Upcoming Events

Food Forests
Whether you have a small space or a large lot, you can have a garden and eat it too! Food forests are a low maintenance, sustainable method of growing food for yourself, providing a habitat for wildlife, and beautifying your home.
Date: Monday January 15, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: Senior’s Centre. To register, you must be a member.
Speaker: Joyce Hostyn

Designing your Garden
Date: Monday February 19th, 2:00 pm
Location: Bath Gardening Club, St. John’s Memorial Hall at 216 Church Street, Bath
Speaker: Astrid Muschalla

Pruning Trees and Shrubs the Right Way
Pruning is one of the least understood aspects of gardening and yet knowing when to prune (and more importantly, when not to prune) is critical for growing strong, healthy, attractive trees and shrubs. We’ll take a holistic view of why, when, and how to prune – debunking some common myths along the way.
Date: Wednesday March 7th, 7:30 pm
Location: Kingston Horticultural Society, Ongwanada Resource Centre
Speaker: Joyce Hostyn

Using Native Plants to Attract Pollinators
How to add natives to an established garden and reorganize plants to attract more pollinators.
Date: Wednesday March 14th, 7:00 pm
Location: Gananoque Horticultural Society, Carveth Nursing Home, 375 James Street, Gananoque (use Herbert Street Entrance)
Speaker: Pat Haslett

Designing an Edible Landscape
Date: Friday March 16th, 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Canada Blooms, Toronto
Speaker: Joyce Hostyn

Designing an Edible Landscape
Whether you have a small space or a large lot, you can have a beautiful garden and eat it too! Edible landscapes are a low maintenance, sustainable method of growing food for yourself, providing a habitat for wildlife, and beautifying your home.
Date: Saturday March 31st, 2:30-3:30 pm
Location: Calvin Park Branch, Kingston Public Library
Speaker: Joyce Hostyn

Garden Creation 2 methods – easy and fertile
Building a garden from scratch is easier and cheaper than you think. We’ll look at two methods of building your garden: lasagna bed making and hugelkultur. Both methods build soil fertility, retain moisture, improve drainage, sequester carbon in the soil, maximize growing space and increase soil temperature just enough to boost plant growth.
Date: Thursday May 10th, 7:30 pm
Location: Kingston Horticultural Society, Ongwanada Resource Centre
Speaker: Astrid Muschalla

Past Workshops

Gardening for the Birds
Increase the number and variety of birds in your yard. Learn how to design a garden that provides the food niches, nesting sites, shelter, water, and safety that birds need.
Monday November 6, 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Senior’s Centre. To register, you must be a member.
Speaker: Joyce Hostyn

ABCs of Garden Design
Are your Hens & Chicks buried under your Hostas? Do you lose all of the colour in your garden after May? A look at the essentials in garden design, based on two views: the macro (wide view), and micro (close-up). Emphasis will be on using native plants.
Monday November 27, 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Senior’s Centre. To register, you must be a member.
Speaker: Astrid Muschalla