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Gardening with Children

Gardening with Children

Recently the BBC published an article saying that Gardening is an activity that can help you live until you are 100 or more!  And there is nothing a toddler loves more than a little watering can to sprinkle onto the plants like Mom and Dad. Gardening is a wonderful...

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Introduction to Cannabis Growing

Introduction to Cannabis Growing

Thank you to our Pacific Horticulture College students for providing this two part blog sharing what they have learned. To take your own 'Cannabis Basics for the Home Grower' workshop with Jo Wyld visit our event calendar to fin the next available class. Part 1:...

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Job Posting – Seasonal Assistant Gardener

Job Posting – Seasonal Assistant Gardener

Responsibilities: Assist the Head Gardener with general garden duties including but not limited to: pruning, weeding, watering, fertilizing, transplanting, compost maintenance, lawn care Work independently with minimal supervision but also able to work as part of a...

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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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Sun 29

Mason Bees 101

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Apr 04

Art of Bonsai – Design & Care Workshop

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Hypertufa for Kids

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Mason Bees 101

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Flower Crown Workshop

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Meadowscaping for Biodiversity Workshop

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Kids Garden Club 2020

April 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Apr 11

Forest Therapy Walks

April 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm