This growing season, I have teamed up with friend and experienced gardener/plantsman Barry Parker to offer hands on gardening and canning workshops in Toronto. We’ve started off with 3 workshops in the month of May and plan to offer a few more later in the season based on interest, time, etc.
- Pickled Spring: Homecanning Asparagus and Other Spring Ephemerals
Fri, May 21, 2010. 11am-1pm
- Growing Hardy Succulents in Containers: Sat, May 22, 2010. 10am-noon
- Growing Tomatoes in Containers: Sat, May 29, 2010. 10am-noon
- Barry will also be showing his garden and selling seedling and transplants of some of the fascinating and unusual perennials he has collected over the years on May 23rd, June 27, July 11, and Oct 3rd this year.
The great thing about handling these workshops in our own venue is that we have the chance to organize them how we’d like and make the call on class sizes, etc. Over the years, I have found that I prefer to teach in small groups so that everyone gets the personal touch. This includes little extras like tea and snacks for classes that run long or through meal times and lots of time to ask questions and receive one-on-one attention. Additionally, the workshops will be held right in Barry’s beautiful and inspiring garden. Canning workshops will be conducted around a professional, restaurant-sized stove with lots of room for attendees to participate in all aspects of canning and move around freely within the space.
We’re pretty excited to be doing this and hope you’ll join us this year.
If you have any questions beyond the descriptions, feel free to email.