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Garden Patch Workshops

Garden Patch 2019 Summer Workshop Series
FREE gardening workshops at the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre’s Garden Patch. All workshops offer a transportation stipend to participants travelling by public transit. We will give $6 cash to cover the bus fare.

Compost: The Story of Soil
Tuesday, May 21
st as part of Nature City Festival
5:15-6:15 with the Saskatoon Compost Coaches
In this workshop, Saskatoon Compost Coach Lisa will go in depth about one of her favourite topics, soil! Come and learn some in depth information about soils, what goes on in them and how to keep them healthy.

Plant the Saskatoon Seed Library
Tuesday, May 21
st as part of Nature City Festival
6:30-8:00pm with the Saskatoon Seed Library
Our very own Saskatoon Seed Library will be planting this years heirloom crops and needs help. Come down to the Garden Patch to help plant a variety of heirloom vegetables. Packets of Seed Library seeds will be available for pick up this evening.

Chemical Free Gardening
 Wednesday, May 22
 5:00-7:00pm with Sara Williams
Horticulturalist Sara Williams will be hosting this workshop to discuss chemical free gardening. If you have any interest in managing your own gardens without synthetic additives, then this is the workshop for you. Sara will cover various methods and discuss some of the science behind them as well as the benefits of going chem-free. No mater the garden, ornamental or vegetable, this workshop will give you more of the tools you’ll need to be successful.

Reclaim Our Prairie
Thursday, May 23
rd as part of Nature City Festival
5:15-6:15pm with John Paul
Come join John Paul in the planting of a variety of native prairie plants in the Garden Patch. John Paul will discuss the importance of growing native species as well as some methods for successful production of these species.

Bees in the Garden
Thursday, May 23
rd as part of Nature City Festival
6:30-7:30pm with Jeff Boone & the Saskatoon Horticultural Society
Saskatoon city entomologist Jeff Boone will discuss the basics of urban beekeeping, providing both information for new beekeepers as well as helping answer questions for more experienced beekeepers. This workshop will also look into the importance of native bee species.

Bee Hotels
Saturday, May 25
th as part of Nature City Festival
3:00-4:00pm with Bee with Us
Join Bee with Us for an in depth discussion about native bees and their habitats. Help set up a bee hotel in the garden patch and learn all about creating your own bee friendly habitats and hotels in urban spaces.

Gardening in the Shade
Wednesday, May 29
5:30-7:00pm with Vanessa Young
The three basic requirements we learn about when growing plants are water, soil and sun, but what if you have a shady backyard? Join Vanessa Young in the Garden Patch as she discusses the plants and gardening methods to make even a shady backyard a green haven. Ask questions and take a look at our demonstration gardens for more ideas for your own yard space.

Container Gardening
Wednesday, June 5
th at the Askîy Project Garden (1202 Ave. L S.)
5:30-8:00pm with the Askîy Project
Urban gardening can be a challenge when space is limited or soils are in need of repair before they can be planted into. Join the Askîy Project interns as they discuss the ins-and-outs of container gardening. Learn about choosing the right container, the right soils, and the best plants to grow in containers. This workshop will be hosted at the Askîy garden, located at 1202 Ave L South.

Flower Gardening 101
Saturday, June 8
1:30-3:00pm with Vanessa Young
Flowers can add colour and beauty to any yard, come and learn about designing and maintaining your own flower garden. Master gardener Vanessa Young will introduce some of the most popular and best flowers to start out with. Ask questions and check out the Garden Patch’s demonstration gardens for ideas for your own garden space.

Saskatchewan’s Traditional Foods
Wednesday, June 12
5:30-7:00pm with Sandra Walker
Author of The Path to Wild Food: Edible Plants and Recipes for Canada, Sandra Walker, will be hosting a workshop all about the natural edible plants of Saskatchewan in this Garden Patch workshop. Come join Sandra as she introduces many of this land’s native foods, where to find them, and ways to eat them. Sandra will also have copies of her book available for purchase for $26.25.

Bokashi and Vermicomposting
Wednesday, June 19
5:30-7:00pm with the Saskatoon Compost Coaches
Composting is a fascinating topic with many methods. In this workshop, the Saskatoon Compost Coaches will guide you through the basics of both Bokashi and Vermicomposting. Come learn all about how to compost with meat & bones through fermentation and about composting with Red Wiggler worms.

Container Gardening
Wednesday, June 26
th at the Askîy Project Garden (1202 Ave. L S.)
5:30-8:00pm with the Askîy Project
Urban gardening can be a challenge when space is limited or soils are in need of repair before they can be planted into. Join the Askîy Project interns as they discuss the ins-and-outs of container gardening. Learn about choosing the right container, the right soils, and the best plants to grow in containers. This workshop will be hosted at the Askîy garden, located at 1202 Ave L South.

How to Save Tomato Seeds
Wednesday, August 7
5:30-8:00pm with the Saskatoon Seed Library
Join the Saskatoon Seed Library in the Garden Patch as they harvest their heirloom tomatoes and prepare the seeds for storage. This workshop will teach you everything you need to know about saving tomato seeds from any variety and the best methods for what you are doing. Questions about other vegetable seeds can be answered at this event, so bring your questions!

Annual Garden Patch Community Barbeque
Wednesday, August 14
3:00-7:00pm with the SFBLC & Garden Patch Staff
The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre and the Garden Patch welcomes you and your family to join us as we celebrate our annual Community BBQ! Join the Garden Patch staff for an afternoon of games, face painting, family activities and a free BBQ dinner. Everyone is welcome.

Hot Composting
Wednesday, August 21
5:30-7:00pm with the Saskatoon Compost Coaches
Hot composting is a quick & easy way to get through your compostable materials. With this method, you can more quickly turn over your piles and have more compost ready to use for your backyard. Come join the Saskatoon Compost Coaches in this workshop to learn all about hot composting.

Saving Wildflower Seeds
Wednesday, August 28
5:30-7:00pm with Blazing Star Seeds
Join Renny Grilz of Blazing Star Seeds in this workshop all about saving wild seeds. Learn about local wild species, where to find them and how to recognize if they’re ready to be harvested. This workshop will also teach you some of Blazing Star Seeds best tips and tricks for making the most out of your harvest.

Composting 101
Wednesday, September 11
5:30-7:00pm with the Saskatoon Compost Coaches
So you want to learn about compost. Join the Saskatoon Compost Coaches in this workshop to learn the basics of what composting is, how to compost, and why it is so important. Take a tour of the Garden Patch composting system and get a feel for what you can do once you become a composter too.

Harvest the Saskatoon Seed Library
Wednesday, September 18
5:30-8:00pm with the Saskatoon Seed Library
Join us in the Garden Patch to harvest this years Seed Library garden. We will harvest a variety of heirloom vegetables and teach you about saving seeds from your own garden. This activity is suitable for all ages.

SCOA Events

The Saskatoon Council on Aging is a non-profit, community-based organization serving the approximately 79,000 older adults in Saskatoon and area. Our vision is positive aging for all in age-friendly community.

Looking for things to do this fall? Check out our art classes with instructor Cecilia Elizabeth from Riverhouse Gallery. To register for classes phone 306-652-2255.

Explosive Ink on Tile
Have an explosive time creating colourfully inked 6×6 ceramic tiles for your home or for the holiday season. There is no skill required – all supplies included. You will take home 4 amazing tiles and 2 stands for display. You won’t want to miss this fantastic fun-filled opportunity to add some vibrant colour into your life or to give a great gift to someone special.
Date: October 22, 2018 (3hrs) 1pm-4pm Cost: $50 per class

Winter Wonderland Christmas Card
Paint a watercolour Christmas card with snow laden pine tree against an evening winter sky. Explore watercolour techniques of frost salt, snow spatter, dark blue sky mix and scrub out for snow highlights. All supplies included.
Date: November 29, 2018 (3hrs) 1pm – 4pm Cost: $50 per class

Also check out our
Older Adults Life Skills Workshop
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018

Service Canada presentation on a variety of programs and service offerings of interest to older adults. For information on CPP/OAS call Service Canada at 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) or visit online at www.canada.ca

Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc. (CLASSIC) presentation on Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and Wills. The law student can provide legal information only and will not be able to provide legal advice.

Registration fee charged by SCOA as a registration fee. Information on Government of Canada services and Classic is free.
$10 Registration Fee (snacks and coffee provided)
To register call SCOA at 306-652-2255.

Financial Literacy

READ Saskatoon hosts a six part series of financial literacy workshops to adults, providing solid financial literacy information to help make informed financial decisions.

The 12-hour program is based on the Momentum Money Management Training, the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy Training materials, and resources provided by financial experts in our community. The workshop series includes:

WED. SEPT. 12, 2018 – Asset Building: Participants will explore their five asset areas by recognizing and valuing their various assets and identifying areas they need to strengthen to build a more sustainable and stable livelihood.
WED. SEPT 19, 2018 – Banking: Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of banking and the basic tools and guiding principles to assist them with their banking experiences.
Wed. SEPT. 26, 2018 – Budgeting: Participants will experience a number of hands-on activities designed to build knowledge of the value and process of budgeting. Each participant will develop or revisit their budget, based on their unique financial needs, wants and circumstances.
WED. OCT. 3, 2018 – RESP: This workshop explores the benefits of investing in a child’s educational future. Learn how you save with the Canada Learning Bond and the Canada Education Savings Grant.
WED. OCT. 10, 2018 – Credit/Debt repayment: This customized workshop explores the importance of building good credit, how to avoid credit crisis, debt repayment strategies and how to repair credit history.
WED. OCT. 17, 2018 – Consumerism: Participants will gain awareness about consumerism, advertising and its effects through hands on activities and discussion.

6:00 – 8:00 PM
READ Saskatoon offices, #2 – 706 Duchess Street
Register by calling READ Saskatoon at 306-652-5448 on on the website https://www.readsaskatoon.com/events.html

Caregiver Workshop

Mental health is everyone’s concern. If you are a caregiver for a loved one, you may experience stress in your life. In this workshop offered by the Saskatoon Council on Aging, you will learn the impacts of stress, practice tips and techniques to manage stress and receive resources and options to use on a daily basis. Refreshments will be served.
Also Forever…in motion exercises and group discussions.

Presenter: Chalaine Senger, Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Canadian Mental Health Association
Friday, September 21, 2018 – 1 pm to 3 pm
Meeting Room #3 Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Drive
Cost: $10 Phone 306-652-2255 to register.

Saskatoon Council on Aging website

Caregivers Guide to Stress Reduction

Caregivers Guide to Stress Reduction: Practical Tools and Resources

In this session we will be discussing the impact stress has on our psychological well-being and some ways we can decrease our daily stress. The goal will be to provide everyday tools, activities, resources and options for caregivers to utilize on a day to day basis, in order to continue supporting their loved ones to the best of their abilities.

Caregivers frequently have to “juggle” full time jobs with caregiving responsibilities. In this workshop hosted by Caregiver Information and Support program, learn practical tips to manage caregiver stress.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018
Location: Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Drive
$10 Registration Fee (snacks and coffee provided)
To register call SCOA at 306-652-2255. Visit scoa.ca

Older Adult Awareness Day

World Older Adult Abuse Awareness Day [WOAAD] Workshop 2018
Hosted by the Saskatoon Council on Aging

Older adults are frequently the target of frauds and scams. Financial abuse is the most common type of elder abuse.

Topics include:
Frauds and scams: Saskatoon Police Service will speak on various types of scams such as door to door, technology, credit cards, mail, phone and how to protect against these threats.
Financial Management: Conexus, Investors Group and Cheryl Kloppenburg will speak on preventing financial abuse and protecting independence. Topics include such as reverse mortgages, estate planning, power of attorney, joint accounts et cetera

Presentations followed by a wellness break and general discussion.

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 8:30 a.m. to noon
Location: McClure United Church, 4025 Taylor Street East
Cost: $10 registration, phone SCOA 306-652-2255
Refreshments will be provided.


Youth Writing Workshop

‘Kick-start your Imagination’ Writing Workshop – for young writers ages 11 – 16 (age range can be flexible)
Led by award-winning author, Arthur Slade www.arthurslade.com

This workshop will include finding the answer to questions that every author confronts every day: How to put a bang into your beginning? What goes into creating a character? Do brainstorms hurt? There will be time to write and discuss many of the different techniques of writing a story, poem or novel. This will be a fun literary adventure!

Queen’s House, 601 Taylor Street, Saskatoon
Thursday, May 24th – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 – includes materials

Please contact
Janice Cook
Creative Writing Seeds Ltd.
(306) 979-1463 to register.

‘Creativity Let Loose’

‘Creativity Let Loose’ Writing Workshop (Ages 11 – 16)

Led by Alice Kuipers – bestselling, award-winning author of six books, with two more coming out in the next year. Her work is published and produced in over 30 countries. Find Alice Kuipers at www.alicekuipers.com

Unleash your inner writer! This workshop will take you through a series of guided writing exercises to spark your imagination and fuel you with new ideas for your writing. Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve been writing for ages, come and set your imagination alight in the cool, dark days of winter. Designed for young writers (ages 11-16).

The Refinery, Saskatoon
Saturday – November 5, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$50.00, materials will be provided

Please register by phone at (306) 979-1463, or visit our website www.creativeseeds.ca to print a registration form.

Caregiver Forum 2016

Caregiver Forum 2016:
Transitions Inviting: Support in the Life of a Caregiver

Saturday, March 19th, 2016
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Baptist Church – 1636 Acadia Drive (back entrance)

Tickets $20 (includes light lunch) – Phone 306-652-2255 by March 14th.
Displays, presentation, speakers & networking with other caregivers.


Saskatoon Council on Aging Inc.
2020 College Drive (Located in the Saskatoon Field House)
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2W4 Phone: 306-652-2255

Elder’s Teachings – Saskatoon Police Workshops

Elder’s Teachings – Introduction to Indigenous Spirituality
By Walter and Maria Linklater

Saskatoon Police Service is proud to host a series of educational workshops:

Wed. March 23, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Creation Story and Wheel of Live teachings
Wed. April 6, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Ceremonies and Protocol
Wed. April 13, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Womens Teachings (all can attend, not restricted to women)
Wed. April 27, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm): Connecting the past to the future, where we have been and where we are going.

Attend one of all of the sessions. Register early as it will be first come, first served. Lunch will be served.
The teachings will be held in the Culture Room at Saskatoon Police Services, 76 – 25th Street East, Saskatoon, SK
Please RSVP to Janice Linklater 306-975-2278
Email: janice.linklater@police.saskatoon.sk.ca

Learn How to Compost!

Learn How to Compost! – Workshops May 7th, 9th, 13th, and 23rd

Our Master Composters are teaming up with Saskatoon public libraries to put on 4 “Learn How to Compost!” workshops. Join one of Saskatoon’s Master Composters for an introduction to composting. These workshops are perfect if you have questions about how to get started, or how to help a current compost bin work better. Each presentation will be followed by Q&A. Please spread the word about these workshops to anyone you know who might be interested!

Dates and locations:
1. May 7th, 7 – 8:30 pm – Frances Morrison Central Library, 311 23rd St. E
2. May 9th, 2 – 3:30 pm – J.S. Wood Library, 1801 Lansdowne Ave.
3. May 13th 7 – 8:30 pm – Alice Turner Library, 110 Nelson Rd.
4. May 23rd, 2 – 3:30 pm – Mayfair Library, 602 33rd St. W