Sub-Irrigation: Self-Watering Gardens and Urban Agriculture

Half Day Workshops


Wesley Hooper, LifeSpace Gardens

Wesley Hooper is the co-founder of LifeSpace Gardens. Over the last 10 years he has built, planned, or been a part of the construction of over 3000 urban veggie gardens. With a dedicated focus on local food, water sustainability, and food security; he specializes in helping people balance their modern lifestyles with the challenge of growing food in urban environments. His LifeSpace Gardens can be found on yards, rooftops, balconies, and public spaces across Southwestern BC, Canada, and abroad. He actively works with architects, builders, landscapers, schools, and municipalities to help integrate veggie gardens into everyday urban infrastructure to drive engagement and connect people with their food and how it grows. Wesley is the inventor and patent holder of an innovative self-watering system that combines the best of hydroponic principles with traditional organic growing techniques, and is the proud recipient of the 2016 North Vancouver Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Some of his most notable projects include: The Balcony Garden Exhibit for Science World, The Shipyards Garden District for the Lower Lonsdale BIA, The Food Eco District for the City of Victoria, and the Open Streets Project for the City of North Vancouver. When not in the garden, he can often be found in the forests of the North Shore with his wife, two children, and two dogs. 


Sub-Irrigation: Self-Watering Gardens and Urban Agriculture

Want to grow your own food, but droughts and water restrictions got you down? Have projects that require Urban Ag, and looking for best practices? Want to just save water and reduce maintenance for your planters, raised beds and future garden projects? This seminar is for you! 

In this 3-part half day seminar, Wesley Hooper, Co-Founder of LifeSpace Gardens, will draw on his 10+ years of urban gardening experience to discuss strategies and best practices that have helped him, and his team utilize sub-irrigation to transform thousands of residential, commercial, and municipal spaces into thriving self-watering veggie gardens. 

This seminar will be highly valuable for: 

  • Professionals who are looking to better support and educate their customers to help them grow food through droughts and water restrictions. 
  • Municipalities and Community Organizers looking to reduce maintenance and water consumption while integrating more sustainable and successful veggie gardens into community spaces. 
  • Landscapers, Designers, and Landscape Architects looking to fulfill this growing demand and bring their projects to the next level of water sustainability and garden success. 

Date & Time(s)

1:00pm - 4:00pm, Thursday September 15, 2022


Member Early Bird: $150.00

Non Member Early Bird: $175.00

Member Regular: $175.00

Non Member Regular: $190.00

Early bird seminar rates will available until Friday, September 2nd.