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Learn with the Etobicoke Master Gardeners

Would you like to be a better gardener? Let the Etobicoke Master Gardeners show you how!

The Humber Arboretum is pleased to partner with EMG to offer the Eco-Garden Community Workshop Series throughout the year. These workshops are held on the weekend and are free to attend (please register in advance as space is limited).

2022 Eco-Garden Community Workshops

All workshops are on a Saturday from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Please note that unless otherwise indicated, all workshops are online and will take place over Zoom.

Use the quick list below to register, or scroll down for more information on each workshop.

  • Let's Get Growing - Growing Your Own Plants, March 5
  • Native Plant Gardening, April 23 
  • Trees & Shrubs Tour, May 14 
  • Pests & Pathogens, June 25
  • Pruning, October 15 (video coming soon)
  • Indoor Plants, November 19 (Register on Eventbrite)

Visit our Events Calendar to see what else is coming up at Humber Arboretum.


Let's Get Growing: Grow Your Own Plants

Saturday March 5, 2022

10:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m.

Online via Zoom

You'll learn about growing your own plants, why we grow our own plants, and how to get growing from seeds, propagation, divisions, and cuttings. We'll share ideas on creative ways to garden, talk about the importance of soil health, and share examples of what you can grow with a focus on food and native plants. And don't forget about key considerations for maintaining your plants!

Native Plant Gardening

Saturday, April 23, 2022

10:00 a.m to 11:30 am

Online via Zoom

Get started with native plant gardening! Learn about ecology in your backyard, what makes a plant native, about the benefits of gardening with native plants, how to buy and select natives, and meet some of our native plants.  

Trees and Shrubs Tour

Saturday, May 14, 2022

10:00 – 11:30 am

In person at Humber Arboretum

Join Etobicoke Master Gardeners and the Humber Arboretum for an on-site walking tour of the Humber Arboretum’s Trees & Shrubs. Learn about many of the native trees & shrubs at the Arboretum, benefits to the environment and wildlife, how to identify the tree or shrub, and considerations for incorporating them into your garden. Wear your walking shoes and dress for the weather and enjoy the gardens.

(Please note: Mask mandates remain in effect inside Humber College buildings. Please bring a mask in case you would like to enter the Centre for Urban Ecology)

Pests & Pathogens

Saturday June 25, 2022

10:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m.

Online via Zoom

Learn about the pests and pathogens that may show up in local gardens - plus how to deal with them if they show up in yours!



Saturday, October 15, 2022

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Online via Zoom

Learn about the importance of pruning, proper pruning techniques, get tips on what to prune when, talk about some of the common tools used for pruning, and find out how to care for them.


Indoor Plants

Saturday, November 19, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Online via Zoom

Get started with indoor plant gardening! Learn how to create your own indoor garden oasis by selecting indoor plants, learn about benefits of indoor plants, how to care and grow them successfully, some of the challenges of indoor gardening, and meet some of common and more unique and tropical indoor plants for your home.

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To learn more about the Etobicoke Master Gardeners, including how you can become a Master Gardener in Training yourself, visit