Agriculture & Horticulture

Please note, registration for these courses opens December 7th.

Garden Design Fundamentals
Learn basic principles of landscape design to transform your garden into a colourful, attractive, and enjoyable oasis. Master the creative you of plants and hardscape materials to create an easy-care garden in which you can take pride. This is a practical design course taught by a professional horticulturalist who owns of a landscape design, consulting and gardening business. The class includes lectures, slides, hands-on materials, and in-class work time. Some homework is required.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre
(20126 AGH GD01 A9A) 4 sessions, Thu, 6:30–9 pm, $159. Starts Feb 25

Pesticide Applicators Certificate — Landscape
Learn the laws and bylaws that regulate the use of pesticides and prepare to write the Provincial Pesticide Applicator’s Certification 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 Bookstore:

• Canadian Pesticide Education Program Applicator Core Manual, British Columbia, 2011 edition
• Supplementary Information for Landscape Pesticide Applicator Certification, 2011 edition
• Integrated Pest Management Manual for Landscape Pests in B.C., 2005 or 2000 edition

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre
(20171 AGH PST21 A9A) 6 sessions, Mon, Thu, 6:30–10 pm, $395. Starts Feb 15

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

Abbotsford campus
(20208 AGH BUS06 0) 1 session, Sat, 9 am–4 pm, $95. Mar 5

Pruning Workshop
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
(20128 AGH PRU03 A9A) 1 session, Sat, 10 am–4 pm, $79. Feb 20

Last updated Nov 2015


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