By Lee Edwards, Master Gardener
As Gardeners, we already know that gardening has many benefits including improving our health and connecting us with nature, to name just a few. That said, did you know that attending gardening seminars and workshops can also improve your health- brain gain, ramp up your gardening skills, get you out meeting others with similar interests, and increase your communication abilities? Even more, seminars and workshops add new ideas to your horticultural know-how, empower your confidence in gardening, and help to propel you to new gardening heights.
So, what does a gardening seminar or workshop look like? Well, unlike lectures, they tend to be short, interesting, educational talks or demonstrations usually featuring a speaker engaged with a small group of attendees focused on garden topics of interest to the attendees. During the event attendees typically get the opportunity to ask questions, participate in hands-on activities if any, learn something new, connect with speakers and increase their existing knowledge.
Indeed, during the cold winter as outdoor gardening slows down, attending a garden seminar or workshop is a great way to break up the long winter months away from the garden while remaining involved in garden goings-on and being amongst gardening enthusiasts. The lively energy and creative atmosphere that permeates these events are infectious to everyone, worth the time and fee to attend, not to mention downright fun most-times. Truly, garden seminars and workshops should be on every gardener’s yearly to-do list. If you’ve never been to a garden seminar or workshop, now may be the time to try one, to investment in yourself, inspire your creative growth and add to your gardening knowledge.
Did you know that the Peterborough & Area Master Gardeners annually present a wonderfully fun and informative gardening seminar called “A Day for Gardeners?”
A Day For Gardeners Seminars by Peterborough & Area Master Gardeners
A day of fun, friendship, food and learning. Select 3 of 6 seminars presented by Master Gardeners and speakers on topics of interest to both new and experienced gardeners.
Date: Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
Place: Activity Haven Centre – 180 Barnardo Ave, Peterborough, ON K9H 5V3
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Price: $35 – EARLY BIRD (register and pay by February 2nd, 2019)
$40 – after February 2nd.
Includes lunch. Walk-ins on day of seminars are welcome if room is available.
Have Fun Gardening!