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 Winter 2021 term.

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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.

Garden Pests - How to Spot Them and How to Deal With Them – HORT10048

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Introduces common garden pests in Ontario and includes tips for identifying and managing them. Held at Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, check in at Reception. 6 hours.

Hydroponics and Gardening Without Soil – HORT10011

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Learn about hydroponics and the art of growing plants without soil in this one day workshop. Discover the basic types of hydroponic systems, the types of growing media that are used and the plants best suited to growing in hydroponics. Hands on experience is provided. Materials included. 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.