Grow your garden: a vegetable gardening education series

Explore gardening through all stages of the growing season and maximize your garden’s growing potential.

image of gardening gloves, plants and tools on top of dirt.

For the novice to intermediate gardener, these workshops focus on raised-bed or small plot gardens. 

Learn month-by-month techniques and approaches that will:

  • Improve the productivity of your garden
  • Extend the life of your garden
  • Increase connections with your food, your gardening community and your environment

Cost: These workshops are free. Please register so we can track attendance and get in touch with you ahead of time in case the event location changes. 

Inclement weather: There will be back up locations available indoors for workshops held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Saturday workshops will be canceled.


June: Preparing your garden

Essential tips for late spring. Topics include:

  • Plant needs – nutrients, pH, soil texture, moisture, sun and spacing
  • Soil needs – ecology, building and amendments
  • Companion planting – for shelter, structure, soil improvement and insect and wildlife management

Please register for one of the dates below:


July: Nurturing your garden

Garden maintenance tips for mid-summer. Topics include:

  • Mid-season seeding – continual production and plant succession
  • Continual harvest plants – cut and come again and pick at me plants
  • Garden maintenance – moisture retention, thinning, pruning, stacking and supports
  • Problem identification and solution – inclement weather, infestation, diseases and nutrient deficiency

Please register for one of the dates below:


August: Getting ready for harvest

Late summer and early harvest tips. Topics include:

  • Mid-to-late season maintenance – nutrients, thinning, pruning, staking, support adjustments and problem solving
  • Harvesting – what to harvest and what to fill
  • Extending your garden – insulation and protection techniques for raised-bed gardens

Please register for one of the dates below:


Workshop facilitator

Dora Berry, B.Sc. ENCS, LAT
Nature's Elements - Sustainable Landscape Design

Headshot of speaker Dora Berry standing in front of a garden

Sherwood Park resident Dora Berry creates and educates on sustainable design for landscapes, gardens, habitats and indoor spaces. Her background includes academia, field research, environmental planning and landscape architectural design prior to establishing her own company, Nature’s Elements. She is committed to bringing nature back to urban and rural landscapes and empowering others to better understand and nurture the earth.

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Last updated: Friday, May 31, 2019
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