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Markham Homegrown Workshops

Are you planning on growing your own food this spring? The City of Markham has created a program just for you - Markham Homegrown Workshops. This new program is supported by the Greenprint, Markham’s Community Sustainability Plan and Markham’s Food Charter (PDF), which identify food security – safe, accessible, healthy food for all – as one of our priorities.

The workshop schedule will be listed in the City's quarterly Recreation Guide, Markham Life.

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Workshops

Interested participants can now sign up via EZ Reg or call the Contact Centre at 905-477-5530; you will need the barcode provided in the chart below.

The 2016 Workshop Schedule can also be found in the Markham Life magazine.

Workshop Date Time Location Cost Course Code

Bugs, Slugs, and Other Garden Thugs: Organic Pest Management

Learn how to manage your garden pests naturally. You will find out how to maintain a healthy garden, starting with learning about your soil, compost, mulch and much more. If you’re looking to grow your garden without the use of chemicals, this workshop is for you! This workshop is a Greenprint initiative, brought to you by Markham's Sustainability Office.

Mon, June 27, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Cornell Library – Learning Place A/B $5

285558

Attract Pollinators to Your Garden

Pollinators are important for the health of your garden, and the health of our environment! Learn how you can attract more pollinators, including native bees so you may increase your garden yields.This workshop is a Greenprint initiative, brought to you by Markham's Sustainability Office.

Wed, July 13, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Angus Glen Library - Meeting Room $5

285559

Worm Bin Composting

Did you know that worms can be an incredible addition to your kitchen and your garden? And certain worms can munch up your food scraps to provide worm castings that are highly nutritious for your garden. A great activity to involve children – it’s easy, clean, and we promise the worms won’t crawl out of your bin! This workshop is a Greenprint initiative, brought to you by Markham's Sustainability Office.

Wed, Aug 10, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Thornhill CC – Fireside Lounge $5

285563

Seed Saving 101

Learn how to save seeds - save from your harvest this year and grow for next year! We'll be discussing basic seed saving techniques and walk you through the seed saving process. If you borrowed seeds from the Markham Homegrown Seed Library, this workshop will equip you with the knowledge and skills to return your seeds to the Library. This workshop is a Greenprint initiative, brought to you by Markham's Sustainability Office.

Tues, Sept 13, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Thornhill CC – Fireside Lounge $5

291106

Seed Saving 101

Learn how to save seeds - save from your harvest this year and grow for next year! We'll be discussing basic seed saving techniques and walk you through the seed saving process. If you borrowed seeds from the Markham Homegrown Seed Library, this workshop will equip you with the knowledge and skills to return your seeds to the Library. This workshop is a Greenprint initiative, brought to you by Markham's Sustainability Office.

Wed, Sept 28, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Cornell Library – Learning Place A/B $5

291107

Putting Your Vegetable Garden to Bed

As the growing season comes to a close, learn how to prepare your garden for the winter and for the growing season in 2017. We’ll be discussing various methods to “winterize” your beds, soil amendment, and general preparation to make start up in the spring easier! This workshop is a Greenprint initiative, brought to you by Markham's Sustainability Office.

Thurs, Oct 13, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Angus Glen CC, Room 2/3 $5

290978

 

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