourite and a centre of plant education since 1979. It’s fair to say over the past 40 years we have created our own history. The wonderful thing though is that plants can...

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