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Introduction to DIY Pruning

Pruning; the right way, at the right time. Grow your skill and knowledge, and see what blooms!


Introduction to DIY Pruning

with Horticulturalist Meagan MacLeod

Spend a wonderful afternoon at Early Dawn Farm with Meagan MacLeod, Horticulturist, and Arborist with OnGrowing Works.

You will learn valuable new skills and techniques to prune your plants correctly and at the most optimal time. You'll soon see your growing skillsets reflected back in your flourishing garden!

Location: Early Dawn Farm

Date: March 11th, 2023
From 12 - 4 pm

$95 per student

PAST EVENT - Click below to request a repeat of this workshop. 

Pruning is an essential gardening skill. Pruning at the right time and with the correct technique encourages healthy growth and flowering (in the case of flowering plants) and creates aesthetically pleasing spaces. 

Whether you are a beginner looking to grow your understanding, or an avid gardener wanting a refresher, this will help your garden look its best in all seasons.

During this one-day workshop, you will learn the following:

  • Why pruning is important, and how it can benefit your plants

  • How and when is the best time to prune particular shrubs, perennials, and grasses

  • Learn the techniques to bring longevity to your garden, rejuvenating and invigorating your existing plants

A half-day workshop you can enjoy with friends and family, or alongside new friends, as an opportunity to connect with like-minded people within the community. 

Please bring work gloves and safety glasses. You can also bring any of the following recommended tools that you own, but tools will be available to you if necessary. 

Recommended tools: secateur, loper, bow saw, and back cut saw.


Learn about your Instructor, Meagan MacLeod

Meagan MacLeod is an integral part of the OnGrowing Works family, based in Cochrane. As the team’s Horticulture Services Project Leader, she meets with clients to determine project scope and help their vision become a reality. In addition, she designs planting plans, orders materials, supports the field team, and schedules client maintenance.  In the fall and winter, she also organizes seasonal displays.

Outside of work, she can be found mountain biking in the summer, sledding in the mountains, and scuba diving in the winter. 

With over 10 years of horticulture experience, Meagan is an ISA Certified Arborist and holds a Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Horticulture, a Diploma of Technology in Environmental Horticulture, and a Certificate in Landscape.

She’s excited to be hosting this group of "green thumbs", and is looking forward to sharing her expertise with those looking to learn. 

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