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Events and General Meeting Schedule

Monthly Meeting
Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility

March 26th, 2019
Subject: Adventure in Seed Conservation
Guest Speaker: Stefan Weber

2019 Monthly Flower Show Schedule Please Click here for information in PDF format (313 KB).

2019 Photo Contest Please Click here for information in PDF format (1091 KB).
Entries are due at the March 26th 2019 meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: THE GENERAL MEETING LOCATION FOR MAY, JUNE AND SEPTEMBER IS THE FLOWER CITY SENIORS CENTRE.

Effective September 23rd, 2014, our new meeting location is the Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility at the Flower City Community Campus, 8910 McLaughlin Road, Brampton (South west corner of Queen and McLaughlin).
However, due to room availability, we are moving back to Flower City Seniors Centre, 8870 McLaughlin Road, for the May, June and September meetings. We look forward to seeing you at our old location.

Flower City Seniors Recreation Centre Map

January, 2019
Monthly Meeting
January 22nd, 2019; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility
Subject: Gardens of Chicago
Guest Speaker: Laura Surman
February, 2019
Monthly Meeting
February 26th, 2019; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility
Food Drive
We are collecting non-perishable food items for our 7th annual February Food Drive. Please bring your donations to the February General Meeting and members of the board will deliver them to a local Brampton food bank.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Subject: History and Growing of Native Trees
Guest Speaker: Rick/Mary Robertson
Marion and Rick are the owners of B Sweet Honey Nature Company and Puslinch Naturally Native Trees. They have been beekeeping for over 30 years under the company name of B Sweet Honey Nature Co. Initially, they purchased trees to supplement their bee yards only to discover that the trees were imported from south Carolina and did not survive. They decided to start growing trees and shrubs, about 16 years ago, when they could not find native or Carolinian trees from an Ontario source. They have been selling native and Carolinian trees, shrubs and pollinator plants for the last 5 years from seeds that are hand-picked from Ontario sources. They will be sharing with us the history of Ancient and heritage trees, why they are important to pollinators and their own personal knowledge of growing them and their significance to all of us.
March, 2019

Major Event

7th Annual Seedy Saturday
Saturday, March 9th, 2019; 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location - Century Gardens Recreation Centre, 340 Vodden Street East, Brampton
The Brampton Horticultural Society and the City of Brampton presents their seventh Annual Seedy Saturday & Garden Show.
Please Click here for the poster in PDF format (1407 KB).
Please Click here for Speaker Presentations in PDF format (627KB).
Free admission, ample parking, Seed exchange.
Share, swap and buy seeds; glean info from exhibits and presentations; create gardening communities.
Environmental and Conservation groups.
Seed and related vendors.
Used gardening books.
"Ask an Expert" opportunities.
Kids' zone - learn about seeds & plants.
Seedy Café.
First 100 visitors receive a free plant.
Supported by Seeds of Diversity.
March, 2019
Monthly Meeting
March 26th, 2019; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility
Subject: Adventure in Seed Conservation
Guest Speaker: Stefan Weber
We will follow Stefan Weber on a hike through four seasons of wild seed conservation, and learn about some of our most unique native plants, and their habitats. From seed to seed, we will explore some efforts to restore and conserve uncommon plants in our landscape. Themes will include threats to plant diversity in Ontario, meeting the demand for large scale restoration, and achieving biodiversity targets through novel urban habitats.
Stefan is a restoration biologist with an interest in adaptation and seeds. He completed a graduate degree studying the role of pollination in shaping understory communities, and local variation in the reproductive strategies of wild Blue Lobelia. Stefan is currently completing his final year of a PhD program, researching local adaptation in prairie wildflowers, grassland re-creation, and community resistance to plant invasions.
He has previously worked for the Toronto Botanical Garden, the Ontario Agricultural College Herbarium, and most recently the St. Williams Nursery and Ecology Centre, helping to collect and grow seed for over 300 wild species.
In 2015, Stefan co-founded the Ontario Plant Restoration Alliance (OPRA), which aims to restore regionally uncommon native plants. OPRA works with partners, like the Royal Botanical Gardens, to monitor, collect, and propagate rare native plants from local seed!
Monthly Flower Show
Please Click here for the schedule in PDF format (313 KB).
2019 Photo Contest Entries Due
Please Click here for information in PDF format (1091 KB).
Entries are due at the March 26th 2019 meeting.
April, 2019
Monthly Meeting
April 23rd, 2019; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility
Subject: Starting a Vegetable Garden
Guest Speaker: James Graham
If you have not had the chance to listen to or chat with James, please do not miss this meeting. He has talked to us before and was one of our presenters at our recent Seedy Saturday. James has been growing vegetables and flowers since he was a very young man. He currently plants, grows, preserves and pickles many different vegetables and fruits. He will give us some of his personal tricks with some great stories along the way. This is the first of two parts. James will be joining us again in the fall to talk to us about preserving what we have grown.
He has mentored and encouraged many folks all over the Province of Ontario and further in his role as a Director and President of the Ontario Horticultural Association.
Monthly Flower Show
Please Click here for the schedule in PDF format (313 KB).
May, 2019

Major Event

Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 18th, Doors open at 9:00 AM
Location - Brampton Curling Club, 46 McMurchy Avenue, Brampton
Doors open at 9:00 AM until approx. 1:00 PM.
Brampton Horticultural Society annual fund-raiser. Annuals and perennials will be available for sale, and there will be a garage sale table of garden related items. Society members will be available to provide gardening advice. There is no entry fee.
May, 2019
Monthly Meeting
May 28th, 2019; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Seniors Centre, Auditorium
Subject: To be announced
Guest Speaker: Trish Symons
Monthly Flower Show
Please Click here for the schedule in PDF format (313 KB).
June, 2019

Major Event

Annual Flower Show
Sunday, June 9th
Location: Flower City Seniors Recreation Centre, Auditorium (the room where we hold many of our general meetings).
Open to the public.
All classes are open to all members of the Brampton Horticultural Society and residents of Brampton and surrounding communities.
Details to follow.
June, 2019
Monthly Meeting
June 25th, 2019; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Seniors Centre, Auditorium
Strawberry Social
Awards Night for Annual Flower Show and Photo Contest
July, 2019 No Meeting
August, 2019 No Meeting
September, 2019
Monthly Meeting
September 24th, 2019; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Seniors Centre, Auditorium
Subject: You can CAN it!
Guest Speaker: James Graham
Monthly Flower Show
Please Click here for the schedule in PDF format (313 KB).
October 2019
Monthly Meeting
October 22nd, 2019; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility
Subject: Climate Change
Guest Speaker: David Phillips E.C.
Monthly Flower Show
Please Click here for the schedule in PDF format (313 KB).
November, 2019
AGM
November 26th, 2019
Location: Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility
Annual General Meeting and Pot Luck Supper
Presentation of Awards
Elections for 2020
Doors Open at 6:00 PM
Meeting Starts at at 6:30 PM
December, 2019 No Meeting

Notes:
* The formal meeting is scheduled to commence at 8:00 PM. Other activities (e.g. flower show entries, Mini Seminars and library) start at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 7:15 PM.