Vertical Gardening Workshop

Extensive Vertical Garden

Description

Have you run out of garden space? Maybe it is time to consider going vertical. Vertical gardens present their own set of challenges, such as less water retention, differing light exposure, and managing where your roots will expand into. In this workshop, we will explore what living walls and green facades are, and the different systems and strategies used to implement them. We will discuss the principles of setting up a successful vertical garden in common urban dwelling locations such as fences, apartment walls or patio banisters, and the plants that are most suitable to begin a vertical garden. Participants will leave with a full overview and the ability to begin their own vertical garden space.

About the Instructor

Yael Stav (PhD Land. Arch.) is a sustainable design professional, with expertise in vertical vegetation and urban agriculture, from Israel, Australia and Canada. Her PhD 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 | 10:00 – 12:30pm (2.5 hours)

Cost

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

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