Lower Trent Conservation
Did You Know?

On average, Conservation Authorities plant more than 2M trees annually through their various tree planting programs and stewardship initiatives. This work helps to mitigate climate change by moderating the effects of drought and flooding, reducing soil erosion, reducing GHGs, sequestering carbon, providing habitat for wildlife, creating recreational opportunities, and providing an essential economic resource.




To get on our waitlist please contact [email protected]

COST: $45.00

Come explore and experience the natural world in an artistic adventure of painting with wild inks.

In this workshop we will learn the process of creating wild inks with plants and natural material, take inspiration from the amazing scenery at Seymour Conservation Area — and discover the pink, yellow, green and purples hiding in plain sight. Participants will create their own “Wild Inklings” take-home art.

This workshop is led by Kate Hayday from Maker’s Dozen. From participating in local artisan markets and shops, developing apps, designing and producing maker kits, running workshops, foraging, writing articles, giving talks, and leading walks. You can usually find her trying out a new craft, following animal tracks in the woods, or otherwise happily juggling eleventy-one projects at once


Please contact Jason Jobin at jaso[email protected] if you would like to be put on a waiting list.


Join us for a deep dive into making hot compost that can regenerate soil health in your lawn, garden, crop field, park, or ecological restoration project. Gardeners, farmers, landscapers, arborists, and ecological restoration practitioners may all benefit from learning about hot composting and its many applications. Hot composting not only results in the creation of bulk organic material, it also generates beneficial soil microorganisms that are essential to healthy plants.

What does this workshop cover?
  • What can be composted in the compost system?
  • How to safely compost pretty much anything
  • The ideal ‘recipe’ to make great compost
  • Monitoring and managing your compost
Where is the workshop held?

Dahlia May Flower Farm, 513 Murray Harrington Road, Trenton, ON K8V 5P6