Type of Event Online, virtual or video meeting
04nov10:00 am12:00 pm10:00 am - 12:00 pm FREE Composting Basics (Online) Event Organized ByCompost Education CentreCity or AreaBritish ColumbiaType of EventEducation, Courses and Workshops,Online, virtual or video meeting
Learn to make your own backyard compost – a living soil amendment rich in nutrients and micro-organisms! What is the recipe for
What is the recipe for compost success? Why does composting and waste reduction matter? This workshop will explore the answer to these questions and will offer instructions on what it takes to produce an amendment for your garden that is rich in beneficial microorganisms and nutrients! We’ll cover the 6 factors for composting success, how to choose the best composting system for your needs and how to increase the rodent resistance of your compost pile.
Free attendance to this workshop is generously subsidized by the CRD.
Please pre-register for this event.
You can also register for the event by calling our office at 250 386 9676 or via email by contacting email@example.com.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please be in touch if you are no longer able to attend but hold a ticket so we can make your space available to someone else.
This workshop will be hosted live online via Zoom, integrated with Eventbrite. You will get a link to the Zoom meeting upon registering for the event. _____________________________________________________________________________________
The Compost Education Centre is located on unceeded and occupied Indigenous territories, specifically the land of the Lekwungen people— specifically the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. These nations are two of many, made up of individuals who have lived within the porous boundaries of what is considered Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Kwakwa’wakw Territory (Vancouver Island) since time immemorial. At the CEC we seek to respect, honour and continually grow our own understandings of Indigenous rights and history, and to fulfill our responsibilities as settlers, who live and work directly with the land and its complex, vital ecologies and our diverse, evolving communities.
06nov6:30 pm8:00 pm6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Virtual Gardening Series: Gardening Under Cover Event Organized ByVancouver Island Regional LibraryCity or AreaBritish ColumbiaType of EventEducation, Courses and Workshops,Online, virtual or video meeting
Join Master Gardener Jo Canning to… [description forthcoming] [description forthcoming] ZOOM LINK for this FREE EVENT provided closer to the event date. ABOUT THE
ZOOM LINK for this FREE EVENT provided closer to the event date.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Senior Master Gardener Jo-Ann Canning teaches and writes about sustainable gardening and food security in our changing climate. She is an ornamental plant enthusiast, and was a year-round urban food gardener for over 35 years. She has taught seminars at VanDusen Garden, horticultural associations and garden clubs, VIU’s Master Gardener training classes, and the Horticultural Technicians’ Program at VIU’s Paine Centre. Herarticles and photographs have appeared in Canadian, USA and international magazines.
The Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association (VIMGA) is a chapter of the Master Gardeners Association, an international service society of specially trained volunteers who teach science-based sustainable gardening practices to home gardeners. VIMGA is one of the 5 chapters in the British Columbia Association and partnering with the Victoria chapter, specializes in the stewardship of Vancouver Island’s unique environment.
11nov12:30 pm3:30 pm12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Ottawa Rock Garden Club Event Organized ByOttawa Valley Rock Garden & Horticultural SocietyAlpine Bulbs with Oron PeriCity or AreaOttawa & AreaType of EventClub or Society Meeting,Online, virtual or video meeting
Oron Peri is an expert in bulbs of the Mediterranean and Alpine bulbs. In this talk he will identify and describe some of the finest alpine bulb specimens and
Oron Peri is an expert in bulbs of the Mediterranean and Alpine bulbs. In this talk he will identify and describe some of the finest alpine bulb specimens and their locations in nature.
Oron Peri was born in Jerusalem where his family has been living for many generations.
Oron is a plantsman, botanist, author as well as a leader of botanical tours in different parts of the world.
He is a world expert on bulbous plants of the Mediterranean and his book ‘Bulbs of the Eastern Mediterranean’ was published by the AGS in 2015.
Oron is the owner of ‘Seeds of Peace’ a nursery specializing in bulbs mainly from the Mediterranean and South Africa.
This will be a zoom and in-person meeting.
The meeting link will be sent to members in the newsletter and is on the members-only page
information & to request zoom link, email
$5 for non-members which can be applied to membership if you join.
St. Mark Anglican Church
1606 Fisher Ave, Ottawa, ON K2C 1X6
The Ottawa Valley Rock Garden & Horticultural Society (OVRGHS).
We are affiliated with both the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) and the Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA).
Our Society was formed in November 1992. Although the faces have changed somewhat since then, the objectives of the Society have remained the same: to promote and support "rock gardening" on a non-profit basis.
Over the years, we have built upon the solid foundation of the original group. We offer our members:
monthly meetings from September through May featuring local, national and international speakers,
periodic newsletters per year
an annual seed exchange,
spring plant sales each year,
garden tours and field trips,
workshops and demonstrations,
New members are always welcome.
28nov7:15 pm9:15 pm7:15 pm - 9:15 pm Honing your B.S. (Bad Science) Detector, with Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott Event Organized ByOttawa Horticultural SocietyPlus popcorn, plant swap, and native plant seeds!City or AreaOttawa & AreaType of EventClub or Society Meeting,Online, virtual or video meeting,Plant Sale
Popcorn night with a Garden Guru, plus an indoor-plant swap and a visit from the Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library group! In-person at St Mark’s Church, 1606 Fisher Ave, and online (*For those
Popcorn night with a Garden Guru, plus an indoor-plant swap and a visit from the Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library group!
In-person at St Mark’s Church, 1606 Fisher Ave, and online
(*For those tuning in online, please note that Linda Chalker-Scott’s talk will begin at 8:00 p.m., to give those on-site time to have coffee, do the plant swap and pick up wildflower seeds.)
Linda Chalker-Scott will give her presentation over Zoom, but we’d like to turn it into a bit of an event, for those who might like to view the talk on our big screen at St. Mark’s. We’ll have popcorn to munch while watching the screen, and an indoor-plant swap. Bring a plant, take a plant. Any leftover plants will be given away to attendees in a draw.
7:15-8:00 BEFORE THE TALK … Kristina Rudnitski from the Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library will be on hand from 7:15 until the talk begins with information about gardening with native plants and the benefits they bring to the local environment. Late fall/early winter is the perfect time to sow native seeds, and the Seed Library will have a small selection of native plant seeds on hand that you can take home–for free–with simple instructions for winter sowing.
8:00 LINDA’S TALK … Honing Your B.S. (Bad Science) Detector: Informed gardeners want the latest plant and soil science information to use and pass on, but how to tell what’s science – and what’s pseudoscience? This talk will focus on honing your B.S. (Bad Science) detector and provide you with some guidelines for evaluating articles, books, and electronic resources objectively. We’ll then use those guidelines to evaluate information on several products and practices of interest to gardeners everywhere. Dr. Chalker-Scott has prepared a guidance list, copies of which are available for her presentation.
The presentation will also be live broadcast on the OHS YouTube Channel:
ABOUT LINDA … Dr. Chalker-Scott is a professor in the horticultural department at Washington State University and is their Extension Urban Horticulturist. She conducts research in applied plant and soil sciences. She is the award-winning author of five books, and is featured in a video series, ‘The Science of Gardening’. She also is one of the Garden Professors, a group of academic colleagues who educate and entertain through their blog and Facebook pages.
St. Mark Anglican Church
1606 Fisher Ave, Ottawa, ON K2C 1X6