Thursday, August 6, 2015

Douglas College holding workshops in Coquitlam on garden ecology

                                                                     Mikki Herbold Photo
Want to learn about the beneficial critters that lurk in your garden? How about how to create better water habitat in gardens for wildlife?

Well, then you're in luck. Douglas College is hosting a series of interactive workshops in Coquitlam this summer to help the community learn about these topics and more.

Workshops


  • Tuesday, August 11, 5:30-7pm - Characters of the Urban Garden
  • Thursday, September 10, 6-7:30pm - Pollinator Survey
  • Saturday, September 26, 11am-12:30pm - Water and Wildlife in your Garden
  • Planning and Planting a Mixed-Use Garden (date and time to be announced).

Organized by the Douglas College Institute of Urban Ecology, the workshops are free and open to the public. However, children must be accompanied by an adult. They will take place on the front lawn of the Douglas College Coquitlam Campus, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam.

Workshop participants will also learn about the Institute of Urban Ecology’s new Sustainability and Outreach (Sol) Garden, a project intended to support ecological research and community learning. The workshops will be held at the future site of the garden. Garden construction is expected to start in fall.

For more information about the workshops and to RSVP, email iue@douglascollege.ca. Please indicate which workshops you would like to attend. Each workshop will be around 90 minutes long.