Sat, Apr 29|
CEC Public Workshop: Growing Vegetables in Containers
Grow your favourite veggies in containers – successfully!
Time & Location
Apr 29, 2023, 10:00 a.m. PDT – Apr 30, 2023, 12:00 p.m. PDT
Victoria, 1216 N Park St, Victoria, BC V8T 1C9, Canada
About the event
Growing veggies, flowers and fruits is not only for the garden - growing in containers can be an incredibly rewarding and abundant way to add nourishment and local veg to your meals, while receiving all the mental health benefits of gardening! In this workshop, learn about what types of containers are the best to use, how to replenish nutrients and choose the right soil, and what varieties of fruit, vegetables and flowers are best grown in containers.
Kayla Siefried (she/her) is a settler in Lekwungen Territory and grew up in Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory. Kayla is the steward of the Compost Education Centre demonstration gardens and the curator and main educator of the Adult Education Program. She can be found growing seedlings for plant sales, working with volunteers to keep gardens healthy, flipping hot compost, arranging expert instructors to teach workshops, or out in the community teaching about soil health, organic gardening, and Do-It-Yourself tasks that increase our climate resilience.
Kayla holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo, and she continued on with practical hands-on permaculture training, gardening and farming internships in various places on Turtle Island and beyond.
Kayla is passionate about sharing her knowledge with people young and old through formal and informal education. She’s facilitated youth programs for sustainability all across Canada, Guatemala, and Cambodia, and has a zest for travel and adventure.
Kayla sees the act of growing food and stewarding the soil as one that can heal on many levels. A keen sustainability activist, Kayla finds meaning in advocating for and living an environmentally sustainable life that involves bicycles, healthy food systems, and a good amount of outdoor dancing!