Welcome to Growing School
If you’re keen to gain local hands-on growing experience, look no further than this workshop series led by Apple Quill Farm!
Growing School: On Farm Learning is a 5-part series of workshops that provide participants with local and practical growing knowledge provided by the successful growers behind Apple Quill Farm.
Where: Apple Quill Farm
When: Select Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm (July 23 to September 10)
Class Size: each class has room for 12 participants
Cost: $75.00 per class
Sign up for 3+ classes and receive $50 off.
July 23: Raspberries, Strawberries, Blueberries and Gooseberries (DONE)
Learn how variety choice, planting locations, and pruning methods are some of the ways to ensure baskets of berries every year.
July 30: Tomatoes in the Kootenays (DONE)
Learn all about growing tomatoes in the Kootenays — outside, in protected environments, or a blend of both. Apple Quill shares modern solutions built on traditional methods. They are happy to share their ways to help you successfully grow your own tomatoes in this challenging area.
August 13: Winter growing
Despite the snow, we are able to grow a variety of greens in protected environments. Learn all about winter growing and why overwintered greens are sweeter!
August 27: Drip Irrigation
Discover simple ways to make your irrigation more efficient, effective, and convenient. In the Kootenay’s dry climate and with limited water supply, Apple Quill found that plants thrive on a regularly watered and well-designed drip system. This workshop will teach solutions that small-scale and home-growers can use.
September 10: Season Extension
Sunny days and early frosts are a part of growing in the Kootenays. Despite these limitations, there are ways for any grower to get around the cold.
Important Reminders for Participants
Bring your own packed lunch and water.
Wear comfortable clothing suitable for gardening and bring sun protection.
These workshops are designed for backyard growers to large scale growers.
Adults only and please leave your pets at home.