GardenSmart Workshop: Season Extension

Season Extension: Do-It-Yourself Mini Hoop Houses & Cloches

When: Saturday September 24th, 1-3pm

Where: Loutet Farm, 14th Street East & Rufus Ave, North Vancouver, BC

It’s amazing how much more you can get out of your garden when you extend the season by a few weeks or months. The technology to do this is quite simple, and has been in use for hundreds of years around the world – the cloche, and mini-hoop houses. These DIY season extension tools will keep your salad greens growing and fresh well into the winter months.

In this workshop you will learn how to build a small hoop house, and what materials you can find in your house to make a cloche.

Leslie Topness: Leslie is inspired by the current trend of people growing food everywhere, from guerilla gardening in alleyways to school gardens, in other people’s backyards and on city lots in temporary garden boxes. Her mission is to propagate and pollinate. For her, growing is not just about delicious food—it’s about growing rich relationships and a sense of place (connection to ourselves, to other people, to our health, to the land). Leslie brings a diverse background that includes teaching youth in school garden programs with Green Thumbs Growing Kids, starting her own backyard farm project in Toronto, and facilitating community garden spaces. Peas are her favourite veggie (the sprouts and tendrils, sweet anne snap peas, and purple shelling peas–she loves it in all its forms)!

Participant Instructions: This workshop will be held OUTDOORS! Please dress warmly, and for the weather.

Registration: You can register here for this workshop, or you can call the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre to register: 604-990-3755.

Photo Credit: Chiot’s Run on Flickr