Agriculture & Horticulture

 

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
(20201 AGH GD01 A9A) Nancy Moore, 4 sessions, Thu, 6:30-9 pm, $159. Starts Feb 26


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
(40177 AGH GD05 A9A) Jennifer Ryan, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-4 pm, $119. May 2


Developing an Agri-tourism Plan - NEW

This 30 hr course will take the student through the planning stages of researching, and developing an agri-tourism plan for their farming operation. Students will learn what is agri-tourism, how it has evolved, and study a variety of operations with a wide variety of agri-tourism components. Students will learn how to evaluate risk (liability, food safety/quality etc), determine applicable regulations and insurance needs, develop marketing and service proposals, discover tools/apps and a variety of records necessary for success, as well as consider all the various staffing, hiring and traffic flow issues that can come with an active agri-tourism site. Site and building design/organization components will also be discussed. The format will be a combination of lectures, exercises, discussions as well as two farm site tours as weather permits.

Textbook: Cultivating Agri-tourism: Tools & Techniques for Building Success                               

Canada Education Park-Chwk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (20293 AGH BUS07 C9A) Annette Moore, 10 sessions, Mon, 1-3:50 pm, $475. Starts Jan 5. No class Feb 9.


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
(20203 AGH PRU03 A9A) Jennifer Ryan, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-4 pm, $79. Feb 21


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
(20181 AGH PST20 A9A) Art Guite. 6 sessions, Mon, Thurs, 6:30 - 10pm, $395. Starts Feb 16

 

Last updated November 2014  

 

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