Succulent Wreath Making Workshop

Andrian Scanlan

The Succulents are all hardy in our zone so can be hung outside.
The SS Garden Club will be subsidizing workshop costs in order to keep the fees low for members which makes this one super great value. These wreaths sell for much more
than the fees reflect.

This is a special workshop that is going to be challenging,
highly rewarding, and super fun!

Sunday December 2nd, 1PM to 5PM
In the upstairs room at the Farmer's Institute.
Maximum of 25 registrants.
Tea/coffee provided.
Option #1.
8 inch Grape Vine Wreath
- half usually left exposed to grape vine
18 wreaths available
Each wreath will contain 15-20 succulents/cuttings
Pay via PayPal $35.00
Option #2.
12 inch Metal Full Form Wreath
- will completely encompass circle
11 wreaths available
Each wreath will contain 35-50 succulents/cuttings
Pay via PayPal $65.00
Option #3
18 Metal Form Wreath
- will completely encompass circle
- people in succulent group may want to try!
6 wreaths available
Each wreath will contain over 100 succulents/ cuttings.
Pay via PayPal $125.00


250 TOYNBEE ROAD  – Hosted by Dan Jason
Sunday July 15, 1 – 4 PM
Please wear your nametag and arrive shortly before 1:00

Dan will talk to you about SS seeds, how it all started, and tour us around his operation.  You will have an opportunity to ask questions, look around and check out his farm shop.

THE “HOW TO” OF HERBS Cancelled!

with Rupert Adams at Salt Spring Seeds Farm.

Sorry, but the workshop had to be cancelled.

We’ll walk through the herb and flower gardens at the Salt Spring Seeds Farm, identifying various medicinal herbs, discussing their growth cycles and healing properties. We’ll discuss the timing of harvesting various herbs and their seeds, and harvest ones that are ready.

When: Saturday June 23rd 10AM to 1PM
Where: Salt Spring Seeds Farm
Cost: $25.00


with Danielle Stevenson at Bullock lake Farm
This course will introduce the art and science of mushroom cultivation by offering low-tech, home-scale methods for growing mushrooms for food, medicine and earth renewal. We will focus on less-sterile approaches to creating your own mushroom cultures (“spawn”), fruiting mushrooms for food and medicine, and working with fungi to build soil, boost your garden, and address soil and water contamination.
When: Friday June 15th 10AM to 5 PM
Where: Bullock Lake Farm in and around the barn
Cost: Varying price options
Registration required. Register and purchase tickets via Eventbrite.

Pruning Workshop – SOLD OUT!

Presented by Jeff De Jong & David Whiting

February is the perfect time to start the process of pruning fruit trees.  Jeff de Jong and David Whiting will be hosting a three-hour class to take away the mystery of how to prune. This class will cover various pruning cuts, how to prune dwarf, semi-dwarf, standard and neglected apple trees, along with other general pruning topics.

Bring your pruning questions!

When: Saturday February 24, 9am – 12 noon
Where: Farmers’ Institute (upstairs room)
Cost: $25

Sustainable Gardening as we Mature

Presented by Jillian Reid

Adapt your garden, change your habits, and improve your techniques.  Learn how to watch out for your joints and soft tissues. Learn ways to save your back and be kind to your joints as you work in the garden. Jillian gives all kind of helpful tips and tricks to make our gardens more efficient and keep our bodies pain free!

When: Saturday March 3, 10am – to 12 noon
Where: Lion’s Hall, 103 Bonnet Ave
Cost: $20

Sustainable Placemaking: Landscape Design Essentials for a Changing World – SOLD OUT!

Presented by Erin Renwick

In this two-hour, hands on workshop participants will learn the basic principles of great design with a focus on sustainability.  Erin will cover topics such as rain gardens and drainage swales, native and deer resistant plantings, and drought tolerant gardens, all through the lens of simple design principles that really work.  Participants should come prepared with the dimensions of a space, real or imagined, and we will take it from there.

When: Saturday March 10, 12 – 2 pm
Where: SSI Library
Cost: 25$