January 11, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m.
Please Welcome Niki Jabbour from Savvy Gardening
Niki will be speaking about her recently released (December 2020) book on more productive, weather-resistant, pest free vegetable garden. See our Facebook Event for more details, or look in our upcoming Greenleaf edition. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Monday February 8, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m.
Please Welcome Sean James
Bringing Back the Nearly Dead: Renovating an Existing Landscape.
Named by GardenMaking magazine as one of “20 Making a Difference” and by Landscape Ontario of 2020’s Garden Communicator of the year, gardening has been Sean James’ hobby and profession for almost 40 years. A graduate of Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, a Master Gardener, writer, and teacher, Sean focuses on eco-gardening techniques, which makes sense since he grew up surrounded by nature. Sean owns ‘Sean James Consulting & Design’ and instructs at Mohawk College. His presentation Bringing Back the Nearly Dead: Renovating an Existing Landscape will take us through step by step, dealing with a landscape afflicted with the usual challenges. Starting with a standard landscape, we will erase those challenges and redesign the situation of how to use the existing material & assets when upgrading an older landscape. Discussion will include design principles and construction priorities, winter interest, pruning, and hardscaping. See More
Monday March 8, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m.
Please Welcome Durham Master Gardener :
Preparing your Garden for Spring
Spring is a time for renewal in the garden and this talk provides information on getting your garden ready for the new growing season. Topics covered include spring clean, lawn care, creating healthy soil, insect and weed control, planting and mulches. No matter the weather…Spring is Coming!
Monday April 12, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m.
Please Welcome Tara Nolan
Gardening Your Front Yard: Projects and Ideas for Big & Small Spaces
Looking for ideas to transform your front yard from a bland grass-scape to a vital living space? It’s hard to know where to start, but Tara Nolan’s new book provides inspiration as a jumping off point to various front yard concepts. Learn about topics ranging from sustainable ideas, like rain gardens and eco-friendly grass alternatives, to planting for pollinators and sneaking veggies into your front yard perennial garden. Tackle easy projects, like planting a sedum carpet on a driveway, building a side table for your front yard patio where you can grow lettuce, putting together a pollinator palace, and turning a window well into a raised bed. Start thinking about what you want to do now, and get ready to dig in. See More.
Monday May 10, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m.
Durham Master Gardeners:
Sherry has completed the Horticulturist Certificate from the University of Guelph, and has been an active member with the Durham Master Gardeners since 2011. Sherry completed a Certificate in Horticultural Therapy in 2016. She is committed to gardening in harmony with nature, supporting birds, butterflies, and other pollinators. Her interests include native plants and creating therapeutic and sustainable landscapes.
Sherry will be providing insights on Perennials and we will keep you posted with more details as they become available.
Monday June 14, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m.
Paul brings his knowledge of horticulture along with his passion and creativity to our members with his presentation on Container Gardening. With a background that includes a 20-year career in the horticulture retail sector, 10 years as the Director of Horticulture at Toronto Botanical Gardens, and most recently as a professor with Niagara College’s Environment division Paul is well known in the gardening world. His step by step guide to creating an eye-catching and lasting planter while outlining the principles and beyond the box thinking are sure to inspire our members See More
Monday Sept 13, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m.
Please Welcome Dan Cooper
“Gardening from a Hammock helps us get organized by assisting with choices of low-maintenance plants that keep working when we don’t. Talented gardeners tell us why they choose certain plants, how to work the soil, watering techniques, and how to get the maximum benefit from our choices. Essentially, how to garden smart so it’s not work.”
Monday October 18, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m.
We will be featuring Buffalo Garden Walks; spectacular spots of green and inspiration for the year to come.
Monday Nov 8, 2021 @ 7:30 p.m.
To Be Determined
At this time with the COVID restrictions in place, this meeting has yet to be finalized. If we are able to move forward, we will let our members know closer to time.
Thank you for your patience.