Do you love to garden or cook?  Would you like to learn more about the local food movement in both how to grow and seasonal availability?  If so, Garden Gourmet is the perfect course for you.  Offered at Georgian College Barrie Campus, Garden Gourmet instructed by Kyla Cotton of Urban Harvester.  There are three separate sessions for spring, summer and fall.  Each session lasts for six weeks.  Courses will run on Tuesday evenings for a duration of four hours.  During that time participants will learn the techniques of potted edibles and edible landscaping.  The focus will be on organic methods and heritage seeds. For the culinary aspect, participants will learn how to create three different courses of spectacular seasonal delights.  The class will finish with all participants sitting down to enjoy a delicious three course gourmet meal, shared as a class.  The learning will continue with conversations highlighting food security, Food politics, bio-diversity and the joy of seasonal cooking.  All skill levels of gardening and cooking are welcome.  Spaces are limited, register today with Registrars Office at Georgian College for Garden Gourmet!  




This series will focus on two distinct topics; gardening and cooking.  Participants will learn how to grow, harvest and maintain a variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs.  As well, they will also learn how to create simple, delicious and seasonal meals from local foods.


Garden Gourmet Spring Session


Students learn how to plan, plant and maintain potted edibles and edible landscaping using heritage varieties of produce.  Topics include spring harvesting and cooking with spring produce such as strawberries, asparagus, herbs, peas, rhubarb, baby beets, spinach, a variety of lettuce and green onions.


May 29 to July 3                Tues 6 – 10 p.m.               CRN   35984


Cost: $195          


Garden Gourmet Summer Session


This session focuses on maintaining and harvesting for potted edibles and edible landscaping.  The use of organic fertilizers and pest control is examined.  Participants learn how to create scrumptious summer dishes featuring produce such as beans, cucumbers, zucchini, onions, edible flowers, tomatoes, ground cherries and blueberries.


July 17 to August 21        Tues 6 – 10 p.m.               CRN   35985        


Cost: $195


Garden Gourmet Fall Session


During this session students learn about harvesting and cleaning up the garden for the season. The culinary aspect focuses on what to do with the fall harvest and preparing simple and hardy dishes for the fall and winter months.  The produce featured includes peppers, eggplants, winter squash, root vegetables, broccoli, cabbage, kale, apples and pears.


Sept 4 – Oct 9                    Tues 6 – 10 p.m.               CRN 15706

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