Hi! I’m Connie Kuramoto and I have been working in the Horticulture Industry for over 40 years. I have sold flowers, delivered garden services, managed greenhouses and market gardens, and currently run a Horticulture Training and Service Company called Gardens on the Go. My education includes training in Botany through the University of Massachusetts, and a Diploma in Greenhouse Horticulture Technology from Malaspina College, now Vancouver Island University. I was hired to teach at Vancouver Island University in their Horticulture Department , and to act as their greenhouse technician in 1989, and continued to work there for over twenty years I taught Horticulture Skills and Practices and coordinated student activities in the 10,000 Square foot Commercially run greenhouse. When I retired from the University in 2008, I formed my company, and I now teach on contract for North Island College, Gaia College, and VIU. I also offer garden consulting, and pruning of trees, shrubs, and roses.
I am also pleased to offer Horticultural Training Workshops throughout the Vancouver Island Area. I am excited to offer a series of classes this year at the Doighouse Earthship Build and Education Center in Qualicum Bay. I hope to see you there! Following are my upcoming classes :
Classes at the Doighouse Earthship Build
Planning your best Garden Ever -Saturday, April 4, 1:00pm to 4pm $25
This workshop will help you plan your garden, learn how to manage your garden, and plant up some veggie starts to get your garden going.
The Water Wise Garden – Saturday, June 6, 1pm to 4pm $25
This workshop will help you estimate your water needs, as well as your water collection potential and show you ways to save, conserve, and collect water for your garden.
Starting your Winter Garden – Saturday, June 27, 1pm to 4pm, $25
Start your winter garden at this workshop. Learn what to grow, how to grow it and protect it, and plant some seeds that will get your winter garden started.
Microbial Teas and Brews for the Garden – Saturday, July 11, 1pm to 4pm, $25
At this workshop we will be brewing some compost tea and microbial blends, and also work with native plants and common weeds to make fertilizers .
Solutions to Common Garden Problems, Saturday, July 25, 1pm to 4pm, $25
This workshop will teach you to identify common garden problems, but more importantly how to avoid them! Bring your questions and problems!
Saving Seeds, Saturday, September 12, 1pm to 4pm, $25
Learn which seeds are easiest to save, and which require more patience. Learn how to select plants for seed saving, and how to care for your seeds.
Planting up an Earthship Planter, September 19th, 1pm to 4pm, $25
Get a look at how the Earthship Planter works, and get a chance to plant up a beautiful kitchen garden. Learn about drainage, media, and what plants to grow.
Plant Propagation, Saturday, October 17, 1pm to 4pm. $25
Learn about how to take fall cuttings at this hands on class , and go home with a pack of started plants that you have propagated. All supplies provided. Join us for the fun!
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