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Connecting with Plants- Kids Workshop

Mikaela Cannon is a wilderness guide with a passion for plants and sharing her knowledge! In this workshop on Saturday, June 25th she will teach kids how to identify local plants and explain their importance. Kids will have time to observe the various plants along our grasslands trail and draw a plant of their choice. The group will then discuss; how plants are different from one another, what kind of habitat they live in, and what types of animals or insects were interacting with the plants. This workshop is suitable for kids ages 5-11 years old.

Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the entire workshop. 

Please ensure everyone in your group is dressed for the weather and wearing closed toe shoes. Meet at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre playground around 9:50am.

Intro to Xeriscape Class

Learn about xeriscape gardening from Sigrie Kendrick, Executive Director of the Okanagan Xeriscape Association. Xeriscaping is gardening with the natural conditions that you live in, rather than fighting against them. This class will teach you principals of design and planning, soil improvement, practical turf areas, efficient irrigation, appropriate plant selection and much more! By adopting xeriscape techniques you can create a beautiful, sustainable landscape, eliminate chemical use, conserving water and creating habitat for birds and butterflies.

The class will be 1.5 hours long with 30 minutes at the end for Q&A. BYOQ- bring your own questions! The more specific the better, this is your opportunity to get insight into your own garden plans.

Pre-registration is required, and tickets are $30.00 per person. Feel free to bring a snack/ drink as the class runs through dinner time for most people.