Learn tips to protect, maintain and plant trees in your yard. Our city trees provide a wide variety of benefits to us from cleaning our air and water to improving our overall health. Trees and shrubs are also beneficial to pollinators and wildlife.

City trees face a variety of threats from Emerald Ash Borer to climate change. Presented by Patrick Gilbride from Reep Green Solutions. Hosted by Preston Idea Exchange.

Date: Saturday, April 6

Time: 2:30 – 3:15pm

Cost: Free!

Registration:

Online: Please note an email address is required for online registration.

By phone: 519.653.3632

In person: Visit any Idea Exchange location to register.

EVENT DETAILS

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Master Gardeners wants to share their expertise in pruning not by showing but doing! Join us as Master Gardeners help prune the landscape at the KidsAbility Centre in Waterloo.

No experience required, dress appropriately, and bring your gloves and pruners (optional).

For more gardening tips attend our Rockway Gardens Pruning Demo and Tour on October 13th. 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Rockway Centre. More information here or register below.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: KidsAbility Centre (500 Hallmark Dr. Waterloo, ON N2K 3P5)
Registration: $5-10

Agenda

Presentation: 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Workshop: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Master Gardeners in the Province of Ontario are experienced gardeners who have studied horticulture extensively and continue to upgrade their skills through technical training. With this training and continuing education, Master Gardeners provide expert horticultural advice to the general public.

WORKSHOP PARTNERS

Reep Green Solutions, Master Gardeners and KidsAbility Logos

 

 

 

 

 

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EVENT DETAILS

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Master Gardeners are here to teach budding and experienced gardeners alike how to properly care for trees and shrubs. Learn first-hand how to ensure the health and longevity of your garden through basic pruning techniques.

Master Gardeners will provide a short presentation followed by a tour of the Rockway Gardens to see how different species are pruned during this pruning workshop. A few live demonstrations with branches or potted shrubs will be included.

 

For more gardening tips attend our Waterloo Hands-On Pruning Workshop on October 20th. 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at KidsAbility. More information here or register below.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 13th, 2018,  10:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Rockway Centre (1405 King St E, Kitchener, ON N2G 2N9)
Registration: $5-10

Agenda

Presentation: 10:00 a.m.
Tour: 11:00 a.m.

Master Gardeners in the Province of Ontario are experienced gardeners who have studied horticulture extensively and continue to upgrade their skills through technical training. With this training and continuing education, Master Gardeners provide expert horticultural advice to the general public.

WORKSHOP PARTNERS

Reep Green Solutions Logo, Master Gardeners Logo and City of Kitchener Logo

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION

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EVENT DETAILS

Meet at Idea Exchange, Preston and enjoy a guided walk through historic Riverside Park. Throughout its history, the park has been a gathering spot for people in the community. Learn more about the trees that live and grow in the park and share our urban environment. This workshop will be led by Kristen Grittani, an ISA Certified Arborist, and Patrick Gilbride, from Reep Green Solutions. Visit Idea Exchange for more information.

REGISTRATION

Online – Please note an email address is required for online registration.

By phone – 519-653-3632

In Person – Visit any Idea Exchange location to register


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