Growing Cannabis Intelligently

Speaker(s); Matt Soltys & Karen Sciuk
Date: Sat Oct 26, 2019
Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Kitchener Public Library
85 Queen St N, Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1
Registration: registration is required - see below


As one of the oldest domesticated plants, cannabis has a rich medicinal, ceremonial, and psychoactive history in human society.
This workshop is an in-depth introduction to the cannabis plant, including its history, relevant botany, chemical constituents, growing requirements, bMatt_Soltys.pngest cultivation and harvesting practices, and current laws

Matt Soltys spent five years as a federally-licensed medical cannabis grower and currently works as an organic orchardist at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph. Matt got his permaculture design certificate in 2005, has led dozens of edible and medicinal wild plant walks since 2007, spent several years as an heirloom garlic farmer, and is currently working towards an Arts & Science degree in biology and philosophy, with an emphasis on botany and microbiology.

As a licensed medical cannabis grower, he grew high-quality cannabis outdoors using organic methods, and his relationship with medical users gave him an ppreciation for the medicinal value of this plant.  He is excited to apply his interest in botany, horticulture, and herbalism towards teaching others about cannabis, now that it is legal for anyone to grow it.

Karen_Sciuk.pngKaren Sciuk, recently became a resident of Wellesley, is an active volunteer within the surrounding horticultural community as the incoming President of Wellesley Horticultural Society, a board member of the Kitchener Horticultural Society, the incoming Co-ordinator of the Kitchener Master Gardeners, and the South West Director for Master Gardeners of Ontario. 

During fall 2017 she had the pleasure of working with the Rockway Gardens staff to help plant all the spring bulbs and witnessed daily the importance and popularity of that space with the public. 

Currently, to satisfy her love of horticulture, Karen is a garden coach in her community and helps to maintain some private residential gardens. 

Prior to November 2015, Karen was an active member of both the Oshawa Garden Club and the Durham Master Gardeners, and worked as the Manager/Buyer in the trees/shrubs/perennials department of an Oshawa area Garden Centre. 

Registration & Fees
$60 per person. Includes lunch and refreshments. Click here to register