Experts teach everything you need to know for a healthy and beautiful landscape to feed your
family, pollinators and all the good bugs too.
There will be three talks will be based on the following:
The Importance of Layering Diversity in Plantings (and how to achieve it!) with Amy Needham
In this talk, we will be going over how to create an ecosystem out of your landscape that is vibrantly healthy, beautiful and low maintenance. By melding all the components of a landscape – groundcovers, perennials, low shrubs, large shrubs and trees – in mulched beds. We will also go over how to design them properly so they’re successful, how to maintain them to keep both the plants and insects healthy and how to design them to achieve what they want in their yard (whether it be food, flowers, wildlife, visual barriers, you name it).
Edible Landscapes with Caleb Benson
Everything from variety/crop selection to proper care. Most people have no idea all the amazing food trees and shrubs we can grow here in Grande Prairie, and we want to tell them what’s growing here successfully, what we’ve tried that failed, and all the different options available.
Creating Proper Pollinator Gardens with Amy Needham
In this talk, we will cover how to create proper pollinator gardens for beneficial insects from bees, lacewings and ladybugs to ground beetles and parasitoidal wasps. We will go over everything you need or want to know about shrubs and perennials, including what’s tried and true right here in Grande Prairie. I design my beds to feed and shelter all beneficial insects using plants that are hardy, drought tolerant, low maintenance and bloom from spring until frost.
10:00 am to 11:30 am - The Importance of Layering Diversity in Plantings (and how to achieve it!) with Amy Needham
11:30 am to 12:00 pm - Break
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Edible Landscapes with Caleb Benson
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Creating Proper Pollinator Gardens with Amy Needham
All day pass is $40.00 per person. Must pre-register, please note admission is non-refundable.
You can register online or call our office at 780-832-4012.