Healthy Neighboursheds

Want to make your yard look more beautiful, attract pollinator species and prevent flooding on your property?

Conservation Halton offers a series of workshops called Healthy Neighboursheds to help local residents learn about low impact landscaping.

The purpose of low impact landscaping is to work with nature to create beautiful and healthy home gardens that manage rainwater, use less energy and resources, and benefit local water quality and wildlife. With practical information and expert insights from Conservation Halton staff, Healthy Neighboursheds will help you design and create your own low impact garden.

Spring workshops are now closed.

Image of a rain garden with a rain barrel installed on the side of a building.

Spring Giveaways

Register for any of our upcoming Healthy Neighboursheds workshops and complete our feedback survey to be entered into our spring gardening giveaway! Prizes include rain barrels for your low-impact landscape and Garden-in-a-Box kits to help you grow pollinator-friendly plants. Two winners will be selected from each workshop. Winners will be notified in late April.

Managing Rain Where It Falls
Wednesday, March 20 from 6:30pm to 8pm | Virtual
Registration: $10

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 rainwater in your garden to save money, increase your home’s curb appeal, and improve the health of our local watershed.

Cultivating Resilience with Bountiful Urban Food Forests
Wednesday, March 27 from 6:30pm to 8pm | Virtual
Registration: $10

Delve into the art and science of creating a backyard food forest as we explore regenerative urban agriculture with co-presenter Halton Environment Network. We will share practical insights from Halton Environmental Network’s de-pave initiatives and their ongoing journey of establishing an urban food forest. This workshop will inspire you to enhance your yard — big or small — with edible native plants that help to build more resilient and biodiverse neighbourhoods.

Building ‘Community’ Gardens: Diversifying your Garden to Create Healthier Neighbourhoods
RESCHEDULED to Wednesday, April 10 from 6:30pm to 8pm | Virtual
Registration: $10

How do we create a garden with more birds, bees, biodiversity, and less upkeep, watering, weeding, and mowing? A garden is not just for human beings, but many non-human beings as well. We will share tips and tricks about how to create a diverse, naturalized yard with native species that attract pollinators. You will leave this workshop inspired to create a functioning ecosystem in your yard and a welcoming community for all beings.

Full-Day Workshop: Design Your Native Landscape
Saturday, April 20 from 9am to 3:30pm | In-person
Registration: $40 (Lunch Included)

Location: Brant Hills Community Centre, 2255 Brant Street, Burlington

Put your learning into practice! In this full-day workshop, you will learn how to design, implement, and maintain a low-impact development project at home. Join us to hear from local ecologists, landscape designers, and homeowners who have designed their own native landscapes. We will end the day with small group discussions with the experts to address your specific garden designs. Lunch is included!

For questions about the Healthy Neighboursheds program, please email