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Spring and Summer Workshops

The Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage is excited to announce a series of spring and summer workshops led by our Director John Stoll.

John is a skilled landscape and garden expert as well as a creative woodworker and designer. Sharing his knowledge and stories is his passion. Read more about John and his team 


Cost per session: $40/pp
Hours: Each session runs from 9:00 am – noon. Attendees will have classroom time and hands-on work in the workshop or outdoors.
Please note: Be prepared for walking, and light labour, and dress for the weather. Registrants are asked to bring their own bag lunch.

Register for one or more of the workshops below:

Sunday, May 15: Spring Gardening

Learn the basics of mulching, composting and getting your beds ready for the gardening season.

Sunday, May 22: Decks

The ins and outs of deck building, with hands-on learning.

Sunday, May 29: Arboriculture

Pruning, tree identification and more are covered in this hands-on workshop

Sunday, June 5: Wind and Windbreak

Learn how to asses the need for wind breaks and how to create a simple screen

Sunday, June 12: Summer gardening

The ins and outs of watering, deadheading and lawn maintenance

Sunday, June 26: Install Paving stones on Driveway

Landscape paving design tips and hands-on practice installing pavers.

Sunday, July 3: Tree ID

Tree Taxonomy and Anatomy.

Sunday, July 10: Shrubs ID

Sustainable gardening and shrub anatomy

Sunday, August 7: Perennials ID

Landscape ecology and perennial anatomy

Sunday, August 14: Annuals ID

Biology and anatomy of Annuals

Sunday, August 28: Native Grasses ID

Physiology and anatomy of native grasses

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