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Beauty on the Wing
Join hummingbird bander Alison Moran for an exploration into the astounding world
of hummingbirds. Weather permitting,
you will witness hummingbird banding
and see these birds up-close. Learn to distinguish the species, sex and age of our local hummingbirds. Find out about the roles they play in our ecosystems and discuss hummingbird migration and breeding in
the province. Discover the ways these birds communicate and how to attract them to your own garden.
Facilitator: Alison Moran
Length: 2 consecutive Sats
Date: Sat, Apr 21 and Sat, Apr 28, 2017 Time: 10am-2pm
Cost: $109 + applicable taxes
The Kitchen Garden
Share in the secrets of a long-time gardener and discover how to grow vegetables all year long to the delight of your family and your friends. Learn how to care for your soil, keep your compost churning, grow food
in containers, and cultivate a year-round garden. Explore the possibilities of growing crops in cold frames, greenhouses, raised beds, and in the ground. Everyone will go home with new inspiration for a lovely kitchen vegetable garden.
Facilitator: Wendy Morton Length: 3 hours
Date: Sat, Jun 2, 2018 Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: $39 + applicable taxes
Medicinal Forest Walk
Walk in the woods with an herbal practitioner and learn about local medicinal plants. We will identify and discuss trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, and discuss their traditional and modern uses in clinical herbology. In addition, we will engage in sensory and meditative observation of plants as another means of learning.
Facilitator: Lindsay Hounslow Length: 3 hours
Date: Sat, Sep 16, 2017
Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: $59 + applicable taxes
Natural Processes for the Restoration of Drastically Disturbed Sites
The course is designed as an introduction to the ecological restoration of drastically disturbed sites (mines, industrial disturbances, landslides, etc.). Soil bioengineering can be used to deal
with over-steepened slopes and eroding stream banks.
Facilitator: David Polster
Length: 2 days
Date: Sat, Mar 24 and Sun, Mar 25, 2018 Time: 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $449 + applicable taxes
Wild Edible Foods of Southern Vancouver Island Discover the wild edible foods that are available in both urban and rural areas around Victoria, with emphasis on
foods that are in season. Learn foraging safety and how to identify plants, how
to harvest sustainably, and the seasonal availability of foods. Harvest and prepare select wild edibles as well as enjoy slide show presentations and lectures that will supplement your hands-on experiences.
Facilitator: Abe Lloyd
Length: 2 days
Date: Sat, Apr 28 and Sun, Apr 29, 2018 Time: 11am-4pm
Cost: $129 + applicable taxes
Wild Teas: A Field Trip
Spend an afternoon walking the  eld and woods, observing and gathering wild plants which can be used to make tea (technically herbal infusions). The diversity and abundance of plants for herbal teas is great and, other than some wild berries, perhaps the easiest of wild plants to incorporate into your food habits. Learn plant identi cation plus wild foraging ethics and skills. Bring a cup and drink in the wild!
Facilitator: Jay Rastogi Length: 3 hours
Date: Sun, May 27, 2018 Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: $69 + applicable taxes
Willow Armchair Workshop
In one day, you can make and take home your own bent Willow Armchair. Using Alder
for the frame and Willow for the benders, this is a classic Rustic project. All tools and materials provided.
Facilitator: Andrew Kent Length: 1 day
Date: Sun, Sep 17, 2018 Time: 9am-5pm
Cost: $269 + applicable taxes Horticulture
EcoFarm: Fall Fundamentals
This course demonstrates the critical interconnections among organic agriculture, biodiversity, and human nutrition through presentations, demonstrations and practical training. A hands-on learning experience in aspects of plant propagation, harvesting, and preservation (canning) illustrates the bene ts of ecofarming for people, planet, and pro t.
Facilitator: Various Facilitators from Haliburton Farms
Length: 5 days
Date: Fri, Oct 20 to Tue, Oct 24, 2017
Time: 9am-4:30pm Location: Haliburton Farms Cost: $795 + applicable taxes
EcoFarm: Winter Fundamentals Farming is a year-round business.
Winter is the time to take stock,
plan and prepare for the next season.
This course provides practical training
in plant propagation, proper tool use,
and value-adding product processing (fermentation). On an ecofarm, winter work includes biodiversity and restoration.
Facilitator: Various Facilitators from Haliburton Farms
Length: 5 days
Date: Fri, Jan 19 to Tue, Jan 23, 2018
Time: 9am-4:30pm Location: Haliburton Farms Cost: $795 + applicable taxes
EcoFarm: Spring Fundamentals Spring is the busiest time for growing food. This course emphasizes skills for building and sustaining soil health, planting with a plan for maximal value and productivity, and ecological restoration. An introduction to
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