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Create A Healthy Yard This Spring

Want to upgrade your yard, but don’t know where to start? Conservation Halton hosts Homeowner Workshops each year. Our staff experts will lead you through all the steps to creating a gardening plan which is low cost, environmentally friendly and enhances the beauty of your garden and curb appeal.

2018 Homeowner Workshop Series

Conservation Halton has announced the first Homeowner Workshops in the following communities in 2018. Registration is now open. There is a small fee for the workshops to help cover the costs; the full series of three workshops is $20 (tax included), while each workshop separately is $8 (tax included):

Burlington: St. Mathew On-the-Plains - 126 Plains Road E., Aldershot

  • Tuesday February 20  – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm - Getting Started!
  • Tuesday February 27 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm - Working with Nature: Selecting the “Right” Plants
  • Tuesday March 6 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm - Rain Gardens & Low Impact-Landscaping

Hamilton: Melrose United Church – 86 Homewood Avenue

  • Wednesday February 21 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm - Getting Started!
  • Wednesday February 28 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm - Working with Nature: Selecting the “Right” Plants
  • Wednesday March 7 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm - Rain Gardens & Low-Impact Landscaping

For questions about these workshops please call 905-336-1158 ext. 2285.


Workshop Topics and Descriptions

  •  Getting Started!  - 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 also discuss the newest trends in residential landscaping, and how you can use them to increase curb appeal, save money, and improve the health of our local watershed.
  • 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.
  • Rain Gardens & Low-Impact Landscaping  - At this workshop you will discover how adding a rain barrel or garden to your home can be a simple, inexpensive way to direct rain 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.