March 3rd, 2020: Spring Garden Planning: Kailey Bosch, Owner of Melrose Market Garden Join us for an interactive workshop to help you grow your bountiful vegetable garden this season. We will cover topics ranging from planning your garden and seed starting, to succession planting, companion planting and building healthy soil! Kailey will be sharing tips and tricks to ensure a beautiful harvest all season long!
April 7th, 2020: Growing fruit with John Wise
John Wise is the owner/operator of Wiseacres, an organic farm ecosystem. He will talk about growing raspberries, strawberries, asparagus and tree fruits. He will also discuss sustainability in terms of plant/animal interdependence.
May 5th, 2020: Cannabis
Tara Weed and Lorraine Zak of Mohawk Medibles present the Wonderful World of Cannabis. They’ll talk about growing cannabis, how cannabis can help with health, how to cook with it, the benefits of CBD and THC and how they can work separately or together, the benefits of tinctures, stabs, rubs and creams, and the difference between sativa and indica.
June 2nd, 2020: Backyard Foraging by Barbara Roch
Barbara Roch foraged with her European mother, aunts and cousins from a young age, making it a life practice with an emphasis on sustainability. She gives tours, offers consultations, recommends meals & products and shares PowerPoint presentations. In her visual journey, she will guide us in the discovery of healthful, tasty ‘weeds’, perennials and parts of domestic vegetables rarely used. Barbara takes great pleasure in introducing folks to the treasure trove of healthy foods growing naturally right outside our doors.
August 4th, 2020: Potluck Dinner at the Foran’s & Mini Garden Tour 6pm
Members and spouses come enjoy an evening garden tour of Valerie Foran’s garden followed by a Potluck Dinner hosted by Chris and Valerie Foran. Remember to bring your chair, your favourite potluck main dish and dessert, cup, plate and utensils.
Following the potluck, you are welcome to visit the gardens of Linda Holmes.
September 1st, 2020: Gardens of Quebec
Penny Stewart will be sharing with us a Power Point show of some of the great gardens she has visited in Quebec. Always great to see gardens of interest that are close enough for us to visit on a summer get away.
October 6th, 2020: Vegan Cooking
Mary Williams and Carlene Charles will speak on gut and brain health. They will be bringing in one of their vegetable dishes from their cookbook on Vegan Cooking to sample. Books will be available for purchase.
November 3rd, 2020: Christmas Decorating & AGM
Sheila Harris will be demonstrating making a Christmas Angel for your winter decorating. Bring along your clippers and tomato cage and pine. This will be a workshop. 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 2019 to November 2020 are now required by Jean Clark. Deadline is November 15, 2020. For more info or to email hours: firstname.lastname@example.org
December 1st, 2020: 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 2020. To end the evening, we will have a presentation of pins to qualifying members for years of service and a Quarter Frenzy. Don’t forget your quarters.
Bring your favourite pot luck dish, dessert item, plate, utensils and cup. This dinner is open to members and spouses only.