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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...

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...

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;...

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...

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...

Student Blog Posts – Rhododendrons

This is a blog post in two parts - please enjoy all the great rhododendron information from our students at Pacific Horticulture College! Part 1: Rhododendrons by: Riley Kenler Having grown up on a grain farm in Southeast Saskatchewan, I was fortunate enough to have...

Landscape Design – PHC Student Project Opportunity

Each year, Pacific Horticulture College students work with members of the public who are willing to offer their properties as landscape design student projects. This is a great learning opportunity for PHC students, and the participants receive 2-4 gorgeous landscape...

We Are Hiring – Summer Positions

We have two Summer positions available at the HCP. Job descriptions and how to apply below: Position 1: Gardens Assistant The Gardens at HCP (https://hcp.ca/) is a public garden and place of learning in Saanich. The HCP is a not-for-profit society focused on the...

We Are Hiring – Assistant Gardener

We are looking for another positive and dynamic person to join our team. Job description and how to apply below: Job Description - Assistant Gardener Department:    Horticulture Company:       Horticulture Centre of the Pacific Reporting to:  Head Gardener...

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