Past Years' Schedule of Speakers and Monthly Meetings

2017 - 2018 Schedule

September 12, 2017
“A Tour of Philadelphia’s Fabulous Longwood Gardens :
Where Longstanding Roots Give Rise to Spectacular Things"
with D2 members Cathi and Michael Fournier
Plus Fall Vegetable, Fruit & Flower Show
October 10, 2017
“Beekeeping with the Flow Hive : A New and Innovative Way of Keeping Bees"
with WCGC member Jacqui Ehninger-Cuervo

November 14, 2017
“Bloomers are the Craze: The Gardens at Ottawa's Central Experimental Farm”
with author Richard Hinchcliff
Plus: WCGC Annual General Meeting
December 12, 2017
Holiday Potluck and Silent Auction
6:30 p.m. start
January 9, 2018
“Creating an Edible Design”
with Telsing Andrews of Aster Lane Edibles
February 13, 2018
“Ireland in the Spring”
with WCGC member Phil Reilly
March 13, 2018
“Double, Double Soil and Trouble: A Panel of Master Gardeners Discusses Lawn Care"
moderated by past president Anne Gadbois
April 10, 2018
“Natural Pest Control by Focusing on Growing Healthy Plants”
with WGCG past president and master gardener David Hinks
May 8, 2018
“Child's Play : Gardening with Children, Fairies, and More"
with WCGC Member and Master Gardener Judith Cox
June 12, 2018
Spring Social (no speaker)
Plus: Plant & Vegetable Show and Election of WCGC executive


2016 - 2017 Schedule

September 13, 2016
“The Power of Pollinators"
with Dr. James Coupland of FarmForest Research
Plus Fall Flower & Vegetable Show
October 11, 2016
“It Starts with a Seed : 
How to Collect, Save, and Use Seeds from your Garden”
with Kate Green of USC Canada

PLUS Flower Seed Exchange with WCGC Member Donna Cook
Click HERE for more information about the seed exhange
November 8, 2016
“Taking Companion Planting to the Next Level”
with Master Gardener Rebecca Last
Plus: Annual General Meeting
Click here to view/download Rebecca's Presentation
December 13, 2016
Holiday potluck and silent auction
6:30 p.m. start
January 10, 2017
“Creating an Edible Design”
with Telsing Andrews of Aster Lane Edibles
Note: This meeting was cancelled owing to a winter storm
and rescheduled for January 9, 2018
February 14, 2017
“Designing a Landscape for Large Lots”
with Welwyn Wong of Welwyn Wong Landscape Design
March 14, 2017
“Child's Play : Gardening with Children, Fairies, and More"
with Master Gardener Judith Cox
Note: This meeting was cancelled owing to a winter storm
and rescheduled for May 8, 2018
April 11, 2017
“Keep it Contained : Get Inspired to Create Dazzling Containers”
with Master Gardener Catherine Disley
May 9, 2017
“Perennial Pleasures : New Varieties, Favourites,
and How to Choose and Care for Them”
with Robert Wolodarski of Artistic Landscape Design
Plus: Mini spring flower show
June 13, 2017
Spring flower show and social
Plus: Election of Garden Club executive

2015 - 2016 Schedule

September 8, 2015
“Pruning practices and techniques” + Q&A
with gardening expert Ed Lawrence of CBC Radio
Carp Agricultural Hall - Carp Fairgrounds, 3790 Carp Rd - 7:00 pm
October 13, 2015
“The Sweetness of a Simple Life”
In collaboration with the Carp Branch of the Ottawa Public Library,
we present a talk by renowned botanist Diana Beresford-Kroeger.
Dr. Beresford-Kroeger will discuss her book "The Sweetness of the Simple Life"
and her upcoming documentary "10 Trees that can Save the World".
November 10, 2015
“The Lee Valley Story”
with Robin Lee of Lee Valley Tools
December 8, 2015
Holiday potluck and silent auction
6:30 p.m. start
January 12, 2016
“Walking the High Line”
A look at the abandoned rail line in New York City that was turned into a park
with gardener and engineer Rob Brandon
February 9, 2016
“My big fat hoop house adventure”
with club president and master gardener David Hinks
March 8, 2016
“Weathering the storm”
How a rain garden makes a beautiful way to manage stormwater runoff
with NCC landscape architect Carole Crossan
NOTE: Carole has kindly made her list of website links available.
Download either the Microsoft Word or PDF document for these links.
April 12, 2016
“Reviving a Tired Garden”
with master gardener Mary Reid of Green Thumb Garden Centre
May 10, 2016
“Standouts for your Gardens”
New and underused perennials, grasses and shrubs
with Suzanne Patry of Whitehouse Perennials
Plus: Mini spring flower show

May 2016 (Date TBA)
Spring plant sale
Carp Farmers Market - Carp Fairgrounds, 3790 Carp Rd
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
June 14, 2016
Spring flower show and social

2014 - 2015 Schedule

September 9, 2014
"A Judge's Tips for Showing Flowers and Vegetables"
 with Ken Fink, Ontario Horticultural Association Judge
October 14, 2014
"The Foundations, Fundamentals, and Techniques
of the Square Foot Gardening Method"
 with Carolyn Klickermann, Certified SFG Teacher
November 11, 2014
"Christmas Décor and Holiday Flowers Demonstration"
 with Catherine Disley, Master Gardener
December 9, 2014
"Holiday Potluck and Silent Auction"
5:30 pm
January 13, 2015
"Making Scents of Your Garden"
with Master Gardener Judith Cox
who is also the gardener at Saunders Farm
February 10, 2015
"A Sneak Peak at Aquatopia"
with owner Nicholas Bott of The Pond Clinic
NOTE: This month’s meeting will take place at Aquatopia, 2710 March Rd.
(at the corner of Diamondview, just east of Hwy. 417)
March 10, 2015
"Vertical Vegetables"
with horticulturalist Ken Brown
April 14, 2015
"Getting Your Body in Gear for a New Season"
Tips and advice from yoga instructor Sandy Heron
and chiropractor Dr. Pierre Paradis
May 12, 2015
"3-D Design"
The 3 "D's" of the Club (Denise Burnham, Donna Caldwell & Donna Christie) will demonstrate and
discuss ways to apply the elements of design to three-dimensional floral art.
June 9, 2015
"Spring Flower Show and Social"

2013 - 2014 Schedule

September 10, 2013
"Garden Design to Attract Birds to our Gardens"
 with David Hinks, Master Gardener
& Vegetable and Fruit show
October 8, 2013
"Rainbow Heritage Farms and a focus on Heirloom Garlic"
 with Kylah Dobson & Zach Loeks
(also a market table of heritage veggies for sale)
November 12, 2013
"Festive Decoration Demonstration"
 with Denise Burnham, Owner of Bumble Bee Blooms
at the Hive in Carp
December 10, 2013
"Holiday Potluck and Silent Auction"
6:30 pm
January 14, 2014
"Gardens of Cuba"
 with Mary Ann Van Berlo, Master Gardener
February 11, 2014
"From Plants to Hardscaping - It All Starts with a Solid Design"
with Trevor Cullen, Cullen Landscaping Ltd.
March 11, 2014
"Garden Design to Suit Your Personality"
with Phil Tuba
April 8, 2014
"Introduction to Permaculture"
with Tom Marcoantonio, Master Gardener
May 13, 2014
"Zenscaping: Bringing Principles of Japanese Garden Design to Ottawa Gardens"
with Rebecca Cragg, Camellia Teas of Ottawa
June 10, 2014
"Strawberry Social & Spring Flower Show"