Greening Your Grounds: Gardening for Birds, Butterflies and Beyond

Helping the environment starts in your balconies, backyard, and public spaces! Learn how to attract and protect native pollinators, such as Monarch butterflies and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. We’ll visit the Multispecies Lounge on The Bentway Studio Terrace and explore the beauty and importance of native plants. Participants will receive free gardening fact sheets and start native wildflowers from seed in hand-decorated paper pots.

Workshops are free; attendees are welcome to register for one or all sessions.

This workshop has a set schedule of events for each activity. Please plan to arrive for the start time at 1pm.

Program Schedule (subject to change)

  • 1:00 – 1:15pm: Registration check-ins and introduction to the workshop
  • 1:15 – 2:30pm: Presentation of gardening best practices with Tisha Tan
  • 2:30 – 3:00pm: Break. Outdoor hike around Canoe Landing Park
  • 3:00 – 4:00pm: Indoor gardening activity with native wildflowers from seed in hand-decorated paper pots

What you need to know:

  • This workshop involves time outdoors, please bring water and school-safe snacks as needed.
  • This workshop is best suited for participants aged 12 and up.
  • Family-friendly. Youth under age 16 must be accompanied by a caregiver.
  • The Bentway Studio is a ground-level, physically accessible space.
  • All gender and accessible washrooms available.