Past Events

Wrap up your garden and get a good start for next year by learning how to make compost! Composting encourages beneficial organisms and gives your garden a healthy boost. We will have fun in this hands-on class and will learn about backyard and worm composting.

Facilitator: Sébastien Bacharach, a composting educator with over 10 years of experience.


Are you interested in “working with” nature to create greater harmony, efficiency and ease in your gardens and in your own life? Are you concerned about the environment and wondering what you as a gardener could do to help? “Permaculture” is an approach to design that is based on the observation of natural systems. This evening will include: some basic design principles; an example of a 5-year... Read more

September 26, 2015

Learn how to create gardens that will provide food and medicine year after year, while taking care of nature.

Are you interested in gardens that require less work over time, that offer diverse harvests throughout the season, and that take care of the soil and water?



thinking like nature; permaculture design principles (work... Read more
Are you concerned about the well-being of the Earth and people? Do you wonder how we can move forward together to create a healthier future?

This live interview will explore the overlaps between Aboriginal knowledge (particularly from an Anishnaabe perspective) and permaculture.

We can think of Traditional Aboriginal Teachings as deep “older roots” offering knowledge that has been... Read more

Learn how to create more ease, efficiency and harmony in your garden, home, work and life.


what is permaculture? considering Earth and people in our designs; permaculture ethics (Earth care, people care, share the surplus) thinking like nature; permaculture design principles (work with nature, start small and slow, emphasise multiple functions, create redundancy, promote... Read more

If you are interested in learning about sheet-mulching, please come give us a hand and help us with our sheet-mulching project.  This is a "volunteer work bee" rather than a workshop, so we will be give a brief explanation at 10am and will working hands-on together.  It's also a great opportunity to see our garden!


Learn about the many food and medicine plants in our garden that come back year after year.  Learn how we prepare them for food or medicine, and how we manage the plants.



over 100 species of perennial plants for food and medicine in our garden tour of the garden and visit the plants some highlights include: goji, nettles, fiddleheads, beetberry,... Read more

Be inspired and discover new seeds of possibility! See edible forest gardens, swales and hugelkulturs, greenhouses, chickens, sheet-mulch and much more. Learn more about permaculture design and how it can be applied in urban and rural settings.

10:30am-11:30am Bonita & Sébastien's Garden 12:00pm-12:30pm The Table's Edible Forest Garden and Community Gardens 12:30pm-1:45pm Community... Read more

Join us for a showing of the new film "Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective". Bonita Ford, local permaculture teacher and coach will provide some context with a brief description of what permaculture is and also speak about her involvement in contributing to the design of the West End Well, both the business concept and the space, using permaculture principles.

Great popcorn and... Read more

Are you interested in:

connecting more deeply with nature, community and yourself? living, gardening and/or doing business in ways that look to nature as the teacher? practising permaculture/ecological design that directly addresses both healthy ecosystems and healthy human systems? learning in a setting that invites interfaith spiritual connection with nature? a potentially... Read more