Monthly Archives: February 2015

City of Yellowknife 2015 Gardening Workshops

Hello Gardeners,

The City of Yellowknife is hosting five gardening workshops from now until late April.

The first workshop is being hosted next week by Lone Sorenson, called “Time to Plan Your Food Garden”.

Time to Plan Your Food Garden (15 years+)
Course ID 16626
15 Yrs. and over
Wednesday Feb-18-2015
7:00PM – 9:30 PM
PSAV Multi Purpose Room-Multiplex

Getting serious about growing local food for yourself and/or for the Farmer’s Market? If you are interested in or committed to growing your own food garden, or for growing food for the Farmer’s Market, the middle of winter is the right time to get started. In this workshop, you will learn how to be organized and ready to grow incredibly nutritious vegetables this coming growing season. You will learn how to select seeds that grow well in our North of 60 climate and how to plan your garden for maximum yields, including a strategy to ensure good soil conditions. You will learn where and how to order seeds and other supplies that may be hard to find locally. You will also get ideas on how to expand your garden or build a new garden.

Other City of Yellowknife gardening workshops

(see the Winter 2015 Recreation Guide website to register)

  1. How to Start Your Tomato Seedlings (March 11, 2015) ($16.75): Learn how to start your tomato seedlings indoors using the soil block method: save on space, time, and money. You will learn how to make small soil blocks into which you can plant your tomato seeds. Also learn how to transplant seedlings from a small block to a larger ones, and to eventually outdoors.
  2. How to Grow Food in Small Spaces (April 1, 2015)($16.75): Growing food in small spaces is a state of mind! You will learn how to look at the space you currently have and find ways to expand it. Find out about different creative options available to your particular situation. Using concrete examples from the instructor’s own garden and greenhouse, you will discover new spaces and ways to grow food you did not know existed!
  3. Starting Seedlings for Outdoor Growing (April 8, 2015) ($16.75): Learn how to start seedlings for your food garden such as cabbage, cauliflower and other food plants that are suited for the North of 60 climate. All materials are provided.
  4. Ready, Set, Plant! (April 29, 2015) ($16.75): Getting ready to plant can be tricky. In this workshop, you will learn; how to do your own soil testing; and how to prepare your soil; the best time to plant; how to direct seeds and transplant seedlings; and how to properly care for your spring garden.