2019 Program

2019 Program

 All meetings are held at 7 p.m. at the Tweed Public Library,  Metcalf St. 

February 5th, 2019: Call of the Forest

 Our club will present the film “Call of the Forest” featuring scientist and best selling author Diana Beresford-Kroeger. Our local Jim Pederson will also at the meeting to speak on native trees and how to acquire seedlings.

 

March 5th, 2019:  Pollinator Friendly Yards

Maya Navrot, Education and Stewardship Coordinator for Quinte Conservation, will share a photo presentation which incorporates suggestions of how yards, garden spaces, and even patios can help pollinators.  A variety of styles will be presented, from butterfly planters and tendered butterfly gardens to naturalized wildflower meadows.  She will cover planning steps, types of native wildflowers and shrubs to consider, as well as the important role pollinators play in our environment and in our everyday lives. 

April 2nd, 2019:  What’s New for 2019

Victoria Whitney of Griffin’s Greenhouse of the Peterborough area will get us inspired for spring.  She will be doing a presentation of new plants for 2019 and must have for our garden.

May 7th, 2019:  Growing Flowers for Making Cut Flower Arrangements

Rebecca Wheatley will be speaking on cut flower arrangements and growing your own flowers which will include garden layout and design.

June 4th, 2019: Container Water Gardens

Peter Gill along with his wife Christine are founding members of the Water Garden Society. They built their pond in the early 90’s and are still active members of the Water Garden Society. They will be bringing marginal plants for sale with them.

 

August 6th, 2019:  Potluck Dinner at the Foran’s & Mini Garden Tour 6pm

Members and spouses come enjoy an evening garden tour of Valerie Foran’s and Linda Holmes garden on Kenner Court followed by  a Potluck Dinner at Chris and Valerie Foran’s, 82 Kenner Court, Tweed. Remember to bring your chair, your favourite potluck main dish and dessert, cup, plate and utensils.

Directions: From Tweed:  From Hwy 37 turn onto the Marlbank Rd and take first right onto Kenner Court. Linda is 20 Kenner Court and Valerie is 82 Kenner Court.

 

September 3rd, 2019:  Heirloom Seed Saving:  Growing History in the Garden

At Bumblerock Farm, just outside of Roblin, Karen & Maarten ten Cate and their children produce  delicious honey & organic veggies and they are stewards of a large heirloom seed collection.  Karen will share her seed saving successes (and mistakes!) to encourage others to learn this satisfying and important skill. 

 

October 1st, 2019:  Canning

Nadine Campeau of the Gateway Community Health Centre will talk on preserving your harvest by canning. She will also be doing a demonstration on making salsa.

 

November 5th, 2019: Christmas Decorating & AGM

Sheila Harris will be showing us some new ideas for Christmas Decorating. Bring along your clippers, this will also be a worshop. More details to follow at a latter date.

AGM:  Our horticultural society has been very successful over the years with thanks to our members and all their new ideas. At the Annual General Meeting we will be asking for you to help by joining our executive so you, too, can bring forward ideas and topics that you find interesting or ones that maybe you have seen used by other clubs. New ideas keep our club fresh and interesting. The Financial Report for the past year will be presented for approval.

Please Note:  Volunteer Hours for December 2018 to November 2019 are now required by Jean Clark.  Deadline is November 15, 2019. For more info call 613-478-5535 or email hours to tweedhort@gmail.com

 

December 3rd, 2019:  Pot Luck Christmas Dinner – 6 pm

Come enjoy an evening with fellow members to celebrate the end of another gardening year. We will enjoy a pot luck supper followed by a video presentation of our hard work and guest speakers of 2018. To end the evening we will have a presentation of pins to qualifying members for years of service and a Quarter Freenzy. So don’t forget your quarters.

Bring your favourite pot luck dish, dessert item, plate, utensils and wine glass. This dinner is open to members and spouses only.