Do You Have A Passion for Gardening?

LUNCH AND LEARN

Halton Region Master Gardeners

Present

A FRESH LOOK AT GARDENING!

Whether your garden is well established or still in your imagination, this Lunch & Learn webinar series will help you create a beautiful refuge! Please join us by registering below.

Presentations are FREE of charge – Donations may be made HERE

Information for each webinar is linked below the schedule

Friday, April 16th
Noon – 1:00pm
A FRESH LOOK AT GARDENINGThis event has passed.
Friday April 23rd
Noon – 1:00pm
RE-IMAGINING THE HOME LANDSCAPEThis event has passed.
Friday April 30th
Noon – 1:00pm
STARTING FROM SCRATCH: New Garden, Big or Small! This event has passed.
Friday, May 7th
Noon – 1:00pm
GARDEN FACELIFT – Do the Renew!REGISTER
Friday May 14th
Noon – 1:00pm
BENEFICIAL INSECTS: Managing Pests in an Eco-Friendly WayREGISTER
Friday, May 21st
Noon – 1:00pm
YOUR NATURE FRIENDLY GARDEN THROUGHOUT THE YEARREGISTER

DETAILS & REGISTRATION

A Fresh Look at Gardening

Friday, April 16th 12:00pm

Presenter: Cathy Kavassalis

Come and look at plant choices for your garden with fresh eyes. Learn why you want to avoid invasive plants, no matter how pretty, and discover why native plants are important additions for every yard.

Do you sometimes walk down your street or explore your neighbourhood, your city or town to look at the gardens? This is how we often get ideas for what we want to plant in our own gardens. But not all plants you see are wise choices. Some very attractive plants are invasive species that will gobble space in your yard and then move far beyond. Other exotic species may be less aggressive but do not support birds, bees or butterflies. Come look at plants with fresh eyes. Let’s get inspired together and plan how we can invite a greater variety of life to thrive in our gardens and communities.

Resource List – A Fresh Look at Gardening

Re-imagining the Home  Landscape

Friday April 23rd, 12:00pm

Presenter: Janet Mackey

Are you wondering how to transition your landscape to one that is more sustainable? Learn about the process. It’s easier than you think!

A homeowner, who’s passionate about nature, shares the experience of transforming a traditional landscape to become a refuge within the city over a period of 3 years. This includes covering most of the turf grass to create new garden areas, a rain garden, and adding many native plants to increase biodiversity. Key tips will be shared for making the job of transforming and maintaining the garden manageable for gardeners of all ages and skill levels.

Resource List – Re-Imagining Your Landscape

Starting from Scratch – New Gardens, Big or Small

Friday, April 30th 12:00pm

Presenters: Isabel Belanger, Elisa Bernier

Are you excited about gardening but don’t know where to start? Whether you’re working with a yard or a balcony, join us this afternoon to learn the key steps to set you on the path to garden success.

Are you excited about gardening but don’t know where to start? In this talk we’ll walk you through the process of planning and creating your dream garden. Whether you’re working with a yard or a balcony, there are several key steps that will set you on the path to success. We’ll cover garden styles and trends, properly analyzing and assessing your site, and how to showcase your favourite plants. By using a combination of real garden examples and design principles used by landscapers, we’ll help give you the confidence and guidance to transform your vision into your outdoor oasis.

Starting From Scratch – Resources

Garden Facelift – Do the Renew!

Friday, May 7th 12:00pm

Presenters: Claudette Sims, Allyn Walsh

Is your garden growing old gracefully or desperately in need of a facelift? Let us inspire you to bring new life to a tired or overgrown garden. Using the examples of two real-life gardens, we will walk you through the decisions to be made.

Is your garden growing old gracefully or desperately in need of a facelift? Let us inspire you to bring new life to a tired or overgrown garden. Using the examples of two real-life gardens, we will walk you through the decisions to be made. This session will help you with making a plan for renewing your garden, from deciding which plants should be removed to make way for healthier ones, to identifying safety issues in need of correcting. 

Resource List -Your Garden Facelift: Do the Renew!

Beneficial Insects- Managing Pests in an Eco-friendly Way

Friday May 14th at 12:00pm

Presenter: Hariette Henry

Come learn about the predator/prey cycle that exists in our gardens and how we can harness that relationship to keep our garden plants thriving.

This presentation highlights concerns over the rapidly declining insect populations on the planet. How beneficial insects act not only as pollinators but also as pest control in a healthy, sustainable way. What are some of the species of beneficial insects to look for and encourage in the garden and finally what are the elements most important to attracting beneficial insects to the garden.

Your Nature-Friendly Garden Throughout the Year

Friday May 21st at 12:00pm

Presenters: Kate Sault, Bev Wagar

A season-by-season look at how and why to do things differently. Maintenance isn’t what it used to be!

So you’ve planted your new garden– what now? This seminar will review some overarching ecological themes. Then we’ll look at garden maintenance in a new light: how do cultural practices (maintenance, planting and lawn care, for example) change when we garden for nature? How can we make the “hard” choices easier? If you’re concerned with removing invasives, making space for native plants, dealing with setbacks, or bringing your neighbours on side, this seminar is for you.

DONATIONS

Your donations support our volunteer work in the community. E-transfers gratefully received at: haltonmastergardeners@gmail.com

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