Workshops

We offer workshops open to the public, talks, tours and private sessions.
Are you interested in a theme that we are not offering? Contact us! We would love to hear from you.
If funds are a barrier to attend a workshop, please contact us.

How to register:
*Fill the online form (link on the workshop description)
*Make an Etransfer to greenskillsbc@gmail.com
Once we have both, an email with the confirmation will be send to you.

2020 SCHEDULE

NOVEMBER

STARTING A FARM IN THE SKEENA VALLEY : Two perspectives on building a farm-based business and lifestyle. sponsored by Northern Savings Credit Union and City of Terrace
Instructors: Cameron Bell of Farmer Cam’s Foods and
Vicky Serafini of Thimbleberry Farm

Are you interested in farming or in increasing your food production capacity? Curious about where and how to start?
Join your future fellow producers for an overview of farm business basics presented by two local farmers. Topics discussed will include:
● Assessing your skills and resources related to farming
● Creating a farm operation that works for you
● The basics of business planning and financial management, and;
● Integrating a farm business into your lifestyle
We will prompt you with questions to ask yourself, and provide resources and information to guide you as you plan your business, big or small.

When: November 21st, 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m
Where: Online, Live on Zoom
Cost: $15
Hand-out included (send by email)
Limited seats
The workshop won’t be recorded.
To register: fill this form and make an Etransfer to greenskillsbc@gmail.com

MAY

GROWING FOOD IN GARDEN BOXES & POTS – Online / Live workshop
Instructor: Anna Silva and Judy Walker

For the small, backyard gardeners, consider container planting of vegetables and herbs.

You will learn:
* Advantages and disadvantages of container gardening;
* Soil Amendments;
* Preferred plants for this method.

This is an online / live workshop using zoom (zoom.us). Once your registration is completed instructions will be send to your email.
When: May 6th, 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
Cost: $18
To register: fill this form https://bit.ly/2KmAeDJ and make an Etransfer to greenskillsbc@gmail.com
Hand-outs will be send by email.

STEVIA – Online / Live workshop
Instructor: Anna Silva and Judy Walker

Stevia is a natural herb sweetener and sugar substitute. This shrub is native to South America being use as sweetener and as medicine. In Canada is treated as an annual being propagated by seeds or cuttings. 

In this workshop, you will learn:
*How to sow seeds indoors;
*How to transplant them;
*How to grow by stem cuttings;
*How to care for the plant during the growing season (outdoors and greenhouse);
*How to harvest and dry;
*How to use.

This is an online / live workshop using zoom (zoom.us). After your registration is completed instructions will be send to your email.
When: May 4th, 2020 (Monday)
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m
Cost: $15
To register: fill this form https://bit.ly/2xOUmLZ and make an Etransfer to greenskillsbc@gmail.com
Hand-outs will be send by email.

APRIL

HOW TO IMPROVE MY GARDEN SOIL
Instructor: Anna Silva and Judy Walker

Proper soil preparation is essential to cultivating any aspect of the garden, be it vegetables, herbs, or flowers. A healthy, living soil takes time and care to build up. We will discuss means and methods to improve soil texture, which include soil amendments and the soil’s year-round care.

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When: TBA – date postponed
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m
Where: Ksan Place, 101-2812 Hall St, Terrace. (behind the men’s shelter)
Cost: $20
Limited seats
Registration form: https://bit.ly/39ODF0G
Terrace Food Association (terracefood.ca) members have $3 discount, paying only $17.
To register: fill the form and make an Etransfer to greenskillsbc@gmail.com

NO-TILL GROWING
Instructor: Vicky Serafini of Thimbleberry Farm

Are you interested in using gardening techniques that improve the structure and health of your soil while reducing your overall workload?
If so, join us in learning about no-till growing. Also known as no-dig, this low impact growing method aims to reduce or completely remove tillage from the gardening process. Learn ways to feed and improve the ecosystem within your soil with simple, sustainable techniques like mulching, cover-cropping, and hand-tool cultivation. We will explain how no-till gardening can reduce labour, weed pressure, and water usage while increasing your garden’s productivity.

When: TBA – date postponed
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m
Where: Ksan Place, 101-2812 Hall St, Terrace. (behind the men’s shelter)
Cost: $25
Limited seats
Registration form: https://bit.ly/2v0VoTO
To register: fill the form and make an Etransfer to greenskillsbc@gmail.com
Terrace Food Association (terracefood.ca) members have $3 discount, paying only $22

MARCH

GROWING SALAD GREENS
Instructor: Anna Silva and Judy Walker

Interested in growing a variety of greens to have a fresh nutritious salad right from your garden/pots? This workshop is for you! We will be covering aspects of the soil health, companion planting and plant care during the growing season for spinach, lettuce, arugula, French purslane and some herbs.

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When: TBA – date postponed
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m
Where: Ksan Place, 101-2812 Hall St, Terrace. (behind the men’s shelter)
Cost: $20
Limited seats
Registration form: https://bit.ly/3bSvn9T
Terrace Food Association (terracefood.ca) members have $3 discount, paying only $17.
To register: fill the form and make an Etransfer to greenskillsbc@gmail.com

STARTING A FARM IN THE SKEENA VALLEY : Two perspectives on building a farm-based business and lifestyle. sponsored by Northern Savings Credit Union, City of Terrace and Ksan Society
Instructors: Cameron Bell of Farmer Cam’s Foods and
Vicky Serafini of Thimbleberry Farm

Are you interested in farming or in increasing your food production capacity? Curious about where and how to start?
Join your future fellow producers for an overview of farm business basics presented by two local farmers. Topics discussed will include:

● Assessing your skills and resources related to farming
● Creating a farm operation that works for you
● The basics of business planning and financial management, and;
● Integrating a farm business into your lifestyle
We will prompt you with questions to ask yourself, and provide resources and information to guide you as you plan your business, big or small.

When: CANCELLEDMarch 28th, 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m
Where: Ksan Place, 101-2812 Hall St, Terrace. (behind the men’s shelter)
Cost: $15
Limited seats
Registration form: https://bit.ly/3ax53AA
To register: fill the form and make an Etransfer to greenskillsbc@gmail.com

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STEVIA – “Make and Take” Workshop
Instructor: Anna Silva and Judy Walker

When: March 9th (Monday)
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m
Where: Ksan Place, 101-2812 Hall St, Terrace. (behind the men’s shelter)
Cost: $35 ( Etransfer to greenskillsbc@gmail.com)
Limited seats
Registration form: https://bit.ly/2SxhqX7
Terrace Food Association (terracefood.ca) members have $5 discount, paying only $30.

Stevia is a natural herb sweetener and sugar substitute. This shrub is native to South America being use as a sweetener and as medicine. In Canada is treated as an annual being propagated by seeds or cuttings.

In this workshop you will learn:
* How to sow seeds indoors;
* How to transplant them;
* How to grow by root cuttings;
* How to care for the plant during the growing season (outdoors and greenhouse);
* How to harvest and dry;
* How to use.

You will take home: 1 stevia seedling, 2 little pots with stevia seeds sown in class, 3 hand-outs.

MICROGREENS – “Make and Take” Workshop
Instructor: Cameron Bell from Farmer Cam’s Foods

When: March 12th (Thursday)
Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m
Where: Ksan Place, 101-2812 Hall St, Terrace. (behind the men’s shelter)
Cost: $35 ( Etransfer to greenskillsbc@gmail.com)
Limited seats
Terrace Food Association (terracefood.ca) members have $5 discount, paying only $30.

Registration form: https://bit.ly/2US8l
Extra seeds, trays and kits will be available for purchase at the workshop.

Learn how to grow microgreens all-year round! In this hands-on workshop, the instructor will guide you through the process of growing different kinds of greens.
You will learn:

  • How to select and sow the seeds
  • Material required
  • About the growing medium and how to prepare
  • How to take care of the seedlings
  • How to troubleshoot common problems while growing
  • When and how to harvest

FEBRUARY

Skeena Valley Farmers Market
Winter Workshop Series

Free, no registration required

Jan 11th – Seeds 101 (Anna and Judy)
Jan 25th – International Cooking (Sasa Loggin)
Feb 8th – Perennial Herbs (Anna and Judy)
Feb 22nd – Composting (Eric Lennert)

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Incorporating Organic and Good Agricultural Practices – Feb 1st, 2020
Program and more information on Terrace Food Association website: www.terracefood.ca

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JANUARY

Microgreens – “Make and Take” Workshop
Instructor: Cameron Bell from Farmer Cam’s Foods

  • How to select and sow the seeds
  • Material required
  • About the growing medium and how to prepare
  • How to take care of the seedlings
  • How to troubleshoot common problems while growing
  • When and how to harvest

Learn how to grow microgreens all-year round! In this hands-on workshop, the instructor will guide you through the process of growing different kinds of greens.
You will learn:

  • How to select and sow the seeds
  • Material required
  • About the growing medium and how to prepare
  • How to take care of the seedlings
  • How to troubleshoot common problems while growing
  • When and how to harvest

You will bring home: 1 tray (4″X 3″) sowed by you, 1 hand-out with instructions.

When: Jan. 28th (Tuesday)
Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m
Where: Ksan Place, 101-2812 Hall St, Terrace. (behind the men’s shelter)
Cost: $35
Limited seats
Extra seeds, trays and kits will be available for purchase at the workshop.
Register here: https://bit.ly/36NWRdU

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