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pollination production and marketing, and moving away from chemical dependency and the future of bees. Prerequisite:
at least two seasons of beekeeping and/or Beekeeping: Introductory Course.
Facilitator: Bob Liptrot
Length: 4 weekday evenings + 1 full Sat (see website) Date: Please refer to website for dates
Time: 7pm to 10pm (Tue and Thu) and 10am to 4:30pm (Sat)
Cost: $289 + applicable taxes
Can I Eat that Mushroom?
A Mycological Adventure
Interested in fungi? Curious to know
more about the colourful and mysterious mushrooms you see in your lawn or on hikes? This hands-on, practical and fun course is
for beginners and also for those who know a few mushrooms but want to learn more. We will spend time both in the classroom and
in the forest introducing the fascinating life histories of fungi, providing techniques for identifying mushrooms, and more.
Facilitator: Juliet Pendray
Length: 2 days
Date: Sat, Nov 3 and Sun, Nov 4, 2018 Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: $169 + applicable taxes
Enlichenment! Level One –
Introductions to Lichens
Intrigued by lichens and want to know
more about them? In this classroom and field session, we will cover how to identify lichens, how to distinguish them from other organisms, their place in the local ecologies and how they are used as food, medicine and tools. This course is intended for those new to lichen or at a beginner identification level.
Facilitator: Juliet Pendray Length: 3 hours
Date: Sat, Mar 23, 2019 Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: $75 + applicable taxes
Enlichenment! Level Two –
Identification Characters
& Practice
This course is intended for those who have taken Level One, or who otherwise have an equivalent understanding of the nature of lichens, identifying the main lichen groups, and hand lens use. In this classroom and field
session, we will build on knowledge acquired in level one, focusing in particular on key identification characters for the various lichen types and common local genera.
Facilitator: Juliet Pendray Length: 3 hours
Date: Sat, Apr 6, 2019 Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: $75 + applicable taxes
Green Christmas:
The HANDs-on Making of Fresh Wreaths, Swags & GarlANDs Using native B.C. boughs, greens and cones, join acclaimed wildcrafter Betty Foote in
a relaxed and productive day of creating fragrant Christmas decorations from the wild. This workshop is informative, fun and interactive. You will leave with decorations to fill your entire home at an incredible savings.
Facilitator: Betty Foote Length: 4 hours
Date: Sat, Dec 1, 2018 Time: 9am-1pm
Cost: $89 + 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 1, 2019 Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: $39 + applicable taxes
Natural Processes for the Restoration of Drastically Disturbed Sites
This interactive workshop will explore how natural processes can be applied to the restoration of disturbed sites to greatly reduce financial costs, ensure long-term success, and examine how disturbed sites can be re-integrated with natural successional processes to create productive, self-
sustaining ecosystems. Topics will include common constraints (filters) to recovery and how natural systems solve these problems. Students will also discuss the practical application of cost-effective solutions, soil bioengineering techniques, and effective monitoring and maintenance strategies.
Facilitator: David Polster
Length: 2 days
Date: Sat, Feb 9 and Sun, Feb 10, 2019 Time: 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $449 + applicable taxes
Sustainable Wild Harvesting
Wild harvesting is a fun and often delicious way to interact with nature. How can we benefit from local wild resources with minimal impact to the environment? Students will learn key aspects of plant
life cycles, and gain resources for proper identification of plants including recognizing invasive species. In this one-day workshop, you will learn how to determine healthy plant populations, where to safely harvest, and practical tools and resources to become a steward of your own backyard.
Facilitator: Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed Length: 1 day
Date: Sat, Apr 27, 2019
Time: 9am-4:30pm
Cost: $169 + applicable taxes Wild Teas: A Field Trip
Learn plant identification plus wild foraging ethics and skills. This hands-on workshop will open your eyes to the wide variety of plants and plant parts which can be made into hot and cold drinks. We will walk
the fields and woods of the Royal Roads University campus to observe and gather plants to make some delicious drinks. “Wild Teas” is a gentle gateway to the world of wild plant foraging and gardening. Bring a mug and drink in the wild.
Facilitator: Jay Rastogi Length: 3 hours
Date: Sat, May 25, 2019 Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: $69 + applicable taxes

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