Plant Propagation: Multiplying Plants and Diversity

Join us to learn how to propagate plants! Making your own plants using seeds and cuttings is a fun way to make gardening more affordable.


Event: An in-person workshop to explore basic plant propagation skills with UBC Botanical Garden’s Artist in Residence Erin Despard.
Location:UBC Botanical Garden, Food Garden
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $20 (General Admission) OR $18 (Concession: includes UBC, UNA and Garden Members)

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This workshop will introduce basic skills associated with propagation. Learn how to make soil blocks and a propagation case from re-used materials, and how to take stem cuttings from herbaceous perennials. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on and discuss the role of home gardeners in supporting cycles of ecological and social diversity within our communities.

Facilitators: Join Erin Despard, Artist in Residence at UBC Botanical Garden and Jingzhou Sun, UBC student for a hands-on, interactive workshop. Although the workshop will be presented in English, questions can be posed in Mandarin.

Required Materials: Please bring a pair of clean, sharp scissors or secateurs. This is an outdoor event – please come prepared for rain, wind or sun.