MILLHURST COMMUNITY GARDEN WORKSHOPS

Nothing beats the taste and nutritional goodness of fruits and vegetables from your own home garden. These 9 workshops are an up-close-and-personal guide to raising and using produce that YOU grow. Designed to teach new gardeners the basics of getting started, as well as to give the more experienced gardeners some fresh ideas of how to pump-up garden production.

Imagine harvesting many of the vegetables your family eats this summer. Fresh garden salad every summer day, fresh herbs on your table all season long, ripe juicy tomatoes, delicious sweet corn, and of course, flowers - to gladden the heart. Its possible for any one with even a small spot, to grow a surprising amount of their own produce.

Classes will be held virtually at this time from 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Workshops are FREE but welcome donations to the Sakaw Gardens project.

COMPOST & GARDEN MULCHES

  • Benefits of using your own kitchen compost and yard material to produce deep, rich, nutritious garden soil.

  • What to expect out of your compost, how to start, where to locate your compost, and options for containing it.

  • What to compost and what not to compost. 

DATE

Tuesday April 27, 2021

TIME

7:00 - 8:30 pm

COST

Free

LOCATION

Virtual Meeting

INSTRUCTORS

Myrna Peters & Caley Campkin

COMPANION GARDENING

  • Attracting pollinators and making the most of space available.

DATE

Tuesday May 4, 2021

TIME

7:00 - 8:30 pm

COST

Free

LOCATION

Virtual Meeting

INSTRUCTOR

Cindy Suezle

GROWING HERBS in the KITCHEN GARDEN

  • Growing herbs is one of the most delightful things about summer, and is a perfect first experience with gardening. 

  • They are among the easiest plants to grow, usually very forgiving, pleasingly fragrant, lovely to use decoratively, and the majority can be used in the kitchen as well as around the home. 

DATE

Tuesday May 18, 2021

TIME

7:00 - 8:30 pm

COST

Free

LOCATION

To Be Determined

INSTRUCTOR

Cindy Suezle

COMMON WILDFLOWERS OF THE EDMONTON AREA SUITABLE FOR GARDENING.  

"Our local native plants are those which were growing here long before there was any European settlement. There are very few undisturbed native plant remnants left in the Edmonton area, and once these are disturbed by plowing and/or clearing, it then becomes possible for introduced species, and weeds, to move in and crowd out native species.  Gardeners have a unique opportunity to address the biodiversity crisis.  This presentation will feature some of the easier to grow native wildflowers that are easily incorporated into existing gardens.”

DATE

Tuesday May 25, 2021

TIME

7:00 - 8:30 pm

COST

Free

LOCATION

Virtual Meeting

INSTRUCTOR

Judith Golub

WEEDS HAVE FEELINGS TOO: USING COMMON GARDEN WEEDS FOR FOOD

Just because something is called a weed, doesn’t mean we should discount it. The word is only a term we use for a plant we haven’t yet found value in.  Most ‘weeds’ – meaning those plants that volunteer themselves in your garden without an official invitation, are most beneficial in the earlier part of the season before those that you plant deliberately are viable. Join us to learn about the nutritious and delicious mixed greens found in Edmonton

DATE

Tuesday June 1, 2021

TIME

7:00 - 8:30 pm

COST

Free

LOCATION

Virtual Meeting

INSTRUCTOR

Cindy Suezle

USING YOUR GARDEN ALL YEAR LONG

As our garden grows and develops. we should be eating garden spinach, radish greens and roots, lettuce, chard and carrot tops daily, adding more and more to our salad as the days go by.    Soon enough kale is ready, cherry tomatoes, nasturtiums, honey berries, strawberries, raspberries, peas, beans assorted greens, and lots of different herbs are ready.  We don't have to wait until season's end before we're benefitting from our garden's harvest. 

DATE

Tuesday July 6, 2021

TIME

7:00 - 8:30 pm

COST

Free

LOCATION

Sakaw Gardens Site

INSTRUCTOR

Cindy Suezle

PUTTING UP the HARVEST

What do you do with zucchini, carrots, beets, squash, potatoes, apples, horseradish and the many other end of season vegetables? 

DATE

Tuesday Aug. 17 , 2021

TIME

7:00 - 8:30 pm

COST

Free

LOCATION

Sakaw Gardens Site

INSTRUCTOR

Cindy Suezle

GETTING A HEAD START

  • Let's talk about seedlings and how they give your season a boost.

  • Figure out how to make the most of your time and space.

  • Will you buy seedlings or plant indoors?

DATE

Class Completed

TIME

7:00 - 8:30 pm

COST

Free

LOCATION

Virtual Meeting

INSTRUCTOR

Andrea Barnes

GARDENING 101 - HOW TO BEGIN

  • Where , when and what to plant with the top 20 suggestions for our area.

  • Soil preparation and why taking a short cut here will yield years of regret.

  • Organic ways to continually amend your soil, keeping it at its healthiest.

  • Best watering practises (how and how often).

DATE

Tuesday April 20, 2021

TIME

7:00 - 8:30 pm

COST

Free

LOCATION

Virtual Meeting

INSTRUCTORS

Scott & Alana Campbell

Alberta Health guidance found at: https://www.alberta.ca/biz-connect.aspx

Under current Chief Medical Officer of Health Orders, Millhurst will;

  • implement practices to minimize the risk of transmission of infection among attendees

  • provide procedures for rapid response if an attendee develops symptoms of illness

  • ensure that attendees maintain high levels of sanitation and personal hygiene 

  • comply, to the extent possible, with the COVID-19 General Relaunch Guidance

  • have limited registrations according to allowable space to maintain 6 feet distance 

  • not permit drop ins at this time.  Pre registration and payment is required.

  • follow the mask policy for City of Edmonton.

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