Yard and Garden
Classroom or Field Trip
Our yard and garden courses, designed especially for Calgary's climate, are offered every spring.
Designing Gardens for the Calgary Region
Meet a professional landscape designer and get practical advice about designing a residential garden for the Calgary area. Learn about formal and informal designs, colour, focal points, basic design principles, creating contrasts, edges, fountains, choosing shrubs, activity areas and more.
|Subject code: XFLD 10109||6 Hours. Fee: $79+GST||Not offered this semester.|
Growing Food in the City
Growing your own vegetables can save you money and time, as well as providing food security, variety and quality nutrition. Discuss best garden locations, enhancing your soil with compost for planting, and natural pesticides and herbicides. Learn what, how and when to plant, manage your crop and when to harvest. Discover how to store your vegetables after harvesting them.
|Subject code: XFLD 10125||4 Hours. Fee: $69+GST||Not offered this semester.|
Design an Eco-Friendly Rain Garden
Learn how to create a rain garden in your yard. Participants will learn which native or indigenous plans are best suited to our local climate as well as learn the economical factors that the rain garden will produce.
|Subject code: XFLD 10127||5 Hours. Fee: $85+GST||Not offered this semester.|
Low Maintenance Landscaping
Low maintenance landscaping includes a variety of practices that are eco-friendly and cost effective. It includes water conservation, planting right for your yard, building healthy soil, practicing natural lawn care, mulching and rain water harvesting. Reduce your use of pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers. Explore the benefits of composting, irrigation techniques and beneficial insects.
|Subject code: XFLD 10085||4 Hours. Fee: $65+GST||Not offered this semester.|
Is your time or space for gardening limited? Why not create your own container garden. Cover container choices, planting techniques and maintenance. Discuss design considerations including colour, form, viewpoint, scale, setting and texture. Explore the use of annuals, perennials, succulents, herbs, shrubs and tropical plants in your container garden.
|Subject code: XFLD 10091||4 Hours. Fee: $75+GST||Not offered this semester.|
For information about these courses:
403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6
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