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Workshops, Tours and Events


Site Tours

Interested in visiting the Sandown Centre? We offer 1-2 hour guided tours! We will take your group through the 83-acre site, including the farming area, meadow, forest, and a visit to the historic Garry oak. 

Get outside, onto the land, and learn more about what we are doing at Sandown. 

Contact us for more information and to book a tour. 

You can also take a virtual tour of Sandown.

This map was created by Tenaya Lynx & Amber Heard, students of UVic SOSC 300 class of Spring 2023.

Upcoming Events and Workshops 

Beltane Faire 
May 4th 1:00pm - 5:00pm 

Join Fireweed Farms, Green Muse Herbs, Viritidas Apothecary and more for an afternoon amongst the herb gardens. 

~Local Vendors
~Floraphile Friendly Medicines
~Fresh Cut Flowers
~Herb, Veggie and Flower Starts
~Succulent Botanical Soda Bar
~Fresh Flower Crown Crafting
~Seasonally Inspired Treats
~Live music 


The Regenerative Home Gardener

This four-part, hands-on course takes place in our on-site teaching garden. Whether you are just starting out, or are a seasoned gardener wanting to learn regenerative land care skills, this course has something for everyone. 

1. May 27, 2024 5:00 - 8:00pm 

2. June 24, 2024 5:00 - 8:00pm

3. July 29, 2024 5:00 - 8:00pm

4. August 26, 2024 5:00 - 8:00pm 

Click to learn more about the course content and to register! 


Annual Spring Plant Sale!

Saturday May 18th 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join us on-site for our Annual Spring Plant Sale. Shop direct from the farmers, take a tour of the land, and get ready for an abundant gardening season! 

The farmers will have a diverse selection of plant starts, including veggies, fruits, culinary herbs, flowers and medicinal plants. 

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Monthly Invasive Species Pulls

Join us on the first Sunday of the month, to help remove invasive English ivy from the forest. 

10:00am - 2:00pm 

May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, and November 3, 2024. 

Please email to RSVP 

Visit - Learn - Take Action
Join in at The Sandown Centre and help us build a stronger local food system! 

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