All of our 2020 Gardening Workshops will be online until further notice. Our goal is to enable as many gardeners as possible to grow food successfully in our region. All facilitators are experienced gardeners who have teaching experiences and understand growing conditions in our region.
WHEN: Sunday, April 26 at 7pm
WHERE: Online (Zoom meeting - participants can access for free using a computer or phone via internet browser, or by downloading the Zoom app)
COST: $5 per person
(If payment is an issue, click this link to request to attend for free)
RSVP: Please register below
Importance of the topic
Good soil is the basis for good gardening. Compost is the most important nutrient to give to your garden. It's also free and easy to make when you know how. Composting is an environmentally-friendly way to ‘up-cycle’ your kitchen waste and yard waste.
Meet the Facilitator
Learn compost and ways for building soil with Tom Marcantonio, an avid gardener/farmer and a visionary and long-time volunteer for many community gardening projects and with Just Food. Read about Tom receiving City of Ottawa Builder Award here in the news in Feb 2020.
What will the workshop cover?
This workshop will teach the various ways of making compost, and how to use this ‘black gold’ to build healthy soil for your gardening success. Whether you are new to gardening, or want to learn more about composting design for your garden, to ask questions.
How will the workshop be structured?
This interactive online webinar will begin with a “classroom session” with lots of pictures and design features, followed by Q&A with the instructor. *Note that there will be a chat feature which you will be able to use to ask questions during the workshop!
Resources Recommended by Tom
- 50by50Ottawa: Work collaboratively to realize an Ottawa River bioregion that grows 50% of our food organically by 2050.
- GardenMaker: This group concentrates on building garden structures yourself or with a GardenBuddy.
- Edible Ottawa Gardens Group: A site for those in and around Ottawa to share the joy and wonder of growing food.