Rideau 1000 Islands Master Gardeners

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Ask a Master Gardener: Weekly Call-In

On Thursday January 12, 2023 the Rideau 1000 Islands Master Gardeners launched the fourth season of Ask a Master Gardener with a focus on biodiversity, climate resilience, edibles, and seasonal gardening. Under the umbrella theme of “The Year of the Biodiverse Garden,” weekly presentations and virtual garden tours fall under the rotating topics of:

  • the edible garden
  • the seasonal garden
  • the climate resilient garden
  • the biodiverse garden

Join us Thursday afternoons at 1PM for Ask a Master Gardener. Here is the schedule for the first 3 months:

  • January 12 – Gardening catalogues & gardening books for winter garden dreaming
  • January 19 – Gardening journals for climate resilience
  • January 26 – Don’t just plant milkweed- why diverse plant material is critical
  • February 2 – Susie’s favourite vegetables. 
  • February 9 – Starting vegetables and summer annuals from seed
  • February 16 – Keystone trees in the landscape
  • February 23 – Biodiverse (bee) lawns
  • March 2 – Growing onions, leeks, shallots
  • March 9 – Pruning and training fruit trees
  • March 16 -The climate resilient garden begins with the soil
  • March 23 – Rethinking pests

Plus more throughout the year.

Ask a Master Gardener connects people interested in transitioning from monoculture lawns to climate friendly, biodiverse yards. Sign up for the series on Eventbrite or by subscribing to our newsletter.

Ask a Master Gardener is run by Rideau 1000 Islands Master Gardeners at no cost, though donations are gratefully accepted. Rideau 1000 Islands Master Gardeners are volunteers with horticultural expertise who share a love of gardening, a desire for learning, and a will to promote regenerative, climate resilient gardening practices.

Contact: Astrid Muschalla or Joyce Hostyn at Mgrticoordinator@gmail.com

Check out our blog for summaries of some of these sessions.

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