Healthy Neighboursheds

Create A Healthy Yard This Spring

Want to upgrade your yard or garden, but don’t know where to start? Healthy Neighboursheds is a series of workshops where our staff and local experts provide guidance on how to create gardening plans that are low cost and environmentally friendly. Working together to enhancing our local environment and your curb appeal.

Offered virtually in 2021

The 2021 virtual program ran throughout April. 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

Workshop 1:

Getting Started! Learning to Go With the Flow- Find out how storm water is managed in your community and how it connects to you and your home at our introductory homeowner workshop. We will discuss new trends in residential landscaping, and how you can take advantage of rain water in your garden to save money, increase your home’s curb appeal, and improve the health of our local watershed.

Workshop 2:

Working with Nature: Selecting the “Right” Plants- Want a diverse garden with more birds and wildlife but less upkeep, watering and mowing? Naturalizing your yard by using native species, organic fertilizers, 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.

Workshop 3:

Rain Gardens and Low-Impact Landscaping - 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.

Cost is $8/workshop or $20/full series. Workshop space is limited so we ask participants to register as far in advance as possible so that we can mail you resources as well as a workbooklet.

 

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