Saturday, June 10, 2017: Our Club Plant Sale

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When: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017 @ 9:00am

Where: 
Prospect Road Elementary School parking lot
(2199 Prospect Rd, Hatchet Lake, NS B3T 1R8, Canada)

What:
The Prospect Area Gardening Club members are potting up some beautiful plants at excellent prices from their very own gardens! Drop in to visit a gardener, talk plants, ask questions, and discover new additions for your garden!

Rain date: 
The following day: Sunday, June 11, 2017 @ 9:00am

June 9 - 18, 2017: Garden Days



Canada's Annual Celebration of Gardens & Gardening Garden Days is Growing!
Canada's Annual Celebration of Gardens & Gardening Garden Days is Growing!

Canada's Annual Celebration of Gardens and Gardening

Garden Days is growing!
Garden Days is the national, fun-filled celebration of the vital role that gardens and gardening play in our communities and our lives.  We are pleased to announce that starting this year, Garden Days will be a 10-day event from June 9 to 18 inclusive with National Garden Day being celebrated on Friday, June 16.
 
In response to popular demand, Garden Days 2017 will span two weekends, the second being Father's Day weekend, and the week in between. This 10-day period, from June 9th to 18th inclusive, will give activity organizers, especially schools, much more flexibility to host a weekday activities and /or to host activities on either or both weekends, the choice is yours!  

There is no cost to you for being part of this national program!

 If you are wondering how your horticultural society, club or association can be a part of Garden Days, here are a few suggestions:
  • We invite you to declare Friday June 16th as 'Official Garden Day' in your community. We've made it easy for you to do this. Just visit  http://gardendays.ca  click the 'Garden Day Declaration' button and follow the prompts. Once you receive the official declaration from your Mayor, register it as a Garden Days activity on the website.
  • Schedule a guided tour of a local public garden or park; plant sale; floral arranging demonstration; a guest speaker or a  'how-to' demonstration to benefit your organization and/or the general public. 
  • Host a casual members'-only garden open house and tea party. 
  • Garden Days is a great opportunity to partner up with other like-minded garden/plant organizations to collaborate on a new initiative. 
  • Post a local Garden Days schedule on your website and social media pages to engage community residents to attend your events or to simply inspire them to visit a local park, garden centre, or to just dig in and get gardening!
  • If your community is holding any garden-themed Canada 150 celebrations between June 9 to 18, register the events on the Garden Days website
Whatever you decide to do, we invite you to register your activity or promotion, at no cost, on http://gardendays.ca  It's as simple as clicking on the 'Register' button and inputting your information.
As soon as you register your activity, we'll send you the Garden Days Official Activity logo, which you can use in promotions of your activity.

Looking for inspiration?

If you'd like to see the wide variety of activities that have been organized in previous years, click on 'See Past Activities' at the top of the 'Activities' page at http://gardendays.ca/ You will discover a treasure trove of ideas!
Garden Days is supported by a vibrant national Public Relations and Social Media campaign as well as national and provincial spokespeople. We invite you to connect with your provincial spokesperson by visiting the home page of http://gardendays.ca/ and clicking on the name of your provincial spokesperson, and also to share your activities on the Garden Days Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GardenDaysCanada and on Twitter at:  #gardendayscanada

We hope you'll get involved!

Questions?  Please don't hesitate to get in touch with Carol Cowan at 416-929-1066 or marketing@gardencouncil.ca  
Garden Days is organized by: Canadian Garden Council www.gardencouncil.ca

Wed. May 24: Spring Social & Denise Adams

We support our local food bank by collecting donations at each of our meetings!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Club Social &
Denise Adams

Celebrate gardens springing to life!

7:00pm - 7:30pm 
We'll start with a food fiesta!! Bring along your favourite eats, enjoy the company of garden friends and share your garden plans! :)

7:30pm - 9:00pm
We are excited to hear author Denise Adams' ideas for achieving success gardening close to the sea. Denise will have the following books available for sale (cash only). They make a great gift or gift-to-self!

Atlantic Coastal Gardening  $27.95
Little Book of Sea & Soul  $10.95
For the Love of Lobster   $18.95

Denise Adams is a lifelong seaside gardener who holds a Master of Arts and Art Education from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She has held positions of bilingual tour guide for the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Citadel Hill. She began teaching French immersion and then taught art and sociology at the high school level in the Halifax Region. More recently, she has worked as a survey assistant and is now a landscaping consultant and custom home designer for Saltspray Holdings Inc. in the area of St. Margarets Bay.
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Wed. April 26, 2017: We're in Hammonds Plains with Crystal Godfrey

We will be meeting in a different location this month!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

 

Special Guest Crystal Godfrey


We are invited to visit the Hammonds Plains Area Garden Club this month!

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Guest speaker, Crystal Godfrey (Secret Gardens by Crystal), will present Matching Plants to Conditions: addressing specific situations such as wet areas, alpine gardens, condominium and balcony gardening challenges, woodland gardens, trees for small yards, sun vs. shade loving plants, planting for bloom time and year round interest, hedging and privacy, and dealing with deer!

Location Details
Bedford-Hammonds Plains Community Centre, 202 Innovation Drive, Bedford - basically part of the CPA High School.
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Go in the REC Centre entrance, up the stairs, turn left, and enter the first large room on your right down the hall.

It promises to be a fun night!
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Wed. Mar. 22, 2017: Special Guest & Stuff Swap


We support our local food bank by collecting donations at each of our meetings!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Heirloom Plants
& Stuff Swap

Let's swap seeds, books, magazines, and garden-related items as we welcome The Cochrane Family Farm as our special guest! 

7:00pm - 7:30pm 
Social time and swapping. It's a great time to swap seeds or find a new home for new or used garden goodies!

7:30pm - 9:00pm
We're thrilled to have The Cochrane Family Farm here as our special guest! Frank will cover heirloom seeds, a bit of history, their importance, keeping them pure, their long-term benefits, and what is being done to save them. Seed catalogs and a few product samples will be on hand.  Bring your questions!
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