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Garden Culture Day

Join us September 25th for a full day of gardening goodness!

Let it Bee! Ungardening This Fall

9am - 9:45am | Zoom - Tidying up one's garden before the snow flies might sound like a great idea, but growing evidence suggests good reasons for letting things "bee". Join Master Gardener Leslye Glover to find out the "why nots" of fall 'ungardening'! Click here for full details.

Garden Stratford Plant Sale

10am - 12pm | Stratford Public Library Garden - Stratford Public Library is playing host to Garden Stratford and their “pay what you can” plant sale! Hostas, daylilies, iris, astilbe, and more, all potted up and ready to be selected for your own yard. Proceeds go to the Library Garden Project. Click here for full details.

Seed Saving for Conservation

1:30pm - 2:15pm | Zoom - Learn how to save your own seeds in this practical and conservational session with expert gardener Lara Mrosovsky, co-founder of the Indigenous Garden group, Miinikaan Innovation and Design. This workshop covers best practices for successful seed saving and explores background information on why seed saving is so important. Click here for full details.

A Walk in the Woods

2:30pm - 3:15pm | TJ Dolan Natural Area - John St. Entrance - Stratford Public Library is pleased to host the Stratford Field Naturalists for A Walk in the Woods, part of Garden Culture Day! Join Don Farwell and friends to explore the flora and fauna of the TJ Dolan Natural Area, and get a field naturalist's perspective on a garden created by Mother Nature herself. Click here for full details.

Gardening to Save the Planet

2:45pm - 3:30pm | Zoom - Climate change, habitat loss, and species decline sound dire but individuals can make small changes in their own yards and gardens to help reverse this flow. Join Anita Jacobsen, head gardener at the Stratford Festival, as she shows what we can do, and the changes she has made in the glorious gardens of the Stratford Festival to stem this tide. Click here for full details.

Saving Annuals for Annual Savings

4:00pm - 4:45pm | Stratford Public Library Auditorium - Annual plants are only good for one season. Aren’t they? Join Alice Mainland of Garden Stratford to find out how to over-winter your annuals and propagate them for the spring – saving you money in the long run! Click here for full details.

Culture Days

Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. At the end of each September, millions of people attend thousands of free participatory arts and culture events across the country. Culture Days programs invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our communities.

Arts and culture emerged as a lifeline of joy, providing gifts of colour, hope, and reprieve needed to make it through this past year. Collectively, we’re imagining what a post-pandemic world could look like and how we can each contribute to that picture being brighter. Through that lens, Culture Days has chosen RE:IMAGINE as the very apt 2021 theme.

RE:IMAGINE signals a positive turning point - the commitment to building tangible change into the future of arts and culture.