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2021 Ken Langille Gardening Symposium

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year's event will be held virtually. Read on for details!

Langile Symposium2Over the past year, Covid-19 health restrictions have prevented Communities in Bloom Yarmouth from holding large gatherings such as the Ken Langille Gardening Symposium. At the same time, the interest in gardening has grown substantially. While in lockdown, people turned to digging in the soil in an attempt to grow their own food and gain some control over their changing life. It is hoped that this resurgence in gardening will continue and that “Covid Gardeners” will become gardeners for life.

So while people cannot gather together for the symposium this year, Communities in Bloom Yarmouth have put together a list of short videos and website links to help you plan for the upcoming gardening season. These are broken down into 5 days and will be shared each day beginning Monday, but you are welcome to view and read these however you choose!

2021 Ken Langille Gardening Symposium
February 22-26, 2021


Everything you need to know about growing fruits and vegetables from sowing or planting right through to harvesting.

10 Ways to Boost Yields in Your Vegetable Garden
From Sowing to Harvest; A Compilation of 25 Videos


Compost is like gold to a gardener. It builds healthy soil across the garden and landscape. The following videos can help you with your composting journey.

The Perfect Compost Recipe
The Soil Story
Peels to Petals


Lyme Disease

Management of Lyme Disease in NS
Protecting Yourself from Tick Bites
Tick Bite Treatment and Removal


From planting tulips, fertilizing your gardens, building and planting raised beds, to starting seeds outside in winter, the next group of videos will give you lots to think about as you look forward to spring.

Planting Tulips in Winter
How to Build a Raised Bed Garden
How to sow seeds outdoor in winter
Planning a Low-Cost Veggie Garden


The Farmer’s Almanac Guide Planting Calendar for Yarmouth NS
The Farmer’s Almanac Guide Planting Tips for Yarmouth NS

Due to Covid-19, Communities in Bloom National Symposium in 2020 was held virtually. As an added bonus, we are including all of the sessions for you to enjoy. 

Communities in Bloom National Symposium

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