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Workshops, Tours and Events

Biologically Active Soil Workshop
Tuesday, June 25, 4pm - 6pm and
Sunday, June 30, 10am - 1pm 

E. Brooke Hayes, PhD candidate and director of the EcoSoil lab at the University of Victoria will lead an in-lab and on-farm workshop on biologically active soil.


The Regenerative Gardener Course

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! 


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 


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 


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.

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

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