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workshops for adults & families + Kids camps.

Explore our gardens where we aim to create and provide a learning environment that is fun and engaging for all ages & skill levels. 

 
 
 

kids camps

sprouts summer camps

 
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DESCRIPTION

Sprouts summer camps aim to provide an active and engaging environment for children to get (re)connected with the source of their food, to experience the difference in flavour of freshly harvested food and to get them excited about all aspects of garden biology. From pollinators to soil to the plant itself, we strive to get your kids excited about their food! 

what to expect

  • Little Seed, Big Seed: All about seeds and germination

  • Roots and Shoots: Plant anatomy basics

  • Get Dirty!: Soil science and the "magic" of composting

  • Friends of the Garden: Bees, butterflies, earthworms, birds and more!

  • Swimming daily at the QPlex (weather permitting) & Nature Walks

 

what others are saying

All our girls have talked about for the last three days is their time at Sprouts Camp! They are loving everything about it. They are having a blast and are learning so much. They are excited to put what they have learned to good use in our own garden. Thank you so much for offering this to our community!

-Lillian Archer,
Parent, Sprouts Kid’s Camp

Thanks Axil Gardens, your camp was my children’s favourite camp of the summer!

-Jill Higgins,
Parent, Sprouts Kid’s Camp

 
 

beginning & learning

budding gardeners Workshops

 
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DESCRIPTION         

***Adult and Parent & Child workshops now available***

We aim to provide our clients with the knowledge and confidence to get started in growing their own culinary home garden and to provide advice and information to those who may have a struggling garden or looking to expand or diversify their current garden. 

what to expect

  • Parent & Child Growing Together Workshop; Start with the soil, growing in pot vs. ground, seed selection, seeding, transplanting & more!

  • Edible Gardening Basics Workshop (Adults Only); An intro to edible gardening- options for home, soil & plant selection, on-going care and small space garden solutions!

 

what others are saying

I attended an adult gardening class and learned so much! Kim’s passion and knowledge for organic gardening is an inspiration! I will be attending another class in the future!!

-Carrie O’Reilly, Workshop Attendee

Kim, thank you again for the informative class on organic gardening! Your passion for what you do is contagious and I learned so much. Will definitely attend another class.

-Patti McGraw, Workshop Attendee 

Axil Gardens' Budding Gardener Workshop was packed with step-by-step garden tips for backyard gardeners. Kim shared her knowledge and experiences with us as we toured her immaculate gardens. The course finished with students making their own edible planters to take home. Thanks for the inspiration, Kim!

-Alex Weaver Crawford, Workshop Attendee

 
 

school learning sessions

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DESCRIPTION

We are looking to shake things up a bit and bring back some old school learning. We want to revisit the (improved) basics that our grandparents loved and shared. Let's get some fresh air, create a better understanding of where our food comes from and get our hands dirty!

Think edible schoolyard! 

what others are saying

As an elementary school teacher, Axil Gardens is the perfect field trip for students to learn about plants, soil, habitats, life cycles, healthy eating, and the environment. Kim and her staff deliver an outstanding hands on program that my students always rave about! I have brought my students twice, and will be booking again this spring!

-Jennie Tilley,
Teacher, Chris Saunders Memorial Elementary School

After visiting with Kim in her gorgeous gardens for a morning last fall, I was truly inspired!!  Kim has since worked with our garden club at Seaside Park Elementary School on several occasions.  Her enthusiastic knowledge of gardening is infectious, and she sparks so much creative excitement in the students.  It is a true delight to partner with Kim for all our gardening projects!

-Krista Turnbull,

Community Schools Coordinator, Seaside Park Elementary