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to my kitchen gardening blog.

Organic, no-dig, food gardening in raised beds on Vancouver Island, Canada.

Workshops and More at Olde Thyme

Workshops and More at Olde Thyme

Moss Basket Workshops are super fun with amazing results

Moss Basket Workshops are super fun with amazing results

This is Part 2 of what will be offered at the former Nitty Gritty, now called the Olde Thyme Food Garden (Market Greenhouse).To see Part 1, please check here.

We have really great WORKSHOPS here at Olde Thyme. Two kinds... informative, teaching workshops and fun, creative ones.  

The Teaching workshops … Based on organic, sustainable, poly-culture, no-dig gardening practices to help you grow great foods and have happy, healthy, productive food gardens. These workshops are affordable, practical, informative, and a whole lot of fun. The Garden Shop is not large, so workshops are small groups of 8 to 12 people, keeping it comfortable and enjoyable for all. Questions, thoughts, ideas, experiences are bandied about, shared amongst us. Workshops vary in length of time, from two hour sessions to all day ones, or even all weekend.  

The Creative workshops …. Make your own hanging baskets, planters, pots, sometimes even birdhouses ; ) These workshops are super fun and popular! You can bring your own planter, basket, pot, or you buy one from me when you get here to the greenhouse. Then, choose the plants that you wish to use from all of the great flowers and trailers here at the greenhouse. The flowers are from a local grower who is bee-friendly, no neonicitinoids are used on any of her plants, ever! Choose your own colour scheme! And, as I aim to please and am super flexible, if you know what colours you want ahead of time, just message me and I will make sure that those colours are here in a grand selection of plants.

if you can dream it, I can help you create it. Book a personal planting party!

if you can dream it, I can help you create it. Book a personal planting party!

Custom workshops. For any groups that want to get together to do either a tutorial type workshop together, or a DIY one. Groups must consist of 6 or more people and will be customized to whatever you wish to make them be. Want to do up a whole bunch of wedding planters and baskets with your wedding party? Want to have a fun outing day or evening with your co-workers? Your best friends? Your sister-wives? Your church group? Anything goes. If you can imagine it, I can make it happen for you.

The kitchen garden at dusk. You can absolutely do this, too.

The kitchen garden at dusk. You can absolutely do this, too.

I also offer coaching and mentoring sessions that are at your home, in your own yard, to help you decide what to grow, how to grow, where to grow, how to get started…

Perhaps you have taken some of the workshops but still are not sure where to place the garden in your yard, or you’re getting bogged down by the details and just not sure how to proceed. That is where I come in.

I will help you use your space in the best way possible and help you create the garden of your dreams.

Both mentoring and coaching sessions are perfect for either seasoned or new gardeners, are all about helping you become a better, more skilled, knowledgeable, and confident gardener. 

Coaching sessions are like the full meal deal. They are longer, we discuss everything that you need or want to know from start to finish. I will show you where to put your garden, how to set it up, how to feed, water, care for your garden, when to start seeds or plants, all season gardening advice, everything. I provide you with both verbal and written plans to make your garden dreams come true. All email correspondence about your garden is free of charge.

Mentoring sessions are 60 minutes long. During that time, you can ask as many questions as you want and we can also get dirty together in the garden while I show you how to tackle what needs doing. Can be a combination of planning, planting, doing, and talking. I provide you with the information, you take your own notes. 

For more information about coaching or mentoring, please go to my webpage here.

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Hope to see you at a workshop soon : )

Happy Garden Dreaming and Planning

Food Garden Resolutions in 2019

Food Garden Resolutions in 2019

From Nitty Gritty to Olde Thyme

From Nitty Gritty to Olde Thyme