Grow Your Garden: a vegetable gardening education series
Jun
13
to Aug 13

Grow Your Garden: a vegetable gardening education series

Explore gardening through all stages of the growing season and maximize your garden’s growing potential. For the novice to intermediate gardener, these workshops focus on raised-bed or small plot gardens. 

Learn month-by-month techniques and approaches that will:

  • Improve the productivity of your garden

  • Extend the life of your garden

  • Increase connections with your food, your gardening community and your environment

Cost: These workshops are free. Please register so we can track attendance and get in touch with you ahead of time in case the event location changes.

June: Preparing your garden
July: Nurturing your garden
August: Getting ready for harvest

Learn more and register HERE

Presented by Strathcona County! Featuring workshop facilitator, Dora Berry. Landscape designer, gardener, biologist, and educator. Learn more about Dora at www.natureselements.ca

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How-to Talks with Dora Berry: Soil Amendments
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

How-to Talks with Dora Berry: Soil Amendments

The success of your garden depends on the health of your soil’s ecosystem. Acidity, lack of nutrients, and poor structure can all affect how your plants perform throughout the season. In this workshop, we’ll cover the role of soil amendments in gardening, and how to diagnose issues in your soil that amendments can help with. Find out the warning signs for soil-related issues, how to know if you’re low on certain minerals, how to fix common problems, and some natural solutions you can try at home. Join us and get the “dirt” on dirt!

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Hosted by Salisbury Greenhouse! Featuring guest speaker, Dora Berry. Landscape designer, gardener, biologist, and educator. Learn more about Dora at www.natureselements.ca

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How-to Talks with Dora Berry: Composting 101
Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

How-to Talks with Dora Berry: Composting 101

Composting is one of the easiest, most beneficial things we can do for the planet—and our gardens! Learn how to create homemade soil amendments and reduce food waste with this in-depth composting tutorial. Find out the different kinds of composters, which one is right for you, and learn best practises for composter placement and maintenance. We’ll also cover how composting works, how to get it started, and then how to use it in your garden. This workshop will ‘decompose’ all the myths you’ve heard about composting!

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Hosted by Salisbury Greenhouse! Featuring guest speaker, Dora Berry. Landscape designer, gardener, biologist, and educator. Learn more about Dora at www.natureselements.ca

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How-to Talks with Dora Berry: Wellness & Gardening
Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

How-to Talks with Dora Berry: Wellness & Gardening

Gardening has an incredible impact on your overall well-being. In this workshop, we’ll talk about creating garden spaces as a wellness resource, and how to create a therapeutic space for yourself. We'll discuss the holistic values of connecting to the outdoors through gardening, and how you can nurture your physical, mental, emotional, as well as spiritual well-being. Join us and discover the power of garden therapy!

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Hosted by Salisbury Greenhouse! Featuring guest speaker, Dora Berry. Landscape designer, gardener, biologist, and educator. Learn more about Dora at www.natureselements.ca

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How-to Talks with Dora Berry: Companion Planting 101
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

How-to Talks with Dora Berry: Companion Planting 101

Some plants really are better together! This workshop will introduce you to the “BFFs” of the gardening world, and how to play matchmaker with your plants. You’ll learn which make perfect pairs (and which don’t get along!), and the different benefits of companion planting. We’ll cover the 5 main categories of companion plants: structurer, attractors, decoys, nutrients, and wildlife. Sign up for this workshop for great tips to help you get healthier plants, deal with fewer pests, and even grow an amazing butterfly garden!

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Hosted by Salisbury Greenhouse! Featuring guest speaker, Dora Berry. Landscape designer, gardener, biologist, and educator. Learn more about Dora at www.natureselements.ca

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"Landscaping Basics" - part of Dig 'n Dirt Day!
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

"Landscaping Basics" - part of Dig 'n Dirt Day!

Dig ‘n Dirt Day at Thiel’s Greenhouses! All day event from 10am - 4pm!
No registration required.

From 11am - 12:30pm Dora Berry will be speaking on the standards and basics to landscape installations for new planting areas! Learn about soil preparations, wood and rock mulches, landscape fabric or not, and planting of those trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals!

“Do you have a passion for planting, giving back to the community, or both? Come have fun for a good cause! Thiel's will be donating planters, plants, and soil to create pallet gardens for Bruderheim. Once planted, the pallets will be moved to the Walker School Historical Building, where they'll be looked after and harvested by senior volunteers in the community. All of the food grown from the pallet gardens will be donated to the Food Bank. There will be lots of fun and activities. So come out, have fun, and take part in a wonderful project that benefits the whole community.

Schedule includes Butterfly, Wings 'n Wishes who will be on site from 10:30-12:30 and Dora Berry, from Nature's Elements - Sustainable Landscape Design, will talk about standards for landscape installations for building planting beds from 11:00 am-12:30. Dig 'n Dirt planting will begin at 9:30 am and be available throughout the day. "Surprize" draws for kids, too! The "Alberta Food Truck" will be on site.
This event is sponsored by CENOVUS, THIEL'S GREENHOUSES, Bruderheim Ag Society, Town of Bruderheim, and Communities in Bloom.”
Source:: https://www.thielsgreenhouse.ca/events

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Plant Design that Beautifully Thrives - Salisbury Greenhouse Guest Series
May
5
12:00 PM12:00

Plant Design that Beautifully Thrives - Salisbury Greenhouse Guest Series

Join Dora as she unearths the secrets of what makes a garden both beautiful and successful at the same time.  Learn techniques for a gorgeous design and learn what plants thrive in the microclimates of your yard.

This Salisbury Greenhouse event features guest speaker, Dora Berry. Landscape designer, gardener, biologist, and educator.

Purchase your tickets HERE

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