Here are a selection of webinars with online learning for gardeners that we feel are worth checking out. So many to choose from!

Basic information for webinars with online learning for gardeners:

  • all require registration
  • some require small fees or donations
  • If you choose to join an organization, the fee is often waived. Membership fees tend to range from $15-40 annually
  • Some of the links below are from south of the border, however most are in very similar ecozones and would have many of the same native plants and gardening issues.

Here’s our list, compiled on Jan 21st, 2021 by Janet Mackey of Halton Master Gardeners.  We know there will be many more added so we recommend bookmarking these links. Check back with these organizations to see what else they may offer in future:

Climate Action https://climateactionwr.ca/resources/calendar-of-events/

  • Feb. 17 – A Beginner’s Guide to Building a Rain Garden

Ecological Landscape Alliance –https://www.ecolandscaping.org/ela-webinar-series/

You can find some of the past webinars on YouTube – just google the organization. Usually, the ‘free’ ones have a less prominent presenter. If you’re a member you can access all past webinars. Fees vary for workshops. Membership $50. Here are some past and upcoming selections:

Grey County Master Gardeners https://www.greycountymastergardeners.com/

Feb 27 at 1:00 p.m. Seminar 2 of a 3-part series titled the Eco-Responsible Gardener – “Gardening with Nature – Building Gardens From the Ground Up”

Grow Native https://grownative.org/

This is an excellent site based in Missouri. In addition to webinars, they have a terrific online searchable plant database.

  • Jan. 27 –  Designing with Native Plants with Ronda Burnett
  • Feb. 10 – Native Alternatives with James Faupel
  • Feb. 17 – Native Predatory Wasps with Heather Holm
  • Feb. 24 – Invasive Plant Q & A with Dr. Quinn Long and Matt Arndt
  • Mar. 3 –  Build Your Own Bird Sanctuary with Mitch Leachman

The University of Guelph Arboretum – multiple dates for each session. Fees apply. Below are examples of upcoming talks in winter/spring 2021.  View their list of sessions here.

  • sessions in Jan/Feb – Virtual Nature in Winter Series
  • Feb 9-10 – Wildlife Garden Design Course
  • sessions in Feb/Mar – Winter Tree Identification
  • Feb 17 12n-1pm – Tips for Heightening Your Winter Nature Walks
  • Feb 23-Mar 16 7-8pm -Garden Fundamentals
  • and more

Jersey Friendly Yards https://www.jerseyyards.org/

  • March 9 – Cultivating Respect for Insects: An Overview of the Ecosystem Services That Insects Provide

Lee Valley’s new Gardening Journal

LEN –London Environmental Network Events Calendar

  • Energy Retrofits and Conservation Tips – Jan 25
  • Overcoming the Climate Crisis – Jan 26
  • Urban Agriculture Series – Seed Germination for Beginners – Feb 11
  • Urban Agriculture Series – Wormery Project- Using Vermicompost – Mar 11
  • Urban Agriculture – Container Gardening – Apr 15
  • And many more on their website

London Middlesex Master Gardeners

Rideau Thousand Islands Master Gardeners – https://rideau1000islandsmastergardeners.com/upcoming-events/

  • February 11, 2021: ABC’s of Garden Design with Astrid, hosted by Gardening Kingston, 7:30-8:45, via zoom. Registration.
  • May 20, 2021: Eastern Ontario’s Most Unwanted – Eradicating Weeds and Invasive Plants with Astrid, hosted by Bath Garden Club, 7:00-8:15, open to public via zoom. Registration.

Sean James http://www.seanjames-consulting.ca/

Virginia Native Plant Society – https://vnps.org/