Learn How to Garden for Free in Mississauga

Get eco-friendly by embracing gardening season in Mississauga and Brampton — Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is inviting homeowners to its gardening workshops in May as part of the Your Green Yard program.

"The gardening workshops are a great way for homeowners to learn about ecological landscaping," said CVC deputy CAO and director of watershed transformation Mike Puddister.

"We provide the information they need to create beautiful and sustainable landscapes."

The workshops are free. Attendees can learn how to add colour, beauty and diversity to yards with locally native plants and other techniques, and explore how to attract birds and butterflies, find the perfect shade tree, and increase curb appeal.

Three free workshops are taking place in Mississauga, with one event in Brampton.


Naturescaping

Learn how to garden with locally native trees, wildflowers and flowering shrubs that are right for your yard. Guests can sign up to receive a free tree or shrub.

Date: Wednesday, May 3
Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Lorne Park Hall, 1288 Lorne Park Rd., Mississauga

Date: Tuesday, May 9
Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Chappell House, Riverwood Conservancy, 4300 Riverwood Park Ln., Mississauga

Date: Wednesday, May 17
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: South Fletchers Community Centre, 500 Ray Lawson Blvd., Brampton


Caring for Your Green Yard

Help your plants thrive with proper care. Learn about environmentally-friendly planting, mulching, pruning and more in this hands-on workshop.

Date: Saturday, May 13
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: MacEwan Field Station, Riverwood Conservancy, 4300 Riverwood Park Ln., Mississauga


Workshops are led by CVC's ecological landscaping specialists.

Register here or call 905-670-1615 ext. 221.

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