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:

  • March 16 -Transition to a living lawn during No Mow May
  • March 23 – Keystone plants
  • March 30 – Garden tools and care
  • April 6 – Incorporating herbs into the vegetable garden
  • April 13 – Why learn phenology (the timing of seasonal biological events)
  • April 20 – Growing Fruit Trees
  • April 27 – Native grasses & sedges

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

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