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TO PLANT A GARDEN

IS TO BELIEVE IN TOMORROW

- AUDREY HEPBURN

FARM + FOOD EDUCATION

We believe that everyone should understand how food is produced and where it comes from. It is our goal to help people become more connected with the food on their plates through engaging, hands-on educational opportunities.

We are excited to announce our first of many workshops in our 'Growing Your Backyard Garden' series! These workshops are designed to offer hands-on learning opportunities to help backyard gardeners build and grow abundant gardens. We are excited to learn more about your garden and to help you grow!

*Covid protocols in place for every workshop. Limited spots available per session. Summer + Fall in-person workshops take place outside, so please be prepared to dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. (Spring workshop location TBD, but may also be outside!)*

All Live Q+A follow-up sessions are done via Zoom. Recorded sessions will be available for anyone unable to participate (but we hope everyone attends these because this is where we follow-up to ensure what you are learning at the workshops is working for you!) 

Our first three workshops (Spring, Summer, Fall) are detailed below and are now open for sign-up!

COST PER INDIVIDUAL SESSION:  $125

FULL PROGRAM COST:  $325

Each session includes:

- 3 hour in class instruction

- 1 hour live Q+A (zoom)

- resource workbook

- video tutorials

- email correspondence/help as needed

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PART 1 :  SPRING

In-Class Workshop |   SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27

Time |  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location |  TBD

Topics Include |

  • planning your summer garden

  • what to start indoors, when + how

  • seed starting calendars

  • what to plant outside + when, companion planting

  • garden mapping + planting schedule

  • how to find crop varieties suited to our climate (zoning, frost dates, length of growing season, season extension)

  • intro to soil + building soil naturally

  • gardening materials list + local sources

  • prepping for inclement weather (what to expect and how to adapt)

  • and more!

PART 2 : SUMMER

In-Class Workshop |   SATURDAY JUNE 26

Time |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location |  HAPPY HILLS FARM, HAPPY VALLEY

Topics Include |

  • irrigation (different types, how to setup and use), how much to water + when (water conservation), do's + don'ts, water restrictions

  • integrated pest management strategies

  • garden maintenance 101

  • intro to crop covering + DIY hoop/greenhouses

  • weeding - prevention, upkeep, techniques + strategies

  • succession planting + flipping beds

  • feeding your garden + fertilizing

  • garden troubleshooting

  • plant problem diagnosis

  • and more!

PART 3 : FALL

In-Class Workshop |   SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26

Time |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location |  HAPPY HILLS FARM

Topics Include |

  • harvesting (when + how)

  • post-harvest bed care

  • post-harvest crop care

  • shutting your garden down for winter

  • produce storage and preservation (+ sourcing bulk, local fall storage veggies to supplement your harvest and get stocked for winter!)

  • soil part 2 - soil testing, excesses + deficiencies and what to do, building fertile soil the natural way

  • intro to overwintering crops

  • cover cropping

  • growing season analysis + notes for next year

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL US:  GROW@HAPPYHILLSFARM.CA

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GARDEN CONSULTATION

Need help with your garden?

Have questions about backyard food production or planning, building your soil or harvesting, storing or preserving? 

We now offer 1:1 consultation via phone, zoom or in-person.

We are really excited to officially kick off our consultation program in 2021. Although our consultation time will be limited, we are committed to dedicating a bit of our time to helping our fellow food enthusiasts grow their own food. After all, the more people who grow food - the better!

How it works (it's simple!):

You email us to book your phone, zoom or in-person consultation and you will hear from us within 3-5 business days. We will send you a super quick questionnaire that will help us better understand what your are after through our session(s) together. We will then set a time for us to meet!

Two to three weeks after your consultation, you will hear from us when we check-in to see how our consultation worked for you and whether you have any follow-up questions. We want to provide tangible, real help...so this (free!) follow-up is important!

Suggested topics of interest

(here are some ideas of things we can help with, but you might have your own idea too!):

   - how to build your garden/beds, how to garden in backyards that aren't flat, understanding your soil and what it needs, building infrastructure to cover your garden beds;

   - seed starting, planting schedules, climate specific crops, garden zone / frost dates, etc;

   - garden maintenance, weeds, watering / irrigation, pest + rodent control, fertilizing + soil amendments, succession + companion planting;

 - harvesting, post-harvest care + storage, food preservation, putting your garden to bed for winter, winter crops, cover crops;

Rates:

* Introduction - free. This is where you fill out our quick questionnaire and explain your request and you receive our initial thoughts and recommendation for working together.

30 minute Phone / Zoom ~ $75

60 minute Phone / Zoom ~ $125

60 minute In-Person (at your garden) ~ $140-$200 (+ travel costs, if applicable)

*Looking for a longer session? This can be discussed and arranged when you email us to book.

TO REQUEST A CONSULTATION, PLEASE EMAIL US!

grow@happyhillsfarm.ca

We look forward to working with you to build your garden! - Dan and Miche

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Contact Us!

We would love to hear from you!

Farm Owners: Dan Hayden + Miche Warwick

Ph:  250.231.1828

Em:  grow@happyhillsfarm.ca

2302A Happy Valley Rd

PO Box 2166  Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0

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