2024 Program

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm at Tweed Public Library, 230 Metcalf St. (Please use side door). If you like gardening, come and join us. Please note time and location changes for special meetings. A $3.00 fee/meeting applies to non-members.

Feb. 6, 2024

Coast to Coast Tour of Canadian Gardens Large and Small:  Penny Stewart

Penny Stewart has won many design and horticultural trophies over 60 years of gardening. She was a key player in the development of a green garden in front of the Ministry of Environment office in Kingston. Penny is also an avid photographer who in her travels has documented many wonderful gardens she will share with us.

March 5, 2024

Caring for Riverbanks and Beds:  Quinte Conservation

Quinte Conservation Staff will outline the responsibilities involved in caring for shoreline property. If you own land adjacent to a lake or river or spend time at a seasonal residence, you will receive a number of helpful tips in maintaining healthy shorelines and river/lake beds

April 2, 2024

Sun Worshipper Succulent: Christene Gilbey

Christene Gilbey is the owner of Sun Worshipper Succulents. She has been gardening for many years and has completed her Master Gardening Certificate. Christene will share her love of succulents with us and will be bringing some for sale. (Cash only please) Christene also offers workshops. 

May 7, 2024

Birds, Bees, Butterflies and Beneficial Insects: Habitat Gardening for Wildlife: Lorraine Johnson

Our gardens come alive when visited by birds, bees, butterflies and beneficial insects. This illustrated talk, presented by Lorraine Johnson who is a writer, editor and community advocate for the natural world, provides practical information about how to create welcoming habitat that meets the full life-cycle needs of beneficial insects and other wildlife.

June 4, 2024

Invasive Jumping Worms in Ontario:  Colin Cassin

Invasive Jumping Worms are a threat to our gardens & lawns, farms & forests, as well as bird and animal life. They can kill plants by removing nutrients from the soil, and leave behind bare, dry granular pellets. Colin Cassin, Policy Manager at Ontario’s Invasive Species Centre, will share information about the prevalence of Jumping Worms in Ontario and will provide suggestions about what we can do to avoid damage by this invasive species on our properties.     

July 5-6-7, 2024

Tweed Fair 

Come support our local Tweed Fair. Check out the list of exhibits to enter and events at Tweedfair.net

August 6, 2024 at 6 pm

Pot Luck Supper

Members & spouses only event. Remember to bring your favourite pot luck main dish, dessert, cup, plate and utensils.

September 3, 2024

Oops A Daisy Flower Design: Dawn Harper

Dawn Harper is the owner of Oops a Daisy Flower Farm and Florist in Erinsville. She grows fresh cut flowers for bouquets and special occasions. Dawn will be bringing a selection of her flowers and demonstrating some of her designs. Dawn also offers workshops.

October 1, 2024

The Dirt on Dirt: Carson Arthur

Carson Arthur owner of Carson’s Garden + Market and host of Take it Outside with Carson Arthur on CJBQ will explain the tricky world of bagged soils, fertilizers and amendments. He will also explain compost and manure.

Please note: This special speaker will be at the White Building at the fair grounds in Tweed at 7pm. Make sure to tell your friends.  A free will offering for non members.

November 5, 2024

Christmas Decorating and AGM

Valerie Foran, Nancy Lessard and Liz Holgate will demonstrate some Christmas projects to decorate your home using a variety of winter greenery.  At our AGM we ask members to consider joining our executive board.

December 3, 2024

Pot Luck Christmas dinner- 6 pm

Come enjoy an evening with fellow members to celebrate the end of another gardening year. A slide show of the years events and gardens will be shown in addition to our quarter frenzy game. Bring your favourite pot luck dish, dessert item, plate, utensils and glass. This dinner is open to members and spouses only.