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GROWING FROM SEED: 11am-12pm
Learn about the basics of seeds, how people grow from seeds, and how to transplant seedlings into a bountiful food garden. Get the tricks of the trade on how to best care for them and what to do when youíre ready to move them outdoors.
MAXIMIZE YOUR CONTAINER GARDEN: 12pm-1pm
Whether youíre new to gardening or an experienced green thumb, find out how to maximize production with sub-irrigation container gardening that is easy, saves water and workload, and produces a greater yield.
HEIRLOOM SEEDS & SEED SAVING: 1pm-2pm
Why are heirloom seeds important? Learn about these special varieties of vegetables, and the techniques that gardeners and farmers everywhere have employed to save seeds to grow the same heirloom variety again from year to year. Interact with some Ontario seeds and learn what to do to save seeds to grow in your own yardto
COLDFRAMING : OUTDOOR GROWING IN THE COLD MONTHS: 2pm-3pm
Learn how to apply Season Extension Techniques to get as much as a two-month head-start on growing foods outdoors this spring; and learn how to design and build Cold Frames and Raised Beds, for your own garden. Get inspired to keep foods growing far longer into this fall, and right through the winter, to achieve the earliest possible harvests next spring.
GARDENING WITH KIDS: 2pm-3pm
Get your kids stoked about gardening, because it really can be fun for them. At this drop-in event your kids will enjoy guessing the cool plants and critters on the screen; will learn how easy it is to make a flower pot from recycled newspaper; and can take home seeds for a kid-scale veggie they can grow at home.
Learn all about composting .