free sustainable workshops

Free Sustainable Workshops

Free Sustainable Workshops are back for 2022! Delta residents can register for free gardening and green living workshops to help create a more sustainable community. Our local instructors will teach you how to grow your own food, care for your garden, and create your own flower bouquets! Workshops are held in North Delta and South Delta starting in the spring. Workshops are free, but registration is required.

Workshops are listed below and registration for 2022 classes is now OPEN.

Register NOW through DeltaReg or by phone at 604-952-3000.

WorkshopDescriptionRegister
Veggie Gardening 101

Do you want to start your first vegetable garden? Learn the basics of how to get started from site and plant selection to knowing when to plant. This workshop will teach you all that you need to know to start your own veggie garden!

Instructor: Kristin Crouch

Thursday, April 28

7:00 – 8:30 pm

North Delta Recreation Centre

Barcode #: 526332

Creative Herb Design for Small Gardens  

Are you living in a small space? Learn how to grow a herb garden so that you can harvest all year round. This workshop will teach you how to design, maintain, and harvest your very own herb garden.

Instructor: Kristin Crouch

Tuesday, May 03

7:00 – 8:30 pm

North Delta Recreation Centre

Barcode #: 526338

Healthy Soil for a Great Garden  

This workshop will teach you how to build soil for a healthy, vibrant garden. Learn how to improve the soil's vitality with natural fertilizers, soil amendments, and gardening techniques. Participants are invited to bring 1 - 2 cups of their own garden's soil so that they can compare it to healthy soil and learn from seeing a variety of soils in person. Now is the time to improve your soil for a healthier garden and a better garden yield this season!

Instructor: Rhiannon Johnson

Saturday, May 07

9:00 – 10:30 am

North Delta Recreation Centre

Barcode #: 526340

Resilient Gardens - Surviving Drought, Heat, Storms, and Cold

Learn how to set your garden up to be resilient to variations and extremes in weather and to adapt your food garden to a changing climate. Whether it be a dry/hot summer, weeks of cold snaps in the winter, or fluctuating weather patterns, learn gardening techniques to help make your veggie garden more resilient to extreme weather events and hot and cold conditions.

Instructor: Rhiannon Johnson

Thursday, May 12

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Harris Barn

 

Barcode #: 526341

Cutting Flowers and Creating Bouquets

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own flower bouquets? This workshop will teach you how to get started, how to keep your flowers looking great from seed to harvest, how to cut flowers so that they stay healthy, and how to arrange your bouquet like a pro!

Instructor: Kristin Crouch

Saturday, May 28

9:00 – 10:30 am

Harris Barn

Barcode #: 526343

Have more questions? Contact the Engineering Department by phone at 604-946-3260 or by email.