2022 Year of the Ecological Garden

2022 Year of the Ecological Garden

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A year-long series with ecological gardening experts giving presentations about their work and answering your questions

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SOUL’s 2022 Year of the Ecological Garden

A year-long series with ecological gardening experts giving presentations about their work and answering your questions about caring for land, plants and ecosystems.

Every Tuesday at 3:00pm Eastern, noon Pacific

July: Greener Greenspaces – Virtual tours of some of the 2021 recognition recipients

August: Greener Greenspaces – Virtual tours of some of the 2021 recognition recipients

September: Urban Biodiversity – Pollinators and Habitat

October: Urban Biodiversity – Native Plants, Seed Saving, Stratification and Winter Sowing

November: The Right to Garden – Land Access, Bylaws and other Barriers to Practicing Land Care

December: Livelihoods in Ecological Land Care

Past Episodes:

You can find recordings of many of these episodes on the SOUL website

January: Developing Urban Ecology - Cultivating Ecological Relationships Close to Home

  • Episode 1: Defining Ecological and Regenerative Gardening
  • Episode 2: Telling the Story of Ecological Gardening
  • Episode 3: Becoming a Land Care Professional

February: Greener Greenspaces – Recognizing examples of greener public spaces and speaking with some of the people who have helped in their creation and care

  • Episode 4: Little Forest Wolfe Island/Kawehnóhkwes tsi kawè:note
  • Episode 5: Peace Garden
  • Episode 6: Pipeline Trail Pollinator Paradise
  • Episode 7: Naramata Permaculture Farm Garden

March: Trees in Urban Settings

  • Episode 8: Soil Health and Trees in Urban Settings
  • Episode 9: Opportunities in New and Existing Landscapes
  • Episode 10: Long Term Maintenance of Living Green Infrastructure
  • Episode 11: What to look for when selecting trees for long term success in the landscape
  • Episode 12: How trees grow and what this means for pruning

April: Urban Agriculture and Food Sovereignty

May: Soil Care and Composting

  • May 3rd: Overview of healthy soil - what is it - can you build it? Mike Dorian of Living Soil Solutions
  • May 10th Soil Testing by Julia Dupuis
  • May 17th "3Ms" (mulch, moisture, microbes) versus the NPK paradigm
  • May 24th Compost and Soil, What Gardeners can Do in the Space That They Have by David Greig
  • May 31st Organic Fertilizers and Amendments by Christina Nikolic of the Organic Gardener's Pantry

June: Ecological Turf Care and Turf Alternatives

  • June 7th: Mowing and foot traffic tolerant native species by Sundaura Alford-Purvis
  • June 14th: Organic maintenance of existing turf by Rohan Harrison of Sunnybrook HSC
  • June 21st: Turfgrass species and cultural management practices, including biologicals by Dr. Eric Lyons, Director Guelph Turfgrass Institute
  • June 28th: Wildscaping design as a lawn alternative by Joyce Hostyn

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