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CVC Hosts Gardening Workshops

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 by Credit Valley Conservation

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Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites landowners to its upcoming Your Green Yard gardening workshops. Learn how to add colour, beauty and diversity to your yard with locally native plants, rainscaping and other techniques. Discover what’s right for your yard. Explore how to attract birds or butterflies, find the perfect shade tree or soak up rainwater. Pre-registration is required.

Naturescaping

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

  • Tuesday May 31
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Meadowvale Village Hall, 6970 2nd Line W, Mississauga
  • Tuesday June 7
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Carmen Corbasson (Cawthra) Community Centre, 1399 Cawthra Road, Mississauga

Rainscaping

Add beauty and interest to your yard while directing and soaking up rainwater with rain gardens, soakaways, rain barrels and more. Participants can win a rainbarrel.

  • Saturday June 4
  • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Chappell House, The Riverwood Conservancy, 4300 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga

“The workshops are a great way for homeowners to learn about ecological landscaping,” said Mike Puddister, Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation at CVC. “We provide homeowners with the information they need to create beautiful and sustainable landscapes.”

The workshops are presented by CVC’s ecological landscaping specialists and are free thanks to funding from CVC’s regional and municipal partners.

Register at www.creditvalleyca.ca/events. For more information call 905-670-1615 ext. 221.

CVC helps homeowners learn to landscape their yards using ecological landscaping practices like gardening with native plants, environmentally-friendly yard maintenance, green infrastructure and water conservation. Residents can take simple steps such as planting native trees, shrubs and wildflowers, or using a rain barrel. Learn more at www.creditvalleyca.ca. 

Conservation authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. For 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation has worked with its partners to support a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. Credit Valley Conservation gratefully acknowledges financial support from our member municipalities for facilities, programs and services: the Regions of Peel and Halton; the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton; the Towns of Caledon, Erin, Halton Hills, Mono, Oakville and Orangeville; and the Townships of Amaranth and East Garafraxa. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

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Baljit Seran
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 224
bseran@creditvalleyca.ca

 

 

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