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Softscaping Your Garden

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kemptville Pentecostal Church, 1964 County Road 43
Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1J0 Canada

Guest speaker: Tom Bryant from Floral Design Landscaping

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Trees of Eastern Ontario

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rockcliffe Park Community Hall, 380 Springfield Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1M0K7 Canada

Speaker:  Owen Clarkin Owen has been studying the trees of Eastern Ontario as a dedicated amateur since the age of four. He grew up near Russell, Ontario, finished a degree in natural sciences in 2012 and is serious about tree identification and ecology from an Eastern Ontario perspective, joined by a core group of colleagues. In addition to leading public nature hikes, Owen regularly contributes to local and worldwide plant identification forums on social media.

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Eco Farm Days

February 24
Ramada Inn, Cornwall, 805 Brookdale
Cornwall, ON K6J 4P3 Canada

“ADAPTATION” Keynote: Mary Howell and Klaas Martens, organic mixed farmers, owners of Lakeview Organic Grains in New York, and regular contributors to ACRES USA Feb 25: Keynote address, 40 exhibitor trade show, organic lunch and a dozen workshops relating to plants, livestock, and soils. Also a reception dinner and screening of the new documentary Modified, by Aube Giroux, in partnership with Transition Cornwall+ and All Things Food. Feb 26: ALSO JOIN us for one of two full day, intensive and…

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Eco Farm Days

February 25
Ramada Inn, Cornwall, 805 Brookdale
Cornwall, ON K6J 4P3 Canada

Feb 25: JOIN us for one of two full day, intensive and participatory workshops: Polyculture Livestock: Synergizing multiple livestock species into a single pasturing system, with veterinarian Dr Hubert and Suzanne Karreman, of Reverence Farms and Café. The Permaculture Market Garden: Apply Permaculture principles without jeopardizing production, with Zach Loeks, author and farmer at Kula Permaculture Farm. Check www.ecofarmday.ca and www.facebook.com/cogosochapter and www.twitter.com/ecofarmday for details and updates

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Drystone Walls

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y4M3 Canada

Speaker: Jo Hodgson Specializing in drystone construction and restoration for both private gardens and public spaces, Jo is a professional drystone waller from the U.K. who moved to Canada in 2003 and established her own company, ‘Stonescapes’, now based in Ottawa area. Ever wondered how those stone walls surrounding gardens and fields got there, let alone survived for up to hundreds of years? Jo will give a brief history of the development of drystone walling and take us on a…

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March Garden Activities – for Canadian Hardiness zones 4 and 5

March 1

For March   plant flower and vegetable seeds indoors   prune fruit trees and grape vines   start tuberous begonias in pots   remove winter protection from shrubs and evergreens, but do so on an overcast day to prevent sun-scorch  

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March Vegetable Growing Calendar For Canadian Hardiness zones 4 and 5

March 1

In early March, you can plant pepper seeds indoors. In late March, plant seeds of tomatillos, eggplants, ground cherries, herbs, and green onions indoors. Broccoli and Brussel sprouts for early planting can also be started inside. If growing under lights, ensure that the lights are 5-10 centimetres at most above the seedlings to avoid weak and spindly plants. Seedlings in windows need the best light available.

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Ottawa Seedy Saturday

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ron Kolbus Centre, 102 Greenview Ave
Ottawa, ON Canada

For more information, please email greta@seeds-organic.com

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$5

From Shade to Sun – Converting a Garden, Plus Seed Exchange

March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Old March Town Hall, 821 March Road
Ottawa, Ontario K2K 2M5 Canada

Master Gardener Diane McClymont Peace joins us to discuss how to convert your garden from a shade garden to a "sun" garden - a must for anyone who has recently lost mature trees.

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$15 - $30

Urban Organic Gardening Seminars

March 10 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Hintonburg Community Center, 1064 Wellington St W
Ottawa, ON K1Y2Y3 Canada

Three full seminars: Growing Organic Vegetables, Herbs & Edible Flowers – This seminar will be an overall introduction to organic gardening. Join us for a jam-packed seminar filled with topics like finding a gardening space, individual vs community gardens, creating the actual physical structure of the garden, plant requirements, realities of the Ottawa Valley climate, importance of diversity, identifying heat loving vs cold tolerant veggies, uncommon veggies, the gardening calendar, basic gardening techniques and care such as planting strategies, mulching, watering, weeding,…

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