Monday Dec 2nd, 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Lion’s Hall.

Tara is the owner of Tara McHugh Flora, specializing in wedding and event florals. She has been working as a home based florist for ten years and has been living on Salt Spring for two years. She is very excited about growing flowers on this beautiful island and during the holiday season she loves to decorate and host wreath workshops.

Please come out and make something beautiful, seasonal and long lasting with Tara!

Bring your clippers, gloves, and some branches, berries or greenery to use and share.

Tara ( will be bringing extra special touches to add to your wreath for purchase.

Register on the GC website or contact Charley Miller at 250-931-7335.
Don’t delay – limit of 20 registrants!


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Linda Gilkeson

This 10-month series of classes runs from January to October to take you through the whole gardening season. We start with planning the garden, preparing the soil and understanding soil fertility, composting and organic amendments.

We continue with planting schedules, what to grow and how to grow it so you can harvest food from your organic garden all 12 months of the year. You will learn low maintenance, ecological methods for producing a wide variety of vegetables and fruit, how to fertilize the soil, design garden beds, prevent and manage pests and disease without pesticides, save seeds and deal with extreme weather.

All classes are held at the Farmers’ Institute, 351 Rainbow Road, Wednesday evenings 7:00 – 9:30 pm

Based on Linda’s best-selling book: Backyard Bounty: A Complete Guide to Year-Round Organic Gardening