Healthy Neighboursheds

Create a Healthy & Environmentally Friendly Yard

Want a more environmentally friendly yard or garden, but don’t know where to start?

Healthy Neighboursheds is a series of workshops where staff and local experts provide information and guidance on how to create gardening plans that help reduce your maintenance costs while also improving the local environment. Through this program, we work together to enhance our local environment and your curb appeal.

NEW FOR 2021 - Virtual Fall/Winter Gardening Sessions in November

This November, learn how you can work with nature to build a resilient garden throughout the colder seasons. Allow our experts to guide you through how to manage rain, snow and ice where you live and keep your garden beautiful and healthy year-round.

If you are interested in attending future workshops, please contact  sbenevides@hrca.on.ca or call 905-336-1158 ext. 2324

 
 

Workshop Topics and Descriptions

Getting Started: What is Rainscaping and How can it Protect your Property from Flooding - Wednesday, November 10, 6:30pm–8:00pm

At this introductory workshop you will learn how water is managed to protect residents from flooding as well as environmentally friendly gardening techniques to help you solve water issues on your property. Join us as we share information on local funding opportunities that can help you get started and provide resources to help you create beautiful lowcost garden projects.

Working with Nature: Best Practices for Fall & Winter Gardening - Wednesday, November 17, 6:30pm–8:00pm 

Join us in learning more about working with nature in your garden throughout the colder seasons. We will cover Fall and Winter gardening techniques, shrub maintenance as well as how to safely disconnect rain barrels for winter, best practices for snow piling and how to avoid ice/water pooling on your property.

Putting your Garden to Bed: Winterizing your Yard and being Salt Smart - Wednesday, November 24, 6:30pm–8:00pm 

Gardens still need attention in the Winter — let us help you put your garden to bed naturally and create Fall/Winter interest in your yard. We will give you guidance on how to better use leaf mulch and compost as well as how to source native plants. We will also cover how salt impacts your garden and how you can be salt smart to keep your garden beautiful and healthy year-round.

 
 

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