Gardening Help—Winter Workshop Series

Written by Denise Deby.

Brewer Garden Community Garden plots - D. Deby photo

More inspiration for sustainable gardening: the Community Gardening Network of Ottawa is holding a Winter Workshop Series.

The sessions, which look to be of interest to new and experienced gardeners alike, are:

What is Permaculture? Ecological Design for Gardens and More – January 15, 2015, facilitated by Bonita Ford, Permaculture Institute of Eastern Ontario

Seed Saving – January 20, 2015, facilitated by Greta Kryger, Greta’s Organic Garden

Square Foot Gardening – January 24, 2015, facilitated by Carolyn Klickermann, Certified SFG Instructor

Herbal Tricks & Tips: Simple Ways to Incorporate Healing Plants into Everyday Life – February 10, 2015, facilitated by Amber Westfall, The Wild Garden

You need to register for the workshops, which take place at various community centres around town; contact or phone (613) 699-6850 x12. The first three workshops are $10 each (or pay-what-you-can); the fourth, Herbal Tips & Tricks, is free.

The Community Gardening Network of Ottawa has also posted a handy Garden Guide at

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