Sub-Tropical Fruit in Canada! Pushing the Limits with Energy Efficient and Sustainable Greenhouse Design

Friday, March 9, 2018 (All day) to Monday, March 12, 2018 (All day)

Sub-Tropical Fruit in Canada!
Pushing the Limits with Energy Efficient and Sustainable Greenhouse Design 
​We begin Friday evening with a ‘meet and greet’ and a slide show presentation which will provide an example of a farm design process.
​Saturday and Sunday we will touch on the following items using examples from ‘The Garden’ :

​Growing sub-tropicals in Canada

Greenhouse environment, venting and heating systems

Healthy soils, hydroponics and digeponics

Integrated Pest Management

Rainwater catchment and filtration

Nutrient cycling (recovering nutrient from organic waste) with compost, anaerobic digestion (AD) and vermiculture.

We will build a small scale hydroponic system and process digestate from the anaerobic digester to create a nutrient solution.  By Sunday afternoon the system will be growing plants!
​Time will be scheduled for designing food production systems for your own location. You will look realistically at:

the strengths and weaknesses of your proposed site,

the amount of time you are able to devote to implementation and maintenance,

your budget  

identifying what and how much you want to produce!

At the end of the week-end participants will leave with a deeper understanding of what it takes to create a healthy, sustainable and manageable farm/garden.

A light lunch will be provided both Saturday and Sunday .  A delectable dinner will be served Saturday night using produce  from The Garden and other Salt Spring farms.

Please inform us if you have any food allergies.

Workshop cost is $395 including meals.
A non-refundable though transferable deposit of $100  is required for registration.

The workshop is capped at 10 participants.

Jane Squier
Event Cost: 
$ 395 including meals