2021 Healthy Landscapes live online gardening seminars

Attend a free, live online gardening seminar this spring! Register today to learn from gardening experts as they share tips and tricks to planting beautiful, low-maintenance gardens.

How to register

Registration is required to save your spot. Seminars are live and links will be provided by email before they start. Workshops will not be recorded.

Find dates and what topics the gardening seminars will cover and when below. You’ll need to register separately for each seminar.

March 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. and March 27 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Rain garden workshop with Reep Green Solutions

Learn how to plan and build your own rain garden and reep the many benefits! Join Reep Green Solutions for a rain garden workshop and learn how you can qualify for the City’s rain garden rebate program.

April 7 from 7-8:30 p.m.: Growing vegetables undercover with Niki Jabbour

Join award-winning author Niki Jabbour as she shares her secrets to growing more food, reducing pest problems and dealing with unpredictable weather in her vegetable garden. Put Niki’s techniques to work in your garden so you can enjoy a year-round harvest in any sized space.

April 14 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.: Plant shopping like a pro with Joseph Tychonievich

Get more bang for your buck! Join Joseph as he teaches you how to make the smartest choices when shopping for plants to make sure you get healthy, interesting plants that will thrive in your garden.

April 15 from 7-8 p.m.: Planting and caring for trees with Reep Green Solutions

Join Reep Green Solutions for tips on how to plant and help grow trees in your own yard and how you can participate in the City’s tree planting rebate pilot program.

April 22 from 7-8:30 p.m.: A garden is not just a collection of plants, unless it is mine with Allan Armitage

Join Dr. Allan Armitage as he talks about some of his favorite plants, new and old, that he recommends to gardeners.

April 29 from 7-8:30 p.m.: Ornamental grasses with Larry Hodgson

They are beautiful, easy to grow and yet not that well known. Ornamental grasses, the decorative big brothers of lawn grasses, exist in a wide range of shapes and colours and can add a touch of beauty to your property 12 months a year. Learn how to grow them and how to control them!

May 3, 10 and 17 from 7-9 p.m.: Garden design course with Robert Pavlis

This complete garden design course combines three weekly lectures with homework assignments. You will be asked to work through the design process using your own garden. At the end of the course you will have a complete, documented design plan that you can either implement yourself or have a landscape contractor do it for you. No previous design experience is required.

May 11 from 7-8:30 p.m.: A guide to restoring the little things that run the world with Doug Tallamy

Doug Tallamy will remind us of the many essential roles insects play and describe the simple changes we must make in our landscapes and our attitudes to keep insects on the ground, in the air, and yes, on our plants.

For more information

Karen McKeown
Outside Water Use Program Coordinator, Water Services
519-822-1260 extension 2109
[email protected]