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Create A Healthy Yard

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

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 West: Bethel Church – 616 Dundas St. E., Waterdown

  • Tuesday October 16 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm – Getting Started! Learning to Go With the Flow
  • Tuesday October 23 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm – Creating a Rain Garden: A Step by Step Guide
  • Tuesday October 30 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm – Winterizing Your Garden Naturally: The Buzz about the Birds and Bees

Burlington East: Appleby United Church – 4407 Spruce Ave., Burlington

  • Wednesday Oct 17– 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm – Getting Started! Learning to Go With the Flow
  • Wednesday Oct 24 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm –  Creating a Rain Garden: A Step by Step Guide
  • Wednesday Oct 31 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm –  Winterizing Your Garden Naturally: The Buzz about the Birds and Bees

For questions about these workshops please call 905-336-1158 ext. 2284.

 
 

Workshop Topics and Descriptions

  • Getting Started! Learning to Go With the Flow  - As we begin to feel the effects of climate change, managing rainwater has become a greater challenge.  Join Conservation Halton and municipal partners to learn how increased storm frequency and duration will be managed in your community. Discover the steps you can take on your property to manage rainwater, and enhance your home landscape.
  • Creating a Rain Garden: A Step by Step Guide  - Learn how to create a beautiful rain garden to help manage water on your property. Designed to absorb excess rainwater from hard surfaces such as roofs and driveways, rain gardens reduce the impact of stormflows on creeks and streams. Participants will receive a sample design for a rain garden that will enhance both the homeowner’s property and the local environment.
  • Winterizing Your Garden Naturally: The Buzz about the Birds and Bees - Prepare your garden for fall and winter naturally and enjoy enhanced bird watching, a healthier environment and pocket book. Learn about fall planting of native species that will benefit pollinators, migrating birds and generate winter interest in the garden. Save on mulch and prepare garden beds for winter with natural leaf mulch and compost. Finally, learn how to be salt smart, both in terms of application and plant tolerances