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Ward 11 News: Diggin' In Workshop in Oakridge August 6

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 Water Resources in partnership with The Calgary Horticultural Society is pleased to notify you that we will be hosting Diggin’ In, a gardening workshop and front yard transformation, on Saturday August 6 from 9 am to 3 pm at 2961 Oakmoor Cr. SW. This workshop builds on the principals participants learned in the two hour Beauty on a Budget workshop and provides hands-on experience on how to create an inspiring, and environmentally friendly yard. Participants will walk away with the practical tools and confidence to create their own beautiful and environmentally friendly yards at home and The City of Calgary will have one more showpiece garden that highlights YardSmart principles.​ 


Here's the outlook for the day:

9:00 WELCOME

Outline for the workshop

9:15 MAKING A PLAN

-Where you find your Real Property Report, why you need it and how to read it
-Wall and encroachments
-Alberta One Call 
-The landscape plan
-Considerations when creating the plan – gas line – window wells
-Existing perennials

9:30 SOD REMOVAL

-Sod stripping
-Sod cutters – how to use one and other sod removal options
-Preserving soil 

10:00 LASAGNA GARDENING 

10:30 BREAK

10:45 RAIN GARDEN – Slowing the flow - Creating the sponge

-Depth and water dispersal 
-Calculating amount of soil required 
-Choosing healthy plant material
-Where plants go and why

11:30 LUNCH

Q&A
-Next steps
-Garden maintenance
-Next phases of the plan

12:15 PROPER PLANTING

What should be added in the fall

1:00 MULCH

Which mulch to choose?

2:00 BREAK

2:15 NEXT STEPS

Q&A
-G
arden maintenance
-Next phases of the plan

2:30 CLEAN UP

3:00 THANK YOU





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