Oshawa Garden Club

keeping our community green

2017 Speakers

Meeting Information
Members meet at 7:30 pm on the second Monday of the month and the third Monday in October at St. George's Ukrainian Heritage Centre (LVIV Hall) 38 Lviv Blvd., Oshawa (
see map). Free refreshments are offered. Please lug-a-mug. There are no meetings in July, August or December.

Visitors to Meetings
Bring a friend (or yourself) to the meetings. The guest pays $5 and when they join the $5 goes towards the membership fee. Now that's a great deal! See Membership for details.

January 9
Elaine Davidson
Ms. Davidson has been gardening for 60 years and she enjoys sharing her knowledge with others. She has a keen interest in herbs and vegetables.

February 13
Native Gardening and Adapting to our Climate Change

Mary Olaveson
Senior Lecturer in the Biology Department UOIT

March 13

Angie Mennen-Allen
Ms Mennen-Allen is the General Manager of Pathways to Perennials and she can be seen on the Weather Network’s Garden Expert segments.

April 10
The Greenhouse Project

Nancy Lawrence
Parkwood Estate is our local treasure. Their Foundation received a Canada150 Community Infrastructure Program grant to help fund the restoration of the greenhouses.
Saving Glass Gardens - A 2017 Celebration - If you too would like to support and preserve this national and historic site by volunteering or donating, please see the website. The cost for an annual membership is $50.00.

May 8
No Guff Vegetable Gardening
Steven Biggs

Mr. Biggs is a writer and speaker on farms, food and gardens. His book, No Guff Vegetable Gardening, puts vegetable gardening within reach of everyone. Subscribe to his newsletter Grubbing.

June 12
Plants That Like It Hot
Succulents: tender treasures and hardy garden perennials
Paul Zammit

Mr. Zammit is the Nancy Eaton Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden. He is an inspiring and sought after garden speaker.

September 11
What To Do With A Downpour: Ornamental Ways To Handle Rain Water
Sean James

Mr. James’ eco-consulting landscape business specializes in handling rain water, habitat creation, and biodiversity. www.fernridgelandscaping.com

October 16
Grasses In The Landscape
Karl Kohnen

Mr. Kohnen is one of four brothers running a family business, the Black Forest Garden Centre in King City. www.blackforestgardencentre.com

November 13
Holiday DeĢcor Ideas and Inspiration

It is our tradition at the November meeting to enjoy a design demonstration created with winter greenery. Look forward to our Craft Sale and meet your new Board members at the Annual General Meeting