2022 Workshops

Each season, RESES hosts a variety of meetups, project tours, and workshops around topics related to ecological design, where local community members get to share their knowledge and ideas. 

 

Events are hosted by one of the RESES team members, or by a community member or organization working in collaboration with RESES. As long as someone shares our values and is passionate and knowledgeable about a topic, they are welcome to present, lead a discussion, or host a meetup. Depending on the type of event, our events are always either free, by-donation, or low-cost so that they can be accessible to all who wish to learn. They are a great way to build community and engage in knowledge exchange! 

We have a list of pre-planned workshops lined up for each year, but we always invite community members to pitch ideas for other workshops or meetups throughout the year that can be added to our roster! We want to empower our local community members to be leaders in ecological design!

Our 2022 lineup of workshops is kindly supported by Valley First, a Division of First West Credit Union.

We place a strong focus on events that are welcoming, inclusive, and present ecological design as an approach that is doable by anyone regardless of means or access to land.

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SPECIAL COVID-19 NOTICE:


At RESES, we are committed to following the regional, provincial, and federal guidelines for best practices regarding COVID-19 safety. We are currently encouraging people not to attend any in person workshops or events if they are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms or have come into contact with anyone experiencing symptoms.

We also ask that attendees practice physical distancing at in person events, and that everyone respects and cares for the wellbeing of other attendes. Wearing masks is optional and we respect the rights of the people who choose to do so.

2022 Workshop Series

May 21st: Container Gardening in the Okanagan

Time: 1:30-2:45pm (subject to change)

Facilitator: Elana Westers

Format: virtual workshop

Description: This workshop will offer attendees useful tools and methods for gardening in the Okanagan. RESES member Elana Westers, who has years of gardening and landcsape design experience in her belt will be hosting this workshop. More info to come soon!

May 29: Composting Workshop

Time: 10am-12pm (subject to change)

Facilitator: Megan Berry

Format: in-person, outdoors

Location: Sumerhill Pyramid Winery, Kelowna (meeting point will be sent to attendees)

Description: This workshop, hosted by garden manager extraordinaire - Megan Berry, will focus on composting techniques for the Okanagan. It will include a discussion of various approaches to composting, with a focus on backyard systems. There will also be a  hands-on element and a complementary sip of wine!

 

Jun 25th: Half Day Food Forestry Workshop

Time: 2-6pm (subject to change)

Facilitator: Richard Walker

Format: in-person, outdoors

Location: Osoyoos (address will be sent to addenees)

Description: This workshop will be hosted by food forest expert and author of "Food Forestry North of the 49th" - Richard Walker. It will take place at his home food forest site and will be a half day workshop focusing on food forestry, budding, and grafting trees.

Sept 10th: Introduction to Composting Toilets

Time: 10am-12pm (subject to change)

Facilitator: Victor Cobian & Lucie Bardos

Format: in-person, outdoors

Location: Kelowna - Central (address will be sent to attendees)

Description: Composting toilets have seen a huge rise in populatirty over the past decade, becoming common with people who have tiny houses, trailers, off grid houses, and ecological campgrounds. They are a more ecological, sanitary, and less smelly alternative to an outhouse or port-a-potty. If you've ever wondered how to design and build your own, simple composting toilet system, then this workshop is for you! Victor and Lucie will be sharing about how they planned and built a functioning composting toilet at the Kelowna Milpa Comunitaria, while providing useful information, tips, and tools for those wishing to build their own. 

 

Oct 22nd: Kelowna Seed Swap and Seed Harvesting Workshop

Time: 10am-12pm (subject to change)

Facilitator: TBD

Format: in-person, TBD

Location: Kelowna - Central (address will be sent to attendees)

Description: Come join us for a fun event where we teach you abou the best way to harvest your own seeds for optimal storage and germination. Bring any seeds you would like to share with the community as we'll be swappin' away!

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Be an event host with RESES!

 

Even if you're not an expert, but you would like to lead a group discussion or need a hand implementing your forest garden or other ecological design project, let us know! As they say, many hands make light work! 

If you would like to host an educational workshop, we are able to provide an honorarium to cover the cost of organizng the event, which inclues your time, as well as space rental and any additional materials needed. 

 

Please note that we do ask that people with the idea to host put in the work themselves to organize the event. RESES can assist with promotion, brainstorming, supplies (depending on what is needed), or tech support for online events, but the host is the primary event organizer.

To host an event, simply fill out the form at the bottom of this page and one of our team members will follow up with you!

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Host an Event with RESES

Thanks for pitching your event idea! One of our team members will be in touch with you as soon as possible.