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Learn how to Make Your Yard Beautiful at CVC’s Garden Tours

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by Credit Valley Conservation

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It’s gardening season and Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites homeowners to its garden tours to learn how to add colour, beauty and diversity to their yards.

“Garden tours are a great way for homeowners to learn about locally native flowers and grasses they can plant at home,” said Mike Puddister, Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation at CVC. “These plantings help contribute towards local biodiversity and habitat by providing resources such as nectar and pollen, shelter for pollinators and much more.”

The Prairie Wildflower Garden at Jack Darling Memorial Park was designed and planted by CVC, in partnership with the City of Mississauga. The David Suzuki Foundation contributed funding for some of the planting materials, and planting and maintenance assistance was provided by local volunteers.

The garden tours are free but registration is required.

Designing with Wildflowers Twilight Tour
Learn about locally native flowers and grasses and how to design with them for your yard. Colour, bloom times and top pollinator plants will be highlighted.

  • Tuesday, August 21
  • 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Jack Darling Memorial Park, Mississauga

Growing Wildflowers Twilight Tour
Learn about planting bed preparation and garden maintenance so you can grow your own locally native wildflowers and grasses at home. Preparing your garden, planting and caring for your plants will all be covered, including bird and pollinator-friendly practices.

  • Thursday, August 23
  • 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Jack Darling Memorial Park, Mississauga

Register at www.cvc.ca/events or 905-670-1615 ext. 221.

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

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River watershed. That watershed is the area of land where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drain into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

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Media Contact
Baljit Seran
Specialist, Marketing & Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 224
baljit.seran@cvc.ca