Continuing Education

Agriculture

Pruning Workshop

Cost: $99

This six-hour hands-on workshop covers basic pruning techniques applicable to a wide variety of plant material. Participants work on different trees, ornamental shrubs, and a fruit tree to learn to make proper cuts. Dress for the weather and bring your own pruners, such as secateurs or loppers.

Abbotsford campus

Oct 5 | 80036, 1 session, Sat, 10 am–4 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Chickens on a Hobby Farm

Cost: $99

Chickens are easy to care for, make excellent pets, eat bugs, and can provide you with a steady supply of fresh eggs. Master the essentials of chicken care, including knowing about breeds, hatching and growing baby chicks, designing a coop, choosing the best feed, and protecting your flock against predators. This class is the ultimate guide to keeping chickens for pet lovers, hobby farm owners, and suburban farmers alike.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Oct 5 | 80221, 1 session, Sat, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Introduction to Mushrooms

Cost: $245

Identify wild mushrooms of the south coast of B.C. with experienced mycologist Dr. Sharming Gamiet. Work through the dichotomous keys that are used in mushroom identification and review references used to identify mushrooms. Develop a solid understanding of the differences between choice, delectable, and poisonous mushrooms. A list of references used to identify mushrooms is provided. Purchase David Aurora’s Mushrooms Demystified from the UFV Bookstore in Chilliwack. This introductory course is an excellent foundation for those pursuing careers in ecotourism, culinary arts, wild crafting, and ecology. A field trip is included to get firsthand experience. Date and time will be determined in class, based on weather conditions.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Oct 1-15 | 80245, 3 sessions + field trip, Tue, 7–9 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Pesticide Applicators Certificate — Landscape

Cost: $549

Learn the laws and bylaws that regulate the use of pesticides and prepare to write the Provincial Pesticide Applicator's Certificcation exam for landscape general. Exam is written on the last day of classes. 

Purchase the following books for the first day of class from the UFV Chilliwack Bookstore:

  • Canadian Pesticide Education Program Applicatore Core maunual, British Columbia, 2011 Edutuib
  • Landscape Applicatore Certification manual - 2017 Edition

*Please call 604-847-5602 if you have any questions.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Nov 4-Nov 9 | 80234, 4 Sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, 6-9 pm, Sat, 9 am-3:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Goat Handling

Cost: $99

Domestic goats not only make wonderful pets, but they can also be a source of income for hobby farmers and homesteaders. Learn all about breeds, behaviour, feed and nutrition, hoof trimming and dehorning, first aid, deworming, breeding, kit care, and milking. This information-packed workshop can help you avoid costly mistakes and confidently raise healthy goats for pleasure or profit.

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Nov 16 | 80222, 1 session, Sat, 1 pm-5 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Residential landscape Design 1

Cost: $395

Acquire the skills to develop a residential landscape design that extends your lifestyle outdoors. Learn how to use the landscape design process, graphic plans, and the outdoor room concept to create a personalized and inviting outdoor living space of any size. This is the first in a series of courses related to landscape design. This course is perfect for homeowners, tenants, and property managers, as well members of the landscape industry. The class is taught by career horticulturalist and educator Michelle Nakano.

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Sep 25-Nov 27 | 80276, 10 Sessions, Wed, 6-9 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Workshop

Cost: $99

Get a full overview of how green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) can protect water quality and beautify residential landscapes. Learn about green roofs, bioswales, and the function of rain gardens. Discover how you can design and implement GSI in your residential garden with stunning results, while also protecting your local water supply. The class is taught by career horticulturalist and educator Michelle Nakano. 

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Oct 26 | 80277, 1 sessions, Sat, 8 am–2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
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