Workshops

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SOLD OUT Saturday, January 26, 2019Garden Tool Cleaning and Sharpening Workshop, with Grant Cummins, 10am or 1pm 

Location: Comox (TBA to registrants closer to the date)
Participants: 6 people/session
Cost: $25 members or $30 non-members (includes 2 sharpening files)
Washroom: Available on site
Attire: Outdoors, dress for the weather
Parking: Ample street parking; carpooling is always recommended

What to bring: Bring either a bypass pruner or lopper
Sharp tools make the hard jobs in the garden so much easier. This
workshop will provide hands on training so that you are confident in
cleaning, sharpening and maintaining your pruning tool. The skills you learn
will help you maintain your other pruning tools.

Note: two sharpening files will be included in the cost of the workshop and
are yours to keep

SOLD OUT Saturday February 16th, 2019 – Winter Fruit Tree Pruning with Linda Pritchard, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Cost: $15.00/person (members) or $20.00 (non-members)What to Bring: a sharp pair of bypass pruners. Safety glasses and gloves are required

What to wear: Dress for the weather in clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty or damaged

Linda Pritchard has been in the landscaping/horticulture business for 36 years. After graduating high school, she started her career at a nursery in Montreal.  After four years of helping to manage the nursery, she decided to start her own business. Lavenders Blue Landscaping was created. She moved to BC in 1989 continuing her business and came to live on the island in 1994. In 2017 and 2016 Lavenders Blue Landscaping was one of the top landscape businesses in People’s Choice Award for the Comox Valley Area.

We are delighted to be partnering with Linda for the second time on this very interesting and useful workshop!

PAST WORKSHOPS:

October 2018 Vermiculture Workshops – Sonia Gonsalves & June Ballantyne 

Sept 17, 2018 – Conway Lum (September Guest Speaker) tackles two of our Members gardens to advise on their individual challenges

June 24, 2018 – Make your own Stepping Stones Workshop

April 21, 2018 – Some images from our workshop on creating your own potting soils!

March 3, 2018 – From our Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop