Whitby calls out to green thumbs

May 25, 2017 by  

Xeriscaping refers to gardening using plants and landscaping techniques that do not require a lot of water or extra fertilization, and during an upcoming Whitby workshop, locals will have an opportunity to incorporate these practices into their own home landscape.

The Whitby Public Library and the Whitby Sustainability Advisory Committee have joined forces to host this horticultural information session, which will be facilitated by an area master gardener. Those who attend will be taught a variety of water conserving techniques and cultural practices, and they will also be given tips about which plants are the best choices for this style of gardening.

Xeriscaping can have a positive impact on the environment, and can be especially useful in areas where it is important to use as little water as possible for yard maintenance. This style of gardening can also be easier and require less work than more traditional alternatives. Booklet printing can be used to produce informational handout that can be given to each person who participates in an event such as this.

The workshop has been planned for sections A and B of Room 1 of the main branch of the Whitby Public Library. It will be held on May 31, and those who are interested in attending the function are asked to register ahead of time through the city’s website.