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Monthly meetings of 2024

EG Gardeners meet on the third Tuesday of the month, 9 times per year.  We meet online in February, March, April and November.  Meetings in May, June, July, September and October are in person at the Mount Albert Community Centre, 53 Main Street, Mount Albert.  Our in person meetings are also live streamed.  To request a link to join our meetings, send us an e-mail  
EVERYONE IS WELCOME! 
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Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024

7:00pm

"An Engineers Approach to House Plant Care"
With Darryl Cheng, author of "The New Plant Parent" and creator of "House Plant Journal".  
Darryl's approach breaks down the barriers to true, long lasting enjoyment of house plants. 
   
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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

7:00pm

"Fighting the Triffids"
We love plants, but some of the plants we love are a bit too enamoured with our natural areas. They’re not native to Canada and they move aggressively into our wild spaces. There ARE non-natives that are fine in our gardens! We’ll talk about which plants we’d like to avoid and some better options – native and non-native, non-invasive – that might be better options. We’ll also touch on how to control some of the aggressors. How invasives affect our biodiversity will also be addressed.
With Sean James
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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

7:00pm

"Herbal Teas, Kayo-Tea and The Ajashki Project"
Learn about how to make herbal tea, herbs to use for herbal tea, Medicinal teas, Kayoki Whiteduck and his horticulture journey, and the Ajashki Food Security and Climate Change Learning Center, a project in Ottawa tackling the problem of food insecurity.
With Kayoki Post-Whiteduck
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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

7:00pm

“Small Space, Big Food: Bountiful Harvest from the Suburbs”
With Carly McDougal

Flower Show

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May 25, 2024, 10 am to Noon

Spring Plant Sale 

Mount Albert Community Centre

53 Main Street, Mount Albert

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

7:00pm

"Garden Maintenance Short Cuts"
As much as we love to garden, we also love to save time and energy. Learn some great tips and tricks to maintain your landscapes with less effort and more wow!
With Aileen Barclay

Flower Show

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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

7:00pm

"Biological Growing- How Nature Feeds Plants"
The soil ecosystem is teaming with soil microorganisms that are responsible for soil structure, cycling nutrients to plants, and managing pests and diseases. We need to know what these organisms do and how they work together in order to fully engage in regenerating our land, our food, and ourselves. This presentation introduces you to the primary microorganisms that need to be in your soil and what practices promote this natural system.
With Mary Beerman​

Flower Show

Outdoor Dinner

August

No meeting this month, see you in September!

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Tuesday, September 17, 2024

7:00pm 

"Gardening for the Future"
We are entering into a new age of gardening. One where our yards and gardens are one of our closest links to the natural world and provide vital habitat for birds and wildlife. This presentation focuses on how to create functional gardens that attract more birds and wildlife and support local ecosystems by enhancing biodiversity. Join Kristen, as she explores several key topics in wildlife gardening including the use of native plants, garden styles and attracting birds and wildlife. Throughout this presentation Kristen will touch on experiences from her wildlife gardening journey.
With Kristen Martyn

Flower Show

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Tuesday, October 15, 2024

7:00pm

"The Hope and Success of Trumpeter Swans in Ontario"
The history and success of the reintroduction of Trumpeter Swans in Ontario. Life cycle and threats as well as what anyone can do to help ensure their continuing existence.
With Donna Lewis
Also our Annual General Meeting- fun presentations, good food, everyone welcome!

Photography Competion

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Tuesday, November 19, 2024

7:00pm 

"Small Trees and Shrubs for Small Spaces"
Often called the backbone of a garden, trees and shrubs give a yard structure and form. They provide benefits of year round beauty, while improving our environment and providing food and habitat for wildlife. How do you choose the right tree for your space? Native is best for biodiversity, but fruit bearing trees may be more to your taste. Large trees can be kept small, but there are many small trees and large shrubs that may be a better fit. The possibilities for small spaces, while not endless are extensive. Come and get a few ideas for creating your own small oasis.
With Cathy Kavassalis
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