Egan is unable to make it to Sointula at this time. We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused those who have registered.
Saturday April 15th, 2017 2pm - 4:30pm at the Sointilla Art Shed, 260 2nd Street.
This is a 2.5 hour interactive gardening workshop, $20/person.
As the arid summer of 2015 showed us, changing climatic conditions can be a real challenge for gardeners - even here in the North Island! This class will clear up some facts on water use and plant needs, and explain why plants in nature live without supplementary irrigation. This workshop does a good job of answering "How do I know when to water" and 'How much water to use?" Egan will suggest the best plants to grow without irrigation, and how to maintain plants during the establishment period. He will also highlight some of the non-conventional planting techniques to ensure plant establishment that he has seen in his travels and tested in his work.
This workshop will consists of:
- a presentation
- question period
- outdoor demonstration
Egan Davis is the chief instructor of the Horticultural Training Program at the University of British Columbia's Botanical Garden, where he teaches all aspects of horticulture, from soil science, plant identification and greenhouse management, to landscape design and pruning techniques. And he won the BC Horticultural Educator of the Year Award last fall!
Davis previously worked for 9 years as a master gardener at VanDusen Botanical Garden, and can often be heard on the radio offering gardening advice on shows like CBC's North by Northwest. He is also a dear friend of ours who is engaging, fun, hilarious, and extremely knowledgeable, so this workshop will be a real treat!
Speaking of treats, we will provide tea, coffee, and some cookies.
Please message, call, or email us to confirm you're attending, just so we can get of sense of how many people to expect. You can pay Egan in person when you come.
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