Education

Our gardeners are not required to have any previous gardening experience. Each garden team is led by a knowledgeable team leader who is ready to guide their team in the garden. The gardeners learn the basics about gardening with their team in a fun and co-operative setting.

Education Nights

The Heritage Gardeners host a series of education nights every spring and fall. These education nights are held at the North Bay Museum and provide valuable information on a range of topics. The education nights consist of a presentation and then time for questions and discussion. This allows for an engaging learning experience. The education sessions are free and open to the public.

Gardening Resources

The seasonal newsletter contains information about HG events and news but, additionally, includes relevant gardening resources. You can sign up for our newsletter by clicking here. The Heritage Gardeners have a small library of gardening books that cover a range of topics available upon request for our volunteers to borrow. The Heritage Gardeners also have a list of online gardening resources listed here:

Resources from education sessions

September 16 &17 – Greener than Grass with Lynn Farintosh and Judy Hendry. References

Videos

Spring pruning

Additional spring pruning

Planting fall bulbs

General garden maintenance

Attracting birds and butterflies to your garden

Creating a new garden bed

Articles

Spring cleaning in perennial garden

How to attract butterflies and hummingbirds

Local Groups

North Bay Master Gardeners

North Bay Horticultural Society

Clean, Green, Beautiful North Bay

North Bay & Mattawa Conservation Authority

Chippewa Creek EcoPath

Trees for Nipissing

North Bay And Area Community Garden Coalition

Friends of Laurier Woods

Nipissing Naturalists

Non-Local Groups

Nature Conservancy of Canada

Nature Canada

Tree Canada

Communities in Bloom

North American Invasive Species Management Association

World Wildlife Foundation

Canadian Garden Council

Toronto Botanical Garden

Ontario Tree Atlas

Ontario Horticultural Association