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The Year of the Garden | March 20, 2022

The first day of Spring marks the official start of the Year of the Garden 2022

The Year of the Garden | March 20, 2022

The Year of the Garden officially starts on the first day of Spring in Canada, it is a celebration of everything garden and gardening related. Everyone is invited to take part in this and whether you already enjoy gardening or are just discovering the pleasure of spending time in a garden because of the pandemic. There is something for everyone to enjoy, celebrate Canada's rich garden heritage, and help grow important legacies for a sustainable future.  

Everyone can participate, from a container kitchen garden on a balcony, a landscaped backyard, colourful flower beds, to a community vegetable garden providing food to the neighbourhood. The Year of the Garden 2022 initiative is supported by the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association and the Canadian Garden Council and aims to inspire and inform Canadians about the many health and well-being, economic, and environmental benefits gardens and gardening provide, and along the way provide tips and tricks for gardening success and the enjoyment of gardens.

The City of Red Deer along with Parkland Gardens and the Kerry Wood Nature Centre will be hosting and participating in many different events this year to celebrate the Year of the Garden.  Alongside the many local organizations, Red Deerians will have plenty of opportunities to participate in and learn about gardening, food production, landscaping, caring for green spaces and so much more. To start this campaign Green Deer Spring Cleanup will be launched in the City of Red Deer on March 21 encouraging residents of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to pick up litter and leave it better than they found it. Parkland Gardens with their “Turn Your Yard into Lunch” workshop on March 26, will teach you everything about edible gardening, just one of the many seminars and workshops being offered throughout the year. Stay tuned for more announcements on local events to celebrate the Year of the Garden 2022.

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