Agriculture and Horticulture programs

Garden Design Fundamentals
Do you dream of having a garden that is colourful, attractive, and enjoyable, just to be in? Is your own garden falling short of these expectations? Change is not difficult -- just follow the basic principles of landscape design. Through creative use of plants and hardscape materials, you can create an easy-care garden that you can be proud of. This is a practical design course and includes lectures, slides, hands-on materials, and in-class work time. Some homework is required.

ABBOTSFORD-Clearbrook
(80086 AGH GD01 A9A) Nancy Moore, 4 sessions, Thu, 6:30-9 pm, $159. Starts Sep 11


Cultural Garden Tour - NEW

See how culture influences the design of landscapes by visiting three garden sites in metro Vancouver. These three landscapes each highlight features associated with a particular culture.  Some of these features have been adopted by landscaping world wide such as moon gates, bamboo fountains and tiled reflecting pools. Join us as we are guided around the Ismaili Mosque and Jamatkhana in Burnaby, the Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver and the Nitobe Garden at UBC. Our lunch stop will be in Vancouver’s historic China town. Garden Entrance fees and transportation is included. Lunch is not included.

ABBOTSFORD campus
(80229 AGH GD05 A9A) Jennifer Ryan, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-4 pm, $119. Sep 13


MarketSAFE
MarketSafe is a food safety training program for farmers and producers who make, bake or grow products to sell at local farmers’ markets, farm gates or other types of temporary food markets. MarketSafe was developed by the BC FOODSAFE Secretariat in partnership with the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets, and is supported by the Regional Health Authorities, the BC Centre for Disease Control, and the BC Ministry of
Agriculture.

ABBOTSFORD campus
(80200 AGH BUS06 A9A) Annette Moore, 1 session, Sat, 9 am–4 pm, $95. Nov 22.


Aquaponic Food Production
Aquaponic Food production is an exciting gardening innovation that combines hydroponics and aquaculture to create a sustainable organic garden in which fish and plants rely on each other to grow. This method of gardening has been used for years in hot climates such as Australia, the Virgin Islands, and the Southern United States. Aquaponic greenhouse systems in Canada are a very new technology. This gardening innovation can be used in backyard gardens, or scaled up for market gardeners and commercial greenhouse growers. Learn about aquaponics with some of British Columbia’s aquaponic pioneers! Saturday will be a visit to a aquaponic facility.

Hope centre
(80198 AGH PRD24 H9A) Stephanie Hooker, 2 sessions, Thu, 6:30–9 pm and Sat 1–4 pm, $69. Starts Oct 16.


Pruning Workshop
This six-hour hands-on workshop will cover basic pruning techniques applicable to a wide variety of plant material. You will work on different trees, ornamental shrubs, and a fruit tree. Dress for the weather and bring your own pruners such as secateurs or loppers.

ABBOTSFORD campus
(80084 AGH PRU03 A9A) Jennifer Ryan, 1 session, Sat, 10 am–4 pm, $79. Oct 18.


Pesticide Applicators Certificate -Landscape
Prepare to write the Provincial Pesticide applicator’s certification examination for landscape general. Exam will be written on the final day of classes and the exam fee is included in the course fee. Students must purchase the following books for the first day of class:
• Canadian Pesticide Education Program Applicator Core Manual, British Columbia Edition: 2011
• Supplementary Information for Landscape Pesticide Applicator Certification: 2011
• Integrated Pest Management Manual for Landscape Pests in B.C.: 2005 is the most recent edition, the 2000 edition is also acceptable.
Books can be purchased from the UFV Bookstore.                 

ABBOTSFORD-Clearbrook
(80311 AGH PST21 A9A) Madeline Waring, 7 sessions, Tues, Thurs, 6:30-9:30 pm, $395. Starts Nov 5.

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