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Healthy Neighboursheds in Hamilton’s Ward One – Create a Healthy Yard This Spring!

Healthy Neighboursheds in Hamilton’s Ward One

Create a Healthy Yard This Spring!


Want to upgrade your yard, but don’t know where to start? Hamilton Conservation Authority and Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System, in partnership with Conservation Halton are hosting Homeowner Workshops in February and March. Our staff experts will lead you through all the steps of creating a gardening plan which is low cost, environmentally friendly and enhances the beauty of your garden and curb appeal.

Registration is now open. There is a small fee for the workshops to help cover the costs; the full series of three workshops is $20 (tax included), while each workshop separately is $8 (tax included):


Workshops will be held at Melrose United Church, located at 86 Homewood Avenue in Hamilton.

  • Wednesday, February 21 from 6:30 to 8 PM: Getting Started!
  • Wednesday, February 28 from 6:30 to 8 PM: Working with Nature: Selecting the “Right” Plants
  • Wednesday, March 7 from 6:30 to 8 PM - Rain Gardens & Low-Impact Landscaping

Workshop Topics and Descriptions:

Getting Started!
Find out how storm water is managed in your community and how it connects to you and your home at our introductory homeowner workshop. We will also discuss the newest trends in residential landscaping, and how you can use them to increase curb appeal, save money, and improve the health of our local watershed.

Working with Nature: Selecting the “Right” Plants
Want a diverse garden with more birds and wildlife but less upkeep, watering and mowing? Naturalizing your yard by using native species, organic fertilizers, or a backyard pond may be the perfect solution for you. You will leave this workshop with the inspiration and know-how to make your garden a low-maintenance oasis.

Rain Gardens & Low-Impact Landscaping
At this workshop you will discover how adding a rain barrel or garden to your home can be a simple, inexpensive way to direct rain water away from your home towards your plants, garden, or lawn. Manage storm water on your property using low-impact techniques that are sure to make your yard the envy of the neighbourhood.


For questions about these workshops, please call Erin Mallon, Stewardship Technician – Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System, 905-336-1158 ext. 2285 or email emallon@hrca.on.ca. To register, please visit: http://www.conservationhalton.ca/healthyneighboursheds.

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