Hospitality, Home and Garden Workshops

Continuing Education offers a variety of workshops! They are designed to develop/enhance your skills in a specific area. Invest 10 hours, or less, of your time and learn something new.

This list is for the entire Fall 2021 term.

Click on the Check Availability button to determine if the course you’re interested in is currently open for registration. Visit the Available Courses page for a full list of courses open for registration.


Basics of Cake Baking – CULI10107

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The art of baking cakes takes time and patience to master. Learning the basic techniques will help you become more familiar with cakes. This course will give you fundamentals necessary to make tasty, delicious, cakes. You will learn to make soft, moist vanilla cake, delicious chocolate cake, and refreshing lemon cake. Students will be expected to attend online sessions on the scheduled dates and times. 5 hours.

Fall Lawn And Garden Care – HORTHOR15

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Make your landscape a year round winner! Explore lawn and garden maintenance, summer and spring bulbs, container gardening and adding fall and winter interest. This course is being delivered at the Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington. L7T 4H4 Classroom 5 (upon arrival, please check in at reception to confirm room location).

Garden Bones – HORT10062

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The non-living structures in a garden can be as important as the plants themselves. In ‘Garden Bones’ we’ll discuss, draw and learn to incorporate different built elements such as tuteurs, arbours, gabions, pergolas, sculpture and more to add privacy, scale and year round interest. Held at Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, check in at Reception. 6 hours.

Local Food Procurement – CULI10095

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Explore opportunities to bring more local food to foodservices in colleges, universities and healthcare facilities. Learn the skills you need to develop local food purchasing programs. Designed by leading industry experts. 3 hours.

Pruning and Maintenance Of Shrubs And Trees – HORTHOR36

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Demonstrations with live plants and illustrated presentations by a Certified Arborist are used to give you the confidence to prune your shrubs and garden plants successfully. This course is being delivered at the Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington. L7T 4H4 (upon arrival, please check in at reception to confirm room location).