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Ottawa Orchid Society Show “Orchidophilia”

April 21 @ 12:01 pm - April 22 @ 5:00 pm
RA Recreational Center, 2451 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, Ontario k1H7x7 Canada

Ottawa Orchid Society Show "Orchidophilia" is being held April 21 - 22, 2018 at the RA Recreational Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON, Canada. The times are 12-5 Saturday and 9-5 Sunday. Get a $2 coupon on our web site  Www.ottawaorchidsociety.com Contact: Janet Johns 613-749-0614 johnjns@sympatico.ca

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Collective Kitchen Facilitator Training

April 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Just Food Farm, 2391 Pepin Court
Ottawa, On K1B4Z3 Canada

Just Food is launching the Ottawa Collective Kitchen Network (OCKN).  The goal is to initiate new, and support existing, collective kitchens throughout Ottawa. If you are looking to start or facilitate a collective kitchen, the Collective Kitchen Facilitator training will include all the information necessary to start one, including different models, setting up the kitchen, recruitment, facilitation, logistics, planning and coordinating on the day, financing, basic food safety and more!  It will also include a collective cooking experience together.  If you already…

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Flowers and Vegetables: Beauty and the Eats

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Central Experimental Farm, Building 72, Arboretum, Central Experimental Farm
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6 Canada

Using flowers in the vegetable garden adds more than just beauty. Flowers attract pollinators and beneficial insects. Many flowers are edible as well. You can add beauty to your vegetable garden and reap the rewards. In this talk, Master Gardener Judith Cox with MG Ottawa-Carleton presents an overview of creating beauty in the garden and growing edibles too. COST: Individual Lectures: $12 FCEF member, $15 non-members

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Square Foot Gardener

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y4M3 Canada

Speaker: Beth Tilbury Would you like to garden without all the back breaking weeding, hoeing and fertilizing? You can do it with Square Foot Gardening ! Find out how to grow more plants in smaller spaces (with less work) than you ever imagined, an discover why gardeners all over the world are joining the SFG revolution. Experienced square foot gardener, Beth Tilbury, will guide us through the steps of construction, creating great soil, the best plant selections, when to plant…

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The Big Red Barn Series: Potluck Natural Pest Control Workshop

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Just Food Farm, 2391 Pepin Court
Ottawa, On K1B4Z3 Canada

Join us for an evening at the Big Red Barn at the Just Food Farm! Bring a dish and join us for potluck from 6:00 - 7:30 and the workshop from 7:30 - 9:00!   TO Register: Comms@justfood.ca

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Building a Garden

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rockcliffe Park Community Hall, 380 Springfield Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1M0K7 Canada

Speaker:  Hattie Klotz Theme:  Building a Garden Hattie Klotz grew up in a Tudor Home that her parents purchased when it was in ruins. They lovingly restored it room by room and then began tending to the neglected landscape of the surrounding grounds. Now more than thirty years later her ancestral U.K. home, Pashley Manor Gardens hosts the largest tulip festival and was awarded Christie’s Garden of the Year award. The 14 acres garden is set in the rolling hills…

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May Garden Activities – for Canadian Hardiness zones 4 and 5

May 1

transfer bedding annuals to outdoors in a protected area or cold frame to harden-off   sow annual seeds including vegetables directly into the soil   check trees for tent caterpillars and other insects   repair any winter damage to lawn, over-seed where necessary (wait 6 weeks after applying corn-gluten meal)   plant perennials, shrubs, trees and hedges   fertilize lawn and start mowing, aerate if necessary   prune summer flowering shrubs   plant annual bulbs (cannas, dahlias, gladiolus, etc.) directly into soil …

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May Vegetable Growing Calendar For Canadian Hardiness zones 4 and 5

May 1

The average date of the last spring frost in eastern Ontario is May 11. As the soil grows warmer, sow annual seeds like beets, carrots, lettuce, late potatoes, and chard directly in the soil. Transplants of cauliflower can be put in. Begin to harden off indoor grown seedlings by transferring them outdoors to a protected area or cold frame. If purchasing seedlings, make sure they are acclimatized to the outdoors before planting. After the Victoria Day weekend, you can plant…

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Collective Kitchen Facilitator Training

May 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Just Food Farm, 2391 Pepin Court
Ottawa, On K1B4Z3 Canada

Just Food is launching the Ottawa Collective Kitchen Network (OCKN).  The goal is to initiate new, and support existing, collective kitchens throughout Ottawa. If you are looking to start or facilitate a collective kitchen, the Collective Kitchen Facilitator training will include all the information necessary to start one, including different models, setting up the kitchen, recruitment, facilitation, logistics, planning and coordinating on the day, financing, basic food safety and more!  It will also include a collective cooking experience together.  If you already…

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$5

Looking at the Elements and Principles of Design

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Old March Town Hall, 821 March Road
Ottawa, Ontario K2K 2M5 Canada

Master Gardener Mary Ann Van Berlo  will explain design elements and principles and give us some ideas on how to increase the visual impact of our gardens.  Topics include:  cover: Design elements – Line, colour, texture, form & shape, space & mass, and movement. Design principles (how those elements work visually in our garden) – repetition, rhythm, emphasis, balance & symmetry, proportion & scale, and unity & diversity Examples of some landscapes to see these elements and principles working together

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