Healthy Neighboursheds

Healthy Neighboursheds are a series of homeowner workshops hosted by Conservation Halton to provide residents with information about low impact landscaping. The purpose of low impact landscaping is to work with nature to create beautiful, healthy gardens that help manage rainwater, use less energy and resources, and benefit water quality in the surrounding area.


WINTER SERIES

Getting Started: How “Rainscaping” Can Protect Your Property

Thursday, October 13
6:30 – 8 p.m.

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 low-cost garden projects.


The Dirt on Soil: Composting and Building Healthier Soil

Thursday, October 20
6:30 – 8 p.m.

Mycorrhizae, what’s that? At this workshop you will learn what mycorrhizae is and the role it, and soil play in the food web. We will also go over how soil connects to Climate Change, how it absorbs carbon, and how you can effectively compost to build better soil in your garden. This workshop will also discuss urban soil’s effect on trees, and fungal ID tips for some common wood decay, and mycorrhizal fungi.


Putting your Garden to Bed: Winterizing your Yard and Being Salt Smart

Thursday, October 27
6:30 – 8 p.m.

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

(Attend up to three virtual sessions, with giveaways to help get you started and a free work booklet to support your gardening projects. An organizer will reach out to you for your current mailing address for materials to be sent directly to your home.)