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Monday, March 7, 2011

Local Garden Workshops!!


I dropped into Halifax Seed last Friday to stock up on cell packs and trays for seeding (mine were so old they disintegrated in my hands!) and noticed that they are offering a huge variety of workshops over the next few months. Just in case anyone is interested, here they are! I'm not involved in any of them, but their staff is very knowledgeable and always friendly. (The photo has nothing to do with the seminars, but I love poppies and I don't think I've ever posted this photo!)

Halifax Seed Workshops:


March

Clip it in the Bud: Basic pruning
Wed, March 9
6:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: $10.00 / person
Just in time for pruning season. Learn how to properly trim back the trees and shrubs in your garden. This is the perfect time of year to get out in the garden with the pruners.

Alternative Lawn Care: exploring today's
options for a healthy, beautiful lawn
Wed, March 16
6:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: $10.00/person
With the impending pesticide ban, Halifax Seed is offering a course about new approaches to lawn care.  Learn about the products available on the market as well as techniques to maintain a healthy, vigorous lawn.  Seeding, fertilizer selection and cutting techniques will also be discussed

Seed Starting 101
Wed, March 23
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost: $10.00 / person
Starting seeds indoors can be tricky. Learn all of our favourite supplies and
techniques with hands on demonstrations. Planning, soil mixtures, preparing seed will all be discussed.

April

Fruit Production
Wed, April 6
6:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: $10.00 / person
Learn the basic production practices for growing delicious berries and tree fruit in your own backyard.  Topics will include site selection, planting, fertility, pruning and harvesting.

Vegetable Production
Wed, April 20
6:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: 10.00 / person

Learn the basic production practices for growing several types of vegetables in your yard.  Topics will include site selection, planting, fertility, and harvesting.

May

Urban Gardening
Wed, May 4
6:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: $10.00/ person
Small space gardening and urban gardening are all the rage in 2011.  We will show you some of the techniques for growing your own fresh, wholesome food in your own backyard.

Container Gardening
Wed, May 18th
6:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: $10.00 / person plus the cost of plant material of your choosing
Follow all the latest trends for 2011 by making big, beautiful and attractive container
gardens. Our expert gardeners will show the best plant pairings, containers and
techniques on getting the best impact out of your containers.  Bring your own container or buy one here.

June

Composting 101
Wed, June 1
6:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: $10.00 / person
We will teach you the basic components of starting a successful composting routine.

August

Planning your Fall Vegetable garden
Wed, August 31
6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $10.00 / person
Learn about the best cold season crops that can be planted to give you fresh vegetables well into the fall and early winter.

September

Planting & forcing fall bulbs
Wed, September 14
6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $10.00 / person
Learn the best planting methods and plant pairings for your fall garden design.  Techniques for forcing bulbs indoors will also be discussed.

Alternative Fall Lawn Care
Wed, Sept 28
6:30 pm - 8:30pm
Cost: $10.00 / person
Learn about the products available on the market as well as techniques to maintain a healthy, vigorous lawn.  Seeding, fertilizer selection and cutting techniques will also be discussed

November

Holiday Outdoor Planters
Wed, November 23
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost: $10.00 Plus the cost of supplies
Learn how to create a festive holiday outdoor planter.  Bring your own container or purchase one here.

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