Fall is in full swing and it’s time to take your gardening from the outdoors in. The lab will be hosting a hands on workshop with Patch and Victory Gardens, to teach you everything you need to know about indoor planting and gardening. Each attendee with leave with their very own patch, fully planted and ready to use!
A little about Patch…
“Founded in Vancouver in 2012 by entrepreneur Kent Houston, Patch was fuelled by the idea that anyone could grow food, anywhere. Kent wanted to help people grow food that tasted good and did good not only because it was healthy, but because it could help improve and propel communities to be a viable solution for environmental challenges. After experimenting with prototypes, he discovered how much food could actually be frown on our windowsills and what benefits small actions could have. So he tried to figure out ways to make things easy, friendly, and a little nicer looking. Now, he’s developed a container gardening system that takes the guess work out of watering and helps increase the productivity of Patch planters.
All products are designed and produced in Vancouver, they are flat packed and shipped with a light carbon footprint. Patch is responsibly made and uses post-consumer materials whenever possible. And the goodness doesn’t stop there. Kent infused social enterprise into each planter by using proceeds from every sale to support community-based volunteer organizations committed to food education for our youth.
Patch wants to pass that learning on to anyone who has ever thought of growing his or her own food but been just a little too scared.”
A little about Victory Gardens…
“Victory Gardens is a team of urban farmers for hire who specialize in transforming all types of urban space for food production. As no two spaces are the same, neither are the gardens grown. Victory Garden’s goal is to enable people to grow food by providing all the necessary educational tools and infrastructure for successful harvests.”
1st: Thursday, October 11th
2nd: Wednsday, October 17th
Location: lululemon lab, 511 West Broadway
limited spaces available
FYI… I patch planter un-planted retails for $39.95. With this workshop, you get it all plus more!
Photos: Copyright 2012 The Patch Lab and Jennilee Marigomen for Victory Gardens