Learn the Lost Art of 5 Essential Skills

June 22, 2016 Homepage, News

Available for both youth and adults, to give people in the community valuable skills and experience, the EYA will be hosting a workshop every other tuesday on the following subjects.


Tool Maintenance

June 28th – 9:30 – 12:00

Here you will learn the basics of tool maintenance, from shovel sharpening to handle maintenance and preparation. You will leave prepared to tackle any project with safe sharp equipment. Remember a sharp knife is a safe knife.

Drought Tolerant Gardening

July 12th – 9:30 – 12:00

With water restrictions increasing gradually each year, a need methods of water conservation are becoming ever more valuable. You will learn the how and why behind conserving water, and what you can do in your own life to make a difference in times of drought.


July 26th – 10:00 – 12:00

Grafting is an ancient horticultural technique. Incredibly simple, yet largely forgotten, you will learn the basics of grafting + all the applications. Hands on practice in the Copley orchard, will leave you feeling confident in the nuances of grafting.

Radical Mycology

Aug.9th – 9:30 – 12:00

Mycology is the study of fungi ( mushrooms ). Radical Mycology is a grassroots movement, and social philosophy, based on accessible teachings of the importance of working with mushrooms and other fungi for personal, societal, and ecological resilience. In this workshop you will learn basic techniques for propagation, cultivation, allyship, the role of fungi in the ecosystem and more.

Alternative Food Preparation + Storage

Aug. 23rd – 9:30 – 12:00

Until very recently, humans could not rely so heavily on refrigeration to store food until consumption. In this workshop we will learn some ancient techniques of food preparation and storage that will allow you to make the best of the summer’s bounty.


Copley Community Orchard

3565 Walker St

Vancouver, BC V5N 5A9.

2 min. walk from Nanaimor Skytrain Station

If you have concerns about accessibility to the site, or the attendance of interpreters or note takers, please contact Joshua@eya.ca.