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Wendy Morton

Wendy Morton has lived in Otter Point, west of Sooke, B.C., for 45 years. She grows an organic garden that feeds her all year long and loves to share her gardening knowledge with others. Throughout her lives as a printer, an insurance investigator and a poet, she has always been a gardener. She has been honoured by receiving many awards, the latest of which is the Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada, for her projects which have brought honour to Canada.

The Apothecary Garden

Long-time gardening enthusiast Wendy Morton is keen to share her unique garden and vast knowledge in this creative, enjoyable lesson. In the span of the afternoon, she will show you how to concoct some fragrant oils and floral waters (e.g. rose water, rose hip seed oil, calendula oil, lavender oil) as well as safe cleaning solutions. All of these items are made from what she grows in her garden. This is hands-on, so please bring an apron.

The Kitchen Garden

Share in the secrets of a long-time gardener and discover how to grow vegetables all year long to the delight of your family and your friends. Learn how to care for your soil, keep your compost churning, grow food in containers and cultivate a year-round garden. Explore the possibilities of growing crops in cold frames, greenhouses, raised beds, and in the ground. Everyone will go home with new inspiration for a lovely kitchen vegetable garden.