The Garden on Salt Spring Island is hosting a specialized workshop on October 26-28: Pushing the Limits with Energy Efficient Greenhouse Design Grow avocados and oranges in Canada? Why not! The workshop is designed to transfer knowledge and skills required to create a healthy and manageable growing environment, whether small or large, heated or unheated. We touch on the following topics using examples from ‘The Garden’ : Nutrient cycling (recovering nutrient from organic waste) anaerobic digestion (AD), compost and vermiculture. Growing sub-tropicals in Canada Greenhouse environment, venting and heating systems Healthy organic soils, hydroponics and digeponics Integrated Pest Management Rainwater catchment and … Continue reading OCT 26-28: SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Efficient Greenhouse Design Workshop
Project Information: This is a Job Creation Partnership Project, not regular paid employment. In order to qualify as a participant, you must be EI eligible (current Regular EI claim or past EI claim which ended in the last 60 months, be unemployed and demonstrate a need for current work experience to support your return to sustainable employment). Eligible participants receive an allowance as payment for their work and are expected to continue to seek employment during the project. Project Summary: Patchwork Farms, a small collaborative farm located on the Vernon Okanagan College campus has an opportunity developing and managing a … Continue reading Jobs: Vernon, BC – Patchwork Farms Greenhouse Coordinator
This post is the second in a series of helpful skill share videos from the Edible Garden Project in North Vancouver. Holly Rooke, Farm Manager for the North Shore Neighbourhood House’s Edible Garden Project, has managed greenhouse production for many season. Learn her tips and tricks for pruning and training tomatoes to maximize your harvest in this skill share video. www.ediblegardenproject.com North Shore Food Charter Implementation: Pruning Tomatoes for Maximum Production from Emily Jubenvill on Vimeo.