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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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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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