Get ready for spring in Milton with series of gardening seminars

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Published February 26, 2024 at 10:40 am

With spring around the corner in Milton, there couldn’t be a better time for a week full of gardening workshops, presentations and events.

Halton Garden Week 2024 kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 28, and is promoting sustainable gardening with topics including food growing, composting, seed saving, native plants, supporting pollinators, and sharing the harvest.

The series is presented by Halton Food, a project of Halton Environmental Network and runs both in-person and virtually from Feb. 28 to Mar. 2

Here are the available seminars:

  • Appetite for Gardening: Incorporating Edible Plants into a Traditional Landscape: Webinar, Feb. 28, 6 – 7 p.m.
  • All About Seeds and How to Save Them: Webinar, Feb. 28, 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.
  • Soil Health for Plant Lovers: Webinar, Feb. 29, 6 – 7 p.m.
  • Magnificent Monarchs: Webinar, Feb. 29, 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.

The week will conclude with an in-person Seedy Saturday event on March 2nd from 10 – 3 p.m. at the Milton Sports Centre, 605 Santa Maria Blvd.

The in-person event will include presentations, workshops, seed vendors, local environmental and garden organizations, hands-on activities for kids and a seed exchange table.

For more information about the seminars, or to register, visit the Halton Food website.

Halton Food educates residents of Milton, Oakville, Burlington and Halton Hills about sustainable food production and promotes access to local, healthy culturally-relevant food through sustainable community gardening, urban farming and school gardens.

It supports a range of food gardens at places like Halton Community Housing sites, partner community organizations, and gardens in public spaces. Produce grown at these sites is harvested and shared by the community, and donated to community food security organizations.

Halton Food also delivers presentations in partnership with other community organizations about food garden topics, such as container gardening, seed saving, and composting.

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