Workshops

Saturday, October 22, 2011

2:00–4:00

At the Bulk­head Urban Agri­cul­ture Lab

Trade your radish­es for some of your neighbour’s kale at the Seed Exchange.

Come by with seeds from your own gar­den sealed in paper envelopes with the name of the plant and the date the seeds were col­lect­ed.  Over some light refresh­ments, share some of your gar­den­ing secrets along with your envelopes of seeds.

Some spe­cial envelopes of seeds col­lect­ed at the Bulk­head Lab will be also be dis­trib­ut­ed to ensure Grow keeps Grow­ing.

Friday, August 19th, 2011

12:00–3:00

At the Bulk­head Urban Agri­cul­ture Lab

Bring your lunch to the Bulk­head Lab and explore the macro world of our back­yard ecosys­tems with Maria Keat­ing. Learn about our pol­li­na­tors, proces­sors, native preda­tors and com­pan­ion plant­i­ng, the nat­u­ral approach to pest con­trol for the home gar­den­er.

Saturday August 13, 2011

12:00–3:00

Bulk­head Urban Agri­cul­ture Lab

Please join Chloe Ben­nett, a stu­dent of Land­scape Archi­tec­ture at UBC for a live­ly dis­cus­sion about mason bee habi­tat. Mason bees are small blue coloured bees that are impor­tant gar­den pol­li­na­tors. They have speci­fic needs for nest­ing and Chloe will be able to guide you in the prop­er meth­ods of build­ing a mason bee home.  She will also share her expe­ri­ence in cre­at­ing the Van­cou­ver round­about project Bees Please.

 

Saturday, August 6th

1:00–2:00

Bulk­head Urban Agri­cul­ture Lab

Please join lead artist, Hol­ly Schmidt on a walk through Bulk­head Urban Agri­cul­ture Lab; locat­ed on the periph­ery of the Olympic Vil­lage. The Grow project has made a light inter­ven­tion into this remain­ing sec­tion of unde­vel­oped sea­wall, pos­ing dif­fer­ent solu­tions for grow­ing in the post-industrial land­scape while cre­at­ing an infor­mal space for shar­ing knowl­edge and ideas. Hol­ly will share the process of cre­at­ing the project while dis­cussing what is grow­ing on site.

Please note, we will have Mobi Mats installed on site for the weekend of Aug. 6–7th to make the Bulkhead Lab wheelchair accessible.


Sunday July 24, 2011

12:00–3:00

Bulk­head Urban Agri­cul­ture Lab

Workshop is free!

Please join Dun­can Mar­t­in and his chick­ens from Duncan’s Back­yard Hen­hous­es for an after­noon at the Bulk­head Lab. Dun­can will be lead­ing infor­mal demon­stra­tions and dis­cus­sions on the basics of prop­er care and keep­ing of small urban flocks of hens. This inter­ac­tive ses­sion will invite par­tic­i­pants to dis­cov­er best prac­tices for keep­ing small flocks of hens in their own back­yards.

 

Saturday July 9th, 2011

1:00–3:00

Bulk­head Urban Agri­cul­ture Lab

Workshop is free!

Join us for some seed bomb mak­ing at the Bulk­head Lab.  We will form clay, com­post and seeds into small “bombs” to be lobbed at The Games are Open, a large-scale sculp­ture of a bull­doz­er cre­at­ed by Berlin-based artists Köb­ber­ling and Kalt­wasser.  Con­struct­ed out of wheat board this sculp­ture is intend­ed to slow­ly decom­pose over time, ev, entu­al­ly becom­ing a plant nurs­ery.  The seed bombs will con­tribute to this bur­geon­ing ecosys­tem.

The Bulk­head Lab is adja­cent to Habi­tat Island on the periph­ery of the west side of the Olympic Vil­lage.  It is along the sea wall walk­way so eas­i­ly acces­si­ble on foot or by bike.

Saturday, May 21, 28, June 4th, 2011

12:00–4:00

Mul­ti­pur­pose Room, Creek­side Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre (1 Ath­letes Way)
All ages and levels of experience with design and gardening welcome
All workshops are free
To register, call Creekside Community Centre at 604.257.3050

Join artist Hol­ly Schmidt, Van­cou­ver Design Nerds, Ocean Dion­ne and Ali­cia Med­i­na Ladda­ga and a team of mas­ter gar­den­ers for a work­shop explor­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties for grow­ing food in the urban envi­ron­ment. Through obser­va­tion, dis­cus­sion and hands-on pro­to­type build­ing you will cre­ate and share new ways to grow veg­gies, greens and herbs in the city.  Small pock­et gar­dens will be plant­ed at Creek­side and then sus­pend­ed on chain link fences near the Grow project site.  Take a minia­ture gar­den of your own to add some green to your neigh­bour­hood.

(Please, note this is the same work­shop repeat­ed.  You are more then wel­come to join us more than once though.)