2023 Workshops at the Greenhouse


submitted by Kemptville Campus Greenhouse

February Workshops

Thursday, February 2
10 – 11:30 

To Your Good Health!

Do you know what microbes, garlic and kale have in common? This workshop will help you understand key points that will support the body and ensure a strong Immune System. “Knowledge and action are your best defense against illness!”

Carol Pillar, R.H.N. Educator

As a Nutrition Consultant and owner of Wholesum approach, Carol believes the foundation for good health is created by understanding how to respect and nurture the human body. She promotes a lifestyle of good nutrition and clean living. https://wholesumapproach.com

Tuesday, February 7
10 – 11:30

Plant Propagation

Spring is a great time to propagate. Methods include cuttings, mounding, and layering of indoor and outdoor plants.

Claude Smith, Certified Horticulturist and Kemptville Campus Greenhouse Manager 

Thursday, February 9
10 – 11:30

Basics of seed starting

Where to source local seeds, when to start your seeds (indoors vs outdoors), common mistakes and challenges and how to overcome them, water, temperature and lighting requirements and preparing your seedlings for life outdoors.

Rachel Gill of Facebook page How Does Your Garden Grow. Rachel is a local organic grower who grows to feed her own family of four while also serving the community by educating those who are interested in learning how to grow, harvest and store their own food. Her goal is to help people take control of their food supply and shorten the chain of how food gets to their table. 

Wednesday, February 15
10 – 11:30


Pruning techniques, when and how you should prune based on different plant material.

Claude Smith

Thursday February 16
10 – 11:30 

Garden to Table, Growing in Small Spaces

Don’t let lack of space stop you from growing edibles! Ideas for containers, vertical and trellis growing, plant selection, followed by some easy recipes to make with your harvest.

Carol Pillar

75 Campus Drive at Curtis, Kemptville, ON

For further information and registration, contact Claude Smith at [email protected]  Please register in advance by e-transfer or cash, $30 per workshop.



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