Garden Workshops

 All you need to know to make your garden grow

 

We’ll have two sessions of each workshop, except the first. They will be the same, so if you can’t make the first session, come to the second.

 

After each session, we’ll have time for questions, and garden tips and workshops will be presented by our Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator who is a Master Gardener.


1.  Planning and Maintaining your Garden

 

We’ll outline how to properly plan a garden, looking at how to best plan your garden specifically and how to get the most out of your garden plot. We’ll also go through a year snapshot of what maintenance is needed in the garden.

 

March 17th 4 pm to 5:30 pm – Sign-up here

 


2. Starting Seeds and Transplanting

 

Come to learn about how to successfully start your seeds, and how to transplant them into your garden. Learn which plants you can start indoors and which can be started right in the garden.

 

April 13th 10:30 am to 12 pm – Sign-up here

 

April 28th 4:30 pm to 6 pm – Sign-up here

 


 

3. Soil and Composting

 

We’ll be talking about the wonderful and magical world of soil and compost. Learn how to improve and build the foundation of your garden. See a change in your garden this season by making the most of your kitchen scraps by home and worm composting.

 

May 11th 10:30 am to 12 pm – Sign-up here

 

May 26th 10:00 am to 11:30 am – Sign-up here

 


4. Common pests and beneficial insects.

 

Learn about the common pests, insects, and diseases you’ll find in your garden and the best organic ways to deal with them. Learn how to make your garden more pollinator-friendly and more ecologically sound. We’ll touch on companion planting and how to use it to your garden’s advantage, as well as best practices for preventing disease and pests in your garden.

 

June 8th 10:00 am to 11:30 am – Sign-up here

 

July 6th 2 pm to 3:30 pm – Sign-up here

 


5. Companion Planting and Succession Garden

 

Grow more for longer. Your garden doesn’t have one growing season, it can have many. Make the most out of your garden by knowing when to plant and how to plant for more crops. Learn about what plants help each other and how to improve your overall garden health by practising companion planting.

 

July 20th 2 pm to 3:30 pm – Sign-up here

 

August 7th 6:30 pm to 8 pm – Sign-up here

 


6. Winter and Your Garden

 

Start gardening beyond the regular growing season. We’ll go over what you can grow through the winter, and what overwinters well. We’ll also talk about how to best prep your garden for the winter.

 

    September 14th 2 pm to 3:30 pm – Sign-up here