Horticulture

Cultivating memorable spaces County-wide

Horticulture

Cultivating memorable spaces across the region

A healthy horticultural program enhances the quality of County life in many meaningful ways. Whether you're a pro-level producer or an avid backyard gardener: if you're passionate about plants, this section is designed with you in mind.
Here you'll find an ever-growing library of practical, best practices horticultural knowledge. From written articles to webinars with niche experts, we seek to cultivate a collective understanding, appreciation and propagation of our region's natural beauty.

CONTEST
Rural Beautification 2022

Nominate a Beautiful County Yard

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, we are ready to reconnect with residents as we relaunch the Rural Beautification Contest! Judging takes place in mid-July, with first place and honourable mention prizes in all categories.

Nominate a friend, a neighbour…or yourself. Hurry - nominations close Wednesday, June 15!

Rural Beautification Contest

Popular Agricultural Services Programs and Initiatives

Vegetation Management

Noxious Species
VEGETATION MANAGEMENT

The County helps protect the region's agricultural productivity by controlling harmful native and introduced plant species. Private landowners are also tasked with controlling invasive species and other pests on their properties. Learn more about invasive species control here.
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Beaver Control Resources

Problem Wildlife
BEAVER CONTROL

Each year, a variety of methods are employed to prevent beaver dams and colonies from compromising the integrity of County roads and infrastructure. Ag Services crews assists landowners who request the removal of nuisance beaver dams from their properties.
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ASB

Ag Governance
AGRICULTURAL SERVICE BOARD

The ASB provides vital expertise and resources to help manage weed, pest, soil and water conservation programs, assist in the control of livestock diseases, promote and develop agricultural policies, and undertake projects referred to them by County Council.
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Healthy Farmers = Healthy Farms

If there was ever a time to lean on each other, it's now. Even if we can’t be close physically, we need to stay close emotionally. So while you’re staying in, stay in touch with each other, and reach out if you need support.

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