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Building 72, Arboretum, Central Experimental Farm
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6 Canada
http://friendsofthefarm.ca

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April 2018

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
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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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May 2018

Unusual Edibles: Growing the Uncommon

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Central Experimental Farm, Building 72, Arboretum, Central Experimental Farm
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6 Canada
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Did you know there’s a root vegetable that tastes like oysters? What about an orange tree that will give you tiny oranges yet is small enough to grow in your window? Come and learn about all sorts of weird and wonderful edibles that can be grown right here in your home and yard. Find out how to grow the uncommon and unexpected for your plate. Esther Bryan is a Master Gardener with MG Ottawa-Carleton who has a passion for growing unusual…

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Lilac Walk Tour

May 19 @ 2:00 am - 3:30 pm
Central Experimental Farm, Building 72, Arboretum, Central Experimental Farm
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6 Canada
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Take a guided tour of the Central Experimental Farm Lilac Walk with the Friends expert Lilac Team Meet at the Macoun Garden in the Ornamental Gardenswest of the Prince of Wales roundabout Visit more than 200 Lilac varieties in the CEF Collection, some dating back to the 19th century Some of the original lilacs planted in the Arboretum in 1886 were moved to the Lilac Walk in 1919 Park at Canada Agriculture and Food Museum lot (Pay and Display) and follow the signs Free admission, donations gratefully accepted during…

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Gardening for the Bees

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Central Experimental Farm, Building 72, Arboretum, Central Experimental Farm
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6 Canada
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There are many different kinds of bees in our garden, both native and non-native. Some species are threatened or endangered. Bees are necessary for pollination and without them our world would be a very different place. This talk by Master Gardener Julianne Labreche, with MG Ottawa-Carleton, has a passion for growing unusual and interesting vegetables. COST: Individual Lectures: $12 FCEF member, $15 non-members

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