Create a healthy and environmentally friendly yard. Upcoming workshops and a rain barrel fundraiser!

Healthy Neighboursheds

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Conservation Halton is hosting their popular Healthy Neighboursheds homeowner workshop series this month. Register to attend one or all of the online sessions which cost $8 per session. All sessions take place on a Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Getting Started! Learning to Go with the Flow – April 6, 2022

Find out how storm water is managed in Burlington and how it connects to you and your home at this introductory homeowner workshop. Learn about new trends in residential landscaping, and how you can take advantage of rainwater in your garden to save money, increase your home’s curb appeal, and improve the health of our local watershed.

Working with Nature: Selecting the “Right” Plants – April 13, 2022

Want a diverse garden with more birds and wildlife but less upkeep, watering and mowing? Naturalizing your yard by using native species or a backyard pond may be the perfect solution for you. You will leave this workshop with the inspiration and know-how to make your garden a low-maintenance oasis.

Working with Nature: All about Trees and LDD – April 20, 2022

Led by a trained arborist, you will learn tips and tricks for how to plan your garden to include trees, which species to select based on your garden’s conditions, what to look for when purchasing a tree, and best practices for planting and maintaining a tree. At this session, you will also learn about common tree pests, like LDD moth and how residents can protect trees on their property.

Rain Gardens and Low-Impact Landscaping – April 27, 2022

At this workshop you will discover how adding a rain barrel or rain garden can be a simple, inexpensive way to direct storm water away from your home towards your plants, garden, or lawn. Manage storm water on your property using low-impact techniques that are sure to make your yard the envy of the neighbourhood.

Rotary Burlington Lakeshore’s Rain Barrel Sales

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Image courtesy of Rotary Burlington Lakeshore

Calling all Gardeners! Save water, protect the environment, and help the community with Rotary Burlington Lakeshore’s rain barrel fundraiser.

Order now and choose home delivery, for an added cost, or pick up your order on Monday, May 2, 2022 between 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Burlington parking lot, 1333 Lakeshore Rd.

Did you know?

Our climate is changing, and our weather is becoming warmer, wetter and wilder. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post about the draft Climate Resilient Burlington: A Plan for Adapting to Our Warmer, Wetter and Wilder Weather later this month. Burlington has already experienced some of this weather and its impacts. Want to learn more? View our public launch video.

Take Action Burlington! Learn to manage rainwater on your property while creating a healthy habitat with less upkeep. Collectively we can make a difference!

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