This session will focus on plants in the landscape including the ramifications of our decisions. We will also cover: Time effects, Plant shapes, maintenance of plants and examples of best planting practices. Ken enjoys speaking on this topic as it is one of the most important skills to developing and maintaining a garden.
Instructor Ken Salvail
Cost $45.00 plus tax
**Dates, times and location are subject to change. Minimum number of attendees required. Confirmation emails will be sent with any changes. If you have any questions please call 1-844-767-1311.**
This class includes everything a professional or home gardener needs to know about pruning. We will cover trees, shrubs, hedges, fruit trees and conifers. We will also cover the results of our pruning actions, how timing plays a roll, and basic tree anatomy.
This seminar covers all the basic information needed to know about composting and how it benefits your plants and soil. All the methods of composting will be explored including Leaf Molding. You will learn about the rotting world around us (microbs) that do the dirty work. This class is great for professionals as well as home owners. The speaker, Ken Salvail, has a long history of being a passionate composter and will share his knowledge of this popular gardening skill.
Cost $95.00 plus tax
This seminar covers all the basics of landscape design. From the blank site to the finished product, this seminar covers a great deal of information that will benefit the professional and the home owner. If you are about to do landscaping you will want to know this information.
This session covers many general topics about developing a landscape that will last and is manageable. Learn the systems that keep your garden plants healthy and growing well while managing water and other environment friendly issues. This session will clarify the differences between low maintenance and sustainable landscapes.
Plant Science is all about how plants function and how they work together with other plants and the environment. This session will include basic botany and how plants deal with nutrients, gasses and other environmental factors including climate change. This is a session that Ken is very passionate about and he will raise your awareness of plant responses to their surroundings.
Cost $125.00 plus tax
This seminar covers all the basic information needed to get you up to date with the latest information on Water Conservation and Xeriscape (Water Smart) landscaping. This seminar will cover irrigation, plants, soils and best practices for a beautiful low water landscape. This class is great for professionals as well as home owners and will change your perspective on growing plants.
This session will focus on soils including: Structure , texture, make up, compaction issues, water relations, construction techniques, Compost and much more. This class is relevant to anyone doing irrigation or landscape installations. This session would also be a great class for the avid gardener who knows how important your garden soil is.
This seminar covers all the basics of landscape maintenance including lawn care, tree, shrub and perennial care and basic pruning, water, nutrient relations and client expectations. This session is likely to run over the expected time so plan accordingly.
This seminar is a three part series. Beneficial Insects in your Garden, Diseases and Disorders of Plants, Insect Pests of the Garden. We will include a wide scope of topics to do with plants issues including abiotic (environmental) stress. Kens wide knowledge of plants and integrated pest management gives him a unique take on the plant pest control topic. His understanding of nature and and plant physiology makes this session particularly interesting. Kens clear talking points makes even complicated topics easy to understand and will send you off with a new concept of practical gardening information.
Instructor Ken Salvail
3 part series cost $300.00 plus tax
This seminar covers all the practical information needed to know about composting and how it benefits your plants and soil. All the methods of composting will be explored including Leaf Molding. You will learn about the rotting world around us (microbs) that do the dirty work. This class is great for professionals as well as home owners. The speaker, Ken Salvail, has a long history of being a passionate composter and will share his knowledge of this popular past time and give you vital information for gardening success.
Everything you want to know about lawn care from the ground up including, soils, fertilizers and application techniques, mowing methods, pest, disease and irrigation. This is session is one that everyone in the business of mowing must know and everyone who loves a nice green lawn will love!
Learn the relationship between plants and water. This is one of the most important understandings of mankind. We will cover water sources, nutrients, related botany and environmental factors like evaporation. This is the first step towards growing healthy plants!
Everyone benefits from leadership training. Our basic training program will set you on a course for management. Learn delegating, basic conflict management, employee relations, motivation techniques, and general leadership do’s and don’ts. Ken Salvail has years of training and experience in this area and will share his experiences with you. Class length 2 hours
The best ways to conserve water and money through understanding your irrigation and your property. We will also cove basic household water related issues inside and out. We will learn how much water is wasted in the community around you and give you valuable information to help you manage your water into the future.
Cost 45.00 plus tax
This session includes ornamental tree pruning, basic tree anatomy, fruit tree and berry training pruning, basic shrub anatomy , rose pruning , conifer management, disease issues and techniques that will be of practical use to anyone who is preparing to prune. This Class is geared to the professional but is full of practical information.
This session will teach you how your irrigation system works from the water source to the plant roots. Learn about water conservation, the basics of installation and timer setting. This session is packed with great information that will get you in control of your system and help curb the rising costs of water. This class is a must for anyone who has an irrigation system and suited to any home owner.
This seminar covers all the basic information needed to install landscaping. We will be covering the first steps through to the last finishing touches. This class is great for professionals as well as home owners who want to take it to the next level. Included in the seminar is what to do before you start, the underground (septic, sleeving, electrical, water and other services), basic budgets, drainage existing and required soils, permits, access issues, basic design considerations, hardscape planning and prep, retaining systems, bed and lawn construction, planning for irrigation, how to plant trees and shrubs, finish with the mulch and turf. This class is planned to be 3 hours long but may extend past that if needed.
Early Bird registration is $95.00 until Jan 1st
This session is all things plants and water related. We will follow water from the source to the leaf and how we deal with the effects of irrigation systems and the climate. This class is a must for anyone who deals with plants! Class duration is 3 hours plus Q&A
This seminar covers all the basic information of how irrigation systems are put together from the source connection to the timer. This class is excellent for professional landscape people who need to know how systems work. Soils and water requirements will also be covered. Some items to be covered are source connections, check valve requirements, hydro zone layout, head type and coverage(precipitation rate), control units and Smart controllers, new technology, programming timers, plant water requirements, pressure reduction, drip systems and filtration.
Cost 95.00 + tax
This seminar looks at basic plant disorders. Items that will be included are environmental issues, nutrient and water relations, plant stress, soils and nutrient relations, insects and their damage, plant diseases - Bacterial, Viral and Abiotic, what plants need to be healthy in the landscape, living soil, hardscape planning, planning for irrigation, how to plant trees and shrubs. Finishing up with the mulch and turf.
This seminar will cover your pre-landscape planning, soils, planting bed development, weed management strategies, hardscapes, irrigation and everything you will need to know to create a landscape strategy for you property. It will touch on the importance of proper design and budget considerations. It will also cover finishing the landscape. All the final details including the after care and maintenance once you are done.
Cost $45.00 + tax
This session will teach all the basics of fruit tree cultivation from the ground up including: pruning, fertilizing, water management, pest management and fruit trees specifics. Perfect for the avid gardener or someone who has fruit trees for the first time.
Instructor Ken Salvail
Grow the best Veggies possible! This session will cover all aspects of garden veggie production. From fertilizers to soil preparation and insect control and prevention its all here. Organic growing goes without saying these days but we will cover that as well.
Cost 45.00 + tax
This seminar covers plant identification. How to identify plants, specifics and categories for identification and a review of recommended plants for Okanagan Gardens. This class will be beneficial to both avid gardeners and professionals alike.
Cost $125.00 + tax
This class includes everything a professional gardener needs to know about pruning. We will cover ornamental trees, fruit trees, shrubs, hedges and conifers. We will also cover the results of our pruning actions, how timing plays a roll, and basic tree anatomy. This class will run 2.5 hrs plus a 20min Q&A
$45.00 plus tax
This seminar covers everything from soils, plants, design, planters, water and nutrient relations. Learn all the best information available on creating and growing the best planters around!
Instructor Ken Salvail
This session will teach you how your irrigation system works from the water source to the plant roots. Learn about water conservation, the basics of installation and timer setting. This class is a must for anyone who has an irrigation system.