Category Archives: education

Planning for 2018

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Seedy Saturday is behind us and the countdown to spring has begun. Choosing seeds may be the first gardening decision of the year, but those entering the Monarch Awards are… Read more »

Next Steps…

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The final entries arrived just before the midnight deadline last night. Thanks to everyone who completed the questionnaire. All entrants receive a “we’re feeding pollinators” lawn sign from the Pollinators… Read more »

A Monarch Award Winning Garden Workshop

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When: Sat. April 1, 9:30 a.m. to noon Where: Perkins Ctr. Auditorium,   1430 Main St East Experts will share tips to create naturalized, sustainable gardens that are beautiful, functional and beneficial…. Read more »

Your 2017 garden starts now…

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Pollinators Paradise Project has announced its 2017 lineup for Pollinating Change, a series of lectures and workshops. Of particular interest to Monarch Award gardeners: a bee-box building workshop on Tuesday… Read more »

Naturalized gardens ARE gardens

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Here’s another excellent article from Beatrice Ekoko at the Pollinators Paradise Project. To our knowledge none of the entrants in the 2016 Monarch Awards encountered trouble with bylaw enforcement. But… Read more »

Research on “Floral Lawns”

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U of G Master of Landscape Architecture student wondered why the monoculture turfgrass lawn is still so entrenched in the Canadian landscape aesthetic. Laura decided to go for some hard… Read more »