Yard and garden courses are offered every spring/summer.
Please check this page in mid-March 2014 for new courses.
Growing Culinary Herbs
Examine techniques to create your own herb garden. Discuss proper soil and drainage requirements, location, feeding and maintenance, and how and when to harvest. Discover which perennials survive in Chinook country. Popular herb uses are also discussed. Plant a seedling to take home.
|Subject code: XFLD 10075||This course is not offered this semester.|
Designing Gardens for the Calgary Region
Meet a professional landscape designer and get practical advice about designing a residential garden for the Calgary area. Learn about formal and informal designs, creating contrasts, and choices for trees and shrubs, hedges, rock walls, xeriscaping, fountains and special activity areas. . There will be time to answer your gardening questions.
|Subject code: XFLD 10109||This course is not offered this semester.|
Growing Fruit Trees and Shrubs
Enjoying fruit grown in your own back yard is rewarding for any culinary enthusiast. Examine techniques to create your own fruit orchard. Discuss proper soil, location and maintenance, and how and when to harvest. Discover which fruits survive in our Calgary climate.
|Subject code: XFLD 10116||This course is not offered this semester.|
Small Yard Organic Vegetable Gardens
Obtain great yields in small spaces, naturally. Be introduced to growing vegetables organically in raised beds using French intensive and companion planting methods.
|Subject code: XFLD 10073||This course is not offered this semester.|
Low Maintenance Landscaping
Reduce your use of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, and the need to replace plants annually by creating landscaping using hardy native plants that conserve water and reduce maintenance. Prepare planting areas, identify plants that protect and enhance each other and mulching materials that help retain natural moisture.
|Subject code: XFLD 10085||This course is not offered this semester.|
Landscaping with Native Plants
Discover the beauty and variety of hardy plants and flowers that are easy to maintain. Discuss which native plants and wildflowers flourish in the Calgary climate. Tour a local nursery and explore the types of soil, irrigation, mulch and compost native plants and flowers need.
Note: Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Check registration confirmation for location. You are responsible for your own transportation. You must sign a waiver form.
|Subject code: XFLD 10084||This course is not offered this semester.|
Perennials for the Chinook Zone
Examine the pros and cons of gardening with perennials in the Calgary region. Identify things to consider when selecting a site, selecting appropriate plants and preparing the soil. Find out which plants to use to create herbaceous borders, continuous summer colour and textural winter appeal.
|Subject code: XFLD 10092||This course is not offered this semester.|
Is your time or space for gardening limited? Why not create your own container garden. Cover container choices, planting techniques and maintenance. Discuss design considerations including colour, form, viewpoint, scale, setting and texture. Explore the use of annuals, perennials, succulents, herbs, shrubs and tropical plants in your container garden.
|Subject code: XFLD 10091||This course is not offered this semester.|
Make Your Own Water Garden Feature
Create and take home a small water garden for your yard, deck or balcony. Explore choices for containers, hardy and tropical water plants, small fountains and fish you can incorporate into your water garden.
|Subject code: XFLD 10086||This course is not offered this semester.|
Designing Your Garden for Winter Interest
We may as well face it: for many months of the year, Calgary gardens are snow covered. Explore techniques, ideas, materials and plant varieties that can be used to enhance your landscape for winter. Meet a professional landscape designer and get practical advice.
|Subject code: XFLD 10117||This course is not offered this semester.|
Create Your Own Hanging Basket
Create a beautiful hanging basket for your yard and garden. Plants have been pre-selected for great results, taking into consideration the colours, textures and fragrance of plants. Examine how to care for and maintain your hanging basket so it will bloom continuously throughout the summer season.
|Subject code: XFLD 10032.||This course is not offered this semester.|