Showing posts with label October. Show all posts
Showing posts with label October. Show all posts

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Ontario Native and Invasive Plants: Friends and Foes

Lanark County Master Gardeners

Join us for a one day learning event
Saturday October 26, 2019
8:30 am-3 pm
Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa

An invasive plant is an alien species whose introduction or spread negatively impacts native biodiversity, the economy and society including human health.  Second to habitat loss, invasive species have been identified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as the most significant threat to biodiversity.
The Master Gardeners of Lanark County and Ottawa-Carleton are presenting an all day learning session to help gardeners learn how to deal with these Invasive Plants and learn the benefits to planting Native Plants.  We present a full day of learning with the following speakers:
  • Iola Price is the President of the Ontario Invasive Plant council.  She will be describing the Impact of Invasives on our Natural Environment including the social, ecological and financial impact.
  • Naomi Campbell is an associate professor of biology at Carleton University.  Her current research works to help combat invassive species, using natural population control methods.  She will describe how insects are used to biologically control of weeds and insect pests in the garden
  • Trish Murphy--Native Plants.
We will also have two Master Gardener Speakers:
  • Julianne Labreche--Lessons Learned after Bee City Ottawa Collapsed in Disorder
  • Ankaret Dean--Controversy in Lanark County.
In addition to our speakers we have:
  • Displays provided by other groups 
  • Silent Auction
  • Delicious Lunch.
All this for only $35.  Register now. Individual Registration  Group Registration

Monday, October 1, 2018

Edible Garden Newsletter October 2018

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter October 2018 is now available.  This months newsletter provides an introduction to the world of Indoor Grow Tents.  These tents come in a variety of sizes and are beneficial for gardeners who want to start plants or those who wish to actually grow produce in their own homes.  As many of you know, October is garlic planting month.  Whether you are a novice garlic planter or have been doing it for years, there is something in this article for everyone.  October is also the time to deal with leaves, leaves and more leaves.  Finally see what one gardener learned about Roadside Vegetable Gardens on a recent trip to Newfoundland.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Technical Update--Designing resilient gardens for our times.

Lanark County Master Gardeners
Technical Update--Designing resilient gardens for our times.  What is a gardener to do?  One year (2016) is a severe drought.  The next year, record rainfall brings floods.  How do you create a garden that can thrive in all these sessions.  The Master Gardeners of Ottawa Carelton and Lanark County and pleased to present an all day seminar to help you, the gardener create a resilient garden for all of these times. This seminar covers three major topics:
  • Water and drought management
  • Soil Management
  • Wash and wear plants (planting for resilience).
More details about each session and the speakers biographies.

When:  Saturday October 21

Where:   Rideau Park United Church 2203 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa

What is the cost: Only $35 which includes lunch.  (After October 7 price is $40)

How do I sign up:  Registration Form Single or Group

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter October 2016

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter for October 2016 --October is a prime time for creating new garden beds.  This month's newsletter is a "how to" on using recycled materials to create beautiful and useful garden beds.  It encourages you to grow the Thanksgiving favourite herb, Sage and helps you find ways to fight the dreaded Asparagus Beetle.  Don't forget that October is also the month to plant Garlic.  Want to know how?  Revisit the October 2014 Edible Garden Newsletter.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Edible Garden Newsletter October 2015

Now that it is fall it is time start to think of the next gardening season.  It is a terrific time to start a new Edible Garden so you will be ready to plant come spring.  In this issue of the Edible Garden Newsletter, we discuss how to locate the best site on your property to plant edibles and the different alternatives to changing your garden location from turf to a spot where your garden will thrive.  Finally, an introduction to the Big Wigs in our garden, the Earwig. Read more.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Insects in Your Garden Technical Update

Who is eating my plants?  What can I do about it?  How can I attract beneficial insects to my garden?  If these questions have been running through your mind, join us for an all day information session on Saturday October 3 in Carleton Place.  This day is brought to you by the Master Gardeners of Ottawa Carleton and Lanark County at the low cost of $30 ($35 after September 20) and includes your lunch, coffee, muffin and snacks.  To get the low price send an email before September 21 to register More Information.  Speakers bios and topics.  Registration Form.
and mail in your cheque.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Leaves, Glorious Leaves!

Leaves add beauty to the landscape from Spring until their colourful climax in the fall.  Are they an asset or a liability after the fall?  Read on

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Edible Garden Newsletter October 2014

Do you want to grow your own garlic?  Now is the time to get planting and this issue shows you how.  Also learn about growing perennial  vegetables.  Book reviews, recipes, gardening tips and more.  October 2014

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