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October 5th 2024, at UVic 
1pm - 3:30pm, in Person

Learn how permaculture can turn your ornamental garden into an eco-friendly and lower-maintenance space that you and the plant will love.

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About This Class:
Join us for an exciting class where you'll be introduced to the fascinating world of permaculture and how it can be specifically applied to ornamental gardens. Learn how to integrate sustainable and eco-friendly practices into your garden and how to create lower maintenance, lower input and extra beautiful outdoor spaces. Discover innovative techniques, valuable tips, and expert advice from horticulturist and permaculturist Bethany Couture. Whether you're a novice or an experienced gardener, this online class will inspire you to look at your garden in a more holistic way and to begin cultivating a more harmonious relationship between your garden and the environment. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your gardening skills and contribute to a greener future!


About the Instructor:
Bethany Couture is a holistic horticulturalist from Victoria BC. Through her studies, she realized there must be more sustainable ways to work with the land, which led her down the path of permaculture and wove together her passions for horticulture, herbalism, mycology, self-sufficiency and environmental sustainability. She is the lead steward of the permaculture garden at the Horticulture Center of the Pacific and is the permaculture instructor at the Pacific Horticulture College. She also runs her own horticulture business, Garden Alchemist, which designs landscapes abundant with edible, medicinal, and native plants.


In this Class We'll Cover:

- The Foundations of Permaculture
- Mapping Your Garden
- Ornamental Plant Guilds
- Sustainable Plant and Tree Selections
- Sustainable Gardening Methods
- Soil Stewardship
- Composting Techniques
- Water Conservation


This Class Would be Great for:
- Homeowners Wanting a More Sustainable Garden
- Ornamental Plant-Passionate Folks
- Home Gardening Enthusiasts
- Eco-conscious Individuals
- Landscapers


Class Summary:
- 2 hours of lecture with Q&A
- Includes invaluable resource handouts after the class

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