Drawing in Nature

Drawing in Nature

Drawing in Nature About this Workshop Drawing in Nature at UBC Farm. This experimental course will integrate different drawing techniques to explore the diverse environments found at UBC Farm. From drawing individual plants, to approaching landscapes, to conceptual drawings relating the plants to their uses, this course will allow you to develop better drawing and […]
Year-round Vegetable Gardening

Year-round Vegetable Gardening

Year-round Vegetable Gardening About this Workshop Start with planning and planting in the summer for fall and winter harvest! Discover the right varieties of vegetables for the cooler growing season. Learn what and how to plant for continuous harvest this winter. Understanding the needs of each variety is key! Look at design ideas for diverse […]
Bees & Honey

Bees & Honey

Bees & Honey About this Workshop If you love honey and want to learn about it’s composition and how honey bees make it, this is the class for you.  We will delve into the delicious world of honey, from it’s nutritional and medicinal qualities to a microscopic examination of various types and how to appreciate […]
Natural History of Honey Bees

Natural History of Honey Bees

The Natural Hisory of Honey Bees About this Workshop A presentation and demonstration about the natural history of honey bees. As a Super Organism honey bee colonies are dazzling in their complexity and fascinating to study. We will cover the salient points of what makes a honey bee a honey bee, placing these charming and […]
FULL: Canning and Preserving

FULL: Canning and Preserving

Canning and Preserving About this Workshop We will show you how to preserve the goodness of summer’s produce through various techniques. Techniques and Recipes Demonstrated: Blueberry and Lemon Jam- A classic combination of flavours Quick Zucchini Dill Pickles- A great technique to use later in the season also, when pickling cukes are available! Raspberry Vinegar- […]
Honeybees Wax Frame Honey Hive Closeup Bee Bees

Bees & Wax

Bees & Wax About this Workshop Honey comb appears to be nearly perfect in it’s geometric composition, each hexagonal cell identical to its neighbour.  Or is it?  How bees make wax and how they use it is fascinating and surprising.  Let’s explore wax and it’s wonders together, what it is made of, how the bees […]
FULL: Spring Foraging

FULL: Spring Foraging

Spring Foraging About this Workshop How would you survive without a grocery store? Chef Robin Kort will teach you how to find wild spring treasures; food like seaweeds, winter mushrooms, edible plants, and roots that you can find in our forests, meadows, and oceans. This workshop will cover everything you need to know to safely […]
Making Pies from Scratch

Making Pies from Scratch

Making Pies from Scratch About this Workshop Spring and summer are the seasons for the most flavourful, fresh ingredients- that means delicious pies! Learn how to make 3 pies and use those recipes for infinite options! Recipes Demonstrated: Tomatoes Tarte Tatin: Savoury and sweet! This will impress any guest at a summer party Peach and […]
Ginger Beer and Wild Fermented Sodas

Ginger Beer and Wild Fermented Sodas

Ginger Beer and Wild Fermented Sodas About this Workshop Spend the summer enjoying your very own delicious fermented sodas! Avid fermenter Andrea Potter of Rooted Nutrition teaches this fun introduction to wild fermented sodas. We’ll taste and make ginger beer, and learn how to incorporate other flavours and herbs into these refreshing, bubbly beverages. In […]
Making Rope from Foraged Fibre

Making Rope from Foraged Fibre

Making Rope from Foraged Fibre About this Workshop Come learn how to make your own rope for hanging succulents, making buntings, adding a personal touch to your gift wrapping, or any other functional or decorative use you can think of! Join Rebecca Graham in an exploration of one of the most ancient human skills: rope-making. […]