Organic Master Gardener Course

Organic Master GardenerConnie Kuramoto is offering an Organic Master Gardener Course at the Parksville Community Centre, 132 East Jensen Avenue, Parksville. Classes will be on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, starting October 1, 2008, and running for eight weeks. The course has no prerequisites and is suited for anyone, home gardener and professional alike. Participants will learn to create fabulous, healthy food and ornamental gardens without pesticides and other harmful chemicals. Classes include information on botany, soils, fertilizers, composting, teas and brews, water efficiency, garden bed installation, pruning, landscape health, lawns, and garden design and construction. An information session will be held at the Community Centre at 6:30 pm on September 17, 2008, to explain the details of the program. For more information call 250-618-8805.

Last year Heide Hermary, designer of the course, was voted "Educator of the Year” by the BC Landscape and Nursery Association for her work on the course and it's textbook, "Working with Nature, Shifting Paradigms". Heide is responsible for the establishment of Gaia College which offers specialized courses in Ecological Landscape Design and Organic Turf and Soil Management throughout British Columbia. Horticulture professionals will be pleased to note that the Organic Master Gardener Course is recognized for Continuing Education Credits by the International Society of Aboriculture, the BC Society of Landscape Architects, the Canadian Horticulture Technician Certification, and the Plant Health BC Pest Management Accreditation, as well as SOUL, the Society for Organic Urban Landcare.

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