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ColdFrames and Season Extension Techniques
Back Again by Popular Demand!
Building ColdFrame Workshops:
Saturday 7 March 2009
Saturday 14 March 2009
Saturday 4 April 2009
Saturday 11 April 2009
'all above run from 2:00pm - 5:00pm' (...and we begin punctually...)
Each date is a separate workshop covering similar material, and each above date requires individual pre-registration.
ColdFrames and Season Extension Techniques: covering both construction of simple wire cage frames and building wooden ColdFrames and Raised Beds; including a brief Garden Tour for examples of micro-climates, and of our successes (and failures).
Riverdale Meadow Community Garden, at City Adult Learning Centre, 1 Danforth Avenue, west of Broadview; back of the school on the south meadow.
Building wooden frames involves demonstrations and hands-on activities using power tools. Bring your own cordless drill, if you have one, and work gloves. All materials will be supplied; and the Raised Beds and ColdFrames built will be used in Riverdale Meadow Community Garden. These workshops will teach you how to build your own frames using recycled materials. You will learn how create shelters to grow foods outdoors for early head-starts each spring, for extending the seasons in the fall, and for growing foods outdoors through the winter that all use only the power of the sun.
Wear appropriately safe footwear and eyewear; and dress for the weather. Bring your own thermos of drinks (and snacks) - the garden is in a relatively remote location, some distance from physical amenities.
These workshops will go ahead rain or shine (unless there is an electrical or snow storm over the meadow.)
Cost: $45- per participant, with a maximum of 5 individuals at each workshop.
Pre-Registration is required
Contact: coldframes (at) gmail (dot) com
or (416) 469-9507 x 2.
Published materials about related activities developed in this garden will be available for sale.