Gardening Course: Grow Your Own Food!
Registration is now open for our 2018 class. Sign up now to reserve your spot in this popular class.
Do you want to grow your own vegetables and herbs, but don’t know where to start? The Farmers on 57th have instructional garden plots just for you!
Come experience the joy of growing your favourite vegetables under the guidance of professional gardeners and educators, Karen Ageson and Jess Henry, who are thrilled to be sharing their passion with you. The learning will be hands-on: you will plan, plant and tend your own garden plot, with instruction and support throughout the growing season. Along the way, you’ll learn about garden planning, soil health, seed starting, transplanting, weeding, watering and organic pest control.
You will learn all that is necessary to start, maintain and eat from your own garden. We meet 6:30-8pm, every 2nd Thursday, March 29 to August 30, 2018. If you can’t attend every class, don’t worry—there are hand-outs and opportunities to catch up. Expect to visit your garden outside of ‘class time’ to water, weed, and harvest your bounty! We will be outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Bring gardening gloves if you want them. All other supplies are included, and the food you grow is yours to enjoy. We encourage you to garden with your family—registration cost is per plot, not per person.
Location: on the grounds of George Pearson Centre, 650 West 57th Ave. Next to the Farmers on 57th Market Garden accessed via 57th Ave. between Cambie and Heather Street.
6:30pm, every second Thursday, late March to August
$300 for 12 instructional sessions, supplies and use of a garden plot approx. 4’X8′