Greener than Grass Garden Walking Tour

Join Heritage Gardener volunteers for a free evening of gardening education!

Have you been wanting to reduce your carbon footprint and wondering how to begin?  Maybe you would like to support biodiversity on your bit of urban property.  Growing food maybe a goal you have for 2021.  How do these gardening topics relate?  They might all start with reducing or eliminating your lawn. 

On Wednesday, September 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the North Bay Heritage Gardeners have partnered with the North Bay Master Gardeners to host an outdoor, free public education night. The topic is Greener than Grass, with guest presenters Lynn Farintosh and Judy Hendry.  We will talk about the benefits of reducing or eliminating grass and how to go about it.  We will show you some examples of gardens that have little or no lawns and discuss how they work from a design and an environmental perspective.

Both Lynn and Judy are Master Gardeners and look forward to sharing their knowledge and showcasing the gardens. Judy Hendry joined the Heritage Gardeners this summer as the horticultural coordinator and brings with her a wealth of horticultural knowledge. Lynn Farintosh is a forester with extensive gardening experience and is the team leader for the Heritage Gardeners.

The education session helps our volunteers and the community expand their knowledge of gardening, horticulture and the environment. Anyone is welcome to join this free learning opportunity. The presentation is approximately 45 minutes long with additional time for questions and discussion. Prospective gardeners are encouraged to attend for more information on volunteering with the organization.

Join us for an educational stroll along the gorgeous gardens of North Bay’s west end neighborhood. The group meets in the south west corner of the École Secondaire Catholique Algonquin parking lot. Be prepared as this is a walking tour. Attendees are asked to please wear a mask during the tour. Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to seeing you there.

Please pre-register for the event by sending your name and contact information to . For more information about the North Bay Heritage Gardeners please visit our website at

Contact information:

Mailing address: 100 Ferguson St., North Bay, ON P1B 1W8

Phone: (705) 472-4006


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