October Workshops: Working with Nature to Create Healthy Gardens

Conservation Halton’s Healthy Neighboursheds workshops are back this month. Register to attend one, two or all three online Zoom sessions. This year, there’s also an in-person workshop. All sessions are $8 each. See below for additional details.

Virtual Zoom Workshops, Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Getting Started: How “Rainscaping” Can Protect Your Property – Oct. 13, 2022

Learn how water is managed to protect you and your home from flooding as well as environmentally friendly gardening techniques to help you solve water issues on your property. Local funding opportunities that can help you get started and provide the resources you need to create beautiful low-cost garden projects will also be discussed.

The Dirt on Soil: Composting and Building Healthier Soil – Oct. 20, 2022

Mycorrhizae, what’s that? Attend to find out what mycorrhizae is and the role it, and soil play in the food web. Learn how soil connects to climate change, how it absorbs carbon, and how you can effectively compost to build better soil in your garden. Presenters will also discuss the urban soil’s effect on trees, and fungal identification tips for some common wood decay, and mycorrhizal fungi.

Putting your Garden to Bed: Winterizing your Yard and Being Salt Smart – Oct. 27, 2022

Did you know that gardens still need attention in the winter? Learn how to put your garden to bed naturally and create fall/winter interest in your yard. Receive guidance on how to better use leaf mulch and compost and how to get native plants. Find out how salt impacts your garden and how you can be salt smart to keep your garden beautiful and healthy year-round

In Person Workshop

Designing Your Native Landscape Workshop – Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022 | 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Mountsberg Conservation Area, 2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville

Learn from experts about native plants and eco-landscaping. Discover why landscaping with native plants matters, how to choose the right plants for your yard, and how to harvest and clean seeds, all while exploring the latest trends, designs, and techniques in eco-gardening.

Did you know?

You can maintain your property using low impact landscaping where you work with nature to create beautiful, healthy gardens that help manage rainwater, use less energy and resources, build better soil, increase biodiversity, and benefit water quality in the surrounding area.

Registration and Contact Information

Register for the virtual series or the in-person workshop at conservationhalton.ca/healthy-neighboursheds.

For further information, please contact Sasha at sbenevides@hrca.on.ca

Take Action Burlington! Work with nature to create a healthy habitat with less upkeep and impact on our climate while increasing preparedness for our warmer, wetter and wilder weather. Collectively we can make a difference!

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