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Growing Native Plants from Seed – Cancelled

Growing Native Plants from Seed – Cancelled

When: September 28, 2019 1 pm to 4 pm (CANCELLED)
Where: Hidden Habitat 2017 Southwood Road, Kilworthy P0E 1G0
$45 per participant

Learn the basics of how to grow your own native plants from seed, as well as some tips and tricks that will bring better results. The workshop will cover how to responsibly collect seeds, how to store them and how to germinate them indoors and outdoors.

The workshop will begin with a basic introduction into native plant gardening and plant selection and a tour of the Hidden Habitat gardens in the making.

In the workshop participants will:

  • learn which plants are ideal to grow from seed
  • learn how to grow a variety of Ontario native grasses and wildflower seeds, including site preparation
  • learn how to collect seeds while following the North American Native Plant Societies suggested collection methods.
  • learn the benefits and drawbacks to direct seeding outdoors vs. germinating indoors
  • learn methods of seed preparation such as cold moist stratification and seed scarification.
  • leave with personalized seed mixes* ready to be sown in your garden.
  • leave excited about the possibilities in your own garden

*A selection of Hidden Habitat native seeds will be available for participants to choose from.

Additional seeds and plants will be available for purchase.

Workshop will be held outdoors and hands on so please dress for the weather and for walking in long grass.

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Establishing a Meadow

Establishing a Meadow

When: September 13, 2018 6:30pm to 8 pm
Where: Hidden Habitat  2017 Southwood Road, Kilworthy, ON P0E 1G0
$35 per participant*

Whether you want to turn a small piece of your lawn into a haven for birds and butterflies, or have a field you want to return to a productive landscape for wildlife, this workshop will help you create your very own meadow environment.

The workshop will begin with a basic introduction into native plants and a tour of the Hidden Habitat gardens and meadows in the making.

In the workshop participants will:

  • learn about different meadow ecosystems in Ontario
  • learn which plants are ideal to grow in your meadow
  • learn how and when to seed a meadow
  • learn how to prepare and maintain your meadow
  • learn how to transform lawn into meadow
  • enjoy warming beverages and light refreshments around an open fire
  • leave excited about starting your own meadow

*Fee does not include seeds.  Native grass and flower seeds will be available for purchase after the workshop.

Workshop will be held partially outdoors and hands on so please dress for the weather and for the garden. A handout will be provided but note taking and photos are welcome throughout the workshop.

Registration opening soon.

Gardening for Wildlife

Gardening for Wildlife

When:
Thursday August 9, 2018 6:30 pm to 8 pm (registration closed)
Saturday August 18, 2018, 10 am to 11:30 am

Where: Hidden Habitat
2017 Southwood Road, Kilworthy, ON P0E 1G0

Cost: $25 + hst per participant

Grow wild and think beyond a pollinator patch or songbird garden. This workshop will take an ecosystem approach to gardening with a focus on plant selection, design techniques and maintenance must do’s (and don’ts).

The workshop will begin with a basic introduction into native plants and a tour of the Hidden Habitat gardens and meadows in the making.

In the workshop participants will:

  • learn about the basic necessities of wildlife, focusing on songbirds and pollinators
  • learn which plants are the most productive and create the most wildlife interactions
  • learn the do’s and don’t of how to maintain a wildlife garden
  • learn simple garden design principles that will ensure your garden is eye-catching all year long
  • leave excited about starting your own wildlife garden
  • shop for Muskoka grown Ontario native plants

Workshop will be held partially outdoors and hands on so please dress for the weather and for the garden. A handout will be provided but note taking and photos are welcome throughout the workshop.

Space is limited, so please purchase your ticket ahead to avoid disappointment.

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