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Garden Culture Days

Stratford loves its horti-culture! Stratford Public Library is pleased to present another suite of programs dedicated to sustainable gardening practices this Sept 23 and 24th.

Learn from local experts such as Garden Stratford, Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, and Stratford and Area Master Gardeners. From walks to worm composting, from stories to rain gardens, we’ll turn your thumbs green in no time!

Rain Gardens

September 23, 10:15 – 11:15 | Adults 20+
In Person – Library Auditorium (3rd floor)

Icky stormwater runoff? Put it to good use with a rain garden! Join Vanni Azzano from the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority to find out how to direct the run-off from your roof, gutters to beautify your property, grow native Ontario plants to attract bees and butterflies, help prevent neighbourhood flooding and restore and recharge our groundwater system.

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The Ground Gets Lower Every Year: Tips and Tools for the Ageing Gardener

September 23, 2 – 3 | Ages 50+
In-Person & On Zoom – Library Auditorium (3rd floor)

It has been said, “old gardeners never die; they just spade away and then throw in the trowel.” If you are a gardener of a certain age but not quite ready to ‘throw in the trowel’ join us during Garden Culture Days for a presentation from long-time gardener and garden show judge Cat McGill on how to keep gardening throughout the golden years!

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The Magic of Vermicomposting

September 24, 11 – 12 | All Ages
In-Person & On Zoom – Library Auditorium (3rd floor)

Vermicomposting, or worm composting, is an excellent way to convert household waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer, reduce the amount of garbage in our landfills and even reduce greenhouse gasses. Join presenter Cathy Nesbitt for a ‘get-your-hands-dirty’ workshop on creating and using the ultimate recycling power – worms!

Register for The Magic of Vermicomposting

Gardening is for the Birds! Attracting Feathered Friends to Your Garden

September 24, 1 – 2 | All Ages
In-Person – Library Auditorium (3rd floor)

Our feathered friends provide excellent pest and weed control, and can reduce stress when we watch and interact with them. Learn how to create and support their habitats in your own garden year-round with this workshop from Master Gardener Don Farwell, also a member of the Stratford Field Naturalists.

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Sep 23 2022


All Day


Stratford Public Library
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