Local Tweed resident, Dorothy Hunt shared her dehydrating skills at the October meeting of the Tweed and District Horticultural Society. Since Dorothy has a HUGE garden, she traditionally used canning and freezing as a means to preserve her fruits and vegetables. However, as the garden grew and storage space became limited, Dorothy needed to find another means to preserve her crops. She turned to the dehydrating process and according to Dorothy, “It is a lot of fun and I am always trying new foods!” Continue reading “A Word About Dehydration”
After a very hot and very dry summer, many members of the Tweed and District Horticultural Society were wondering what to do with the herbs that they had lovingly nurtured during this summer…..well Brad Smith and Michelle Cole of Herb Haven in Napanee shared many ideas with the group at the September meeting.
Brian Scott, owner of Innisfil Creek Honey (south of Barrie) shared his experiences as a beekeeper at the June meeting of the Tweed and District Horticultural Society. Brian is a commercial beekeeper and operator of a beekeeping supply store in Innisfil. He is a Certified Queen and Nuc Producer and he supplies customers with honey bee nucleus hives, starter hives and Queen Bees. Brian sells bee equipment and offers lessons on the art of beekeeping.
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Dawn Golloher, owner of Gardens Plus in Peterborough shared easy care perennials in her power point presentation at the May meeting of the Tweed and District Horticultural Society. In spite of the cool spring Ontario has been experiencing in 2016, the 46 members of the group who attended this meeting were eager to see the newest plants “on the block” for this growing season.
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