Hey everyone! I decided that now is the time for us to get together and do a fall-oriented gardening session to prepare the garden for next year, and plant native species!

Six weeks before the frost sets in (traditionally, people consider Canadian Thanksgiving the first-frost date, but it comes later), gardeners can get an early start on the next year’s garden and crops. This time of year is perfect for doing transplants, as roots are not as subject to water and heat stress, and have a chance to establish themselves before the coming winter .

We will start by removing unwanted plants — available for anyone to take home and replant! — and plant whatever is available from native nurseries, garden centres, and other people’s gardens.   We will spread a generous layer of compost mulch over the new garden, and participants can take some home. So bring a bucket!

This hands-on event is a collaborative learning opportunity.  We will share knowledge on gardening and native species, while creating shade and sun gardens for next year. This event is for the avid or casual gardener, or anyone who wants to get their hands dirty while learning about native and cultivated plants for biodiverse wildlife gardens. You are welcome to bring plants from your garden for swapping with other gardeners.

After the gardening session, we will have a garden party – drinks and a vegetarian barbecue provided. There is space for 8 to actively participate, and room for another 8 (children and partners welcome) to join in and partake in research (collaborative learning!) and refreshments afterwards.

Please get your tickets here:

You can view our new Eventbrite profile and get tickets for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/rewilding-big-city-little-homestead-15090402528

I’m really looking forward to meeting you!

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