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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