Drip Irrigation Workshop

Educational herb garden

Description

Have you always wanted to take your gardening skills to the next level? How about exploring a different way to water your garden? Join us for a day learning about water saving techniques and the benefits of drip irrigation. With climate change making our summers drier and longer, the need to water our plants in a responsible way is important than ever. Drip irrigation systems boast the benefit of reducing the amount of water evaporating and nutrients running off by aiming to place water directly to the root zone of our plants.

In this intermediate level gardening workshop we will cover the following topics:

  • Discussion of the various options for water-sensitive irrigation
  • Focus on drip irrigation systems as a practical example
    • Practice designing and planning drip irrigation systems in different scenarios
    • (optional: bring your garden plans as a case scenario for this class discussion)
  • Hands on the component: work with different common irrigation parts and learn their names, functions and how to apply them in your garden

About the Instructor

Yael Stav (Ph.D. Land. Arch.) is a sustainable design professional, with expertise in vertical vegetation and urban agriculture, from Israel, Australia and Canada. Her Ph.D. work focused on designing sustainable vertical gardens. She teaches and advocates for integrating more plants into urban environments, and enjoys gardening in her domestic micro-farm and in community gardens. Her studio, Invivo Design, located in Vancouver, is involved in educational and design projects related to urban sustainability.

Date and Time

Saturday, September 2 | 2:00 – 4:00pm (2 hours)

Cost

$35 ($28 for registered students — valid student ID is required) + GST

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