Backyard Greenhouse Basics Course

Apr 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
RCU Insurance
201 Victoria Road West
Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
Revelstoke Local Food Initiative

Two workshops, same day, same location in Revelstoke!

Brought to you by Avalily Permaculture and The Earthskills Institute and the Revelstoke Local Food Initiative.
Take one or both at a discounted rate. LFI members also receive 10% off course fees.

Backyard Greenhouse Basics

April 13th 10:00am-12:30pm
RCU Insurance Services
201 Victoria Rd. West, Revelstoke

Thinking about building a greenhouse but don’t know where to start? Or is your current set-up not performing as well as you’d like and could use some improvements? Then this course is for you!

This intensive 2.5-hour program covers the following topics and activities:
– Site Selection
– Design principles, requirements and considerations
– Construction methods and materials
– Annual operations and maintenance (Irrigation, crop planning, winterizing, etc.)
– Virtual tour to explore and critique greenhouse examples

Food Forest Basics

April 13th 2:00pm-4:30pm
RCU Insurance Services
201 Victoria Rd. West, Revelstoke

Want to grow a lot of food in a small area? Want to create a perennial food oasis on your property? Want a resilient food ecosystem that is regenerative for both people and nature?

This course will explore the principles of designing, building and maintaining a perennial food garden, called a food forest, by emulating patterns in natural forest ecosystems. Upon completing this course, participants will have the basic foundation of knowledge to develop a food forest on virtually any scale. The program includes a course outline, in-depth presentation, and a virtual tour of a food forest.

Pre-registration required!
To register, please email

$75 per adult (age 16+) per course, or $130 for both
$35 per youth (under age 16) per course, or $60 for both