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Events and General Meeting Schedule

Annual General Meeting
Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility

November 27th, 2018
Annual General Meeting and Pot Luck Supper
Presentation of Awards
Elections for 2019
Doors Open at 6:00 PM
Meeting Starts at at 6:30 PM

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, 2018 January 23rd, 2018; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility
Subject: 2017 Year in Review/Survey etc.
Guest Speaker: Society Members
We hope you will join us to spend some time looking at a presentation which will show what we were up to in 2017. The list of our activities is varied and has grown. You will be walked through the various projects by a member intimately involved with the event. There will be some time to chat about your ideas moving forward.
February, 2018 February 27th, 2018; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility
Hobby Night and Food Drive
We are collecting non-perishable food items for our 6th 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: Native Plants for Sun & Shade
Guest Speaker: Melanie Kramer - CVC
Melanie Kramer is with the Credit Valley Conservation. She frequently delivers presentations and workshops on ecological topics to neighbourhoods and horticultural societies in Mississauga and Brampton within the Credit River Watershed. Melanie has both a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Master of Environmental Studies and is currently a part-time PhD student at the University of Guelph. She will be sharing the value of planting native plants, their performance in residential areas, how they can replace overused varieties and invasive species and best choices for attracting birds and pollinators.
March, 2018

Major Event

Saturday, March 10th, 2018: 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 sixth Annual Seedy Saturday & Garden Show.
Please Click here for the poster in PDF format (741KB).
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, 2018 March 27th, 2018; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility
Subject: Garden Design 103 - Creating an Interesting & Intriguing Garden
Guest Speaker: Wolfe Bonham
Monthly Flower Show
Please Click here for the schedule in PDF format (309KB).
2018 Photo Contest Entries Due
Please Click here for information in PDF format (222KB).
Entries are due at the March 27th 2018 meeting.
April, 2018 April 24th, 2018; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility
Subject: Tropical and Clean Air Plants
Guest Speaker: Ian McCallum - Woodhill Garden Centre
Ian McCallum is a wealth of knowledge and information on all things tropical and indoor pollution efficiency. He has 40 years' experience as Manager of Woodhill Garden Centre. He has a degree in Environment Horticulture from the University of Guelph and he is a very important and integral part of the Thornhill Horticultural Society. He dedicates many hours of speaking with Horticultural Societies and Garden Clubs.
He will talk with us about indoor plants and more than willing to answer any questions you may have.
Monthly Flower Show
Please Click here for the schedule in PDF format (309KB).
May, 2018

Major Event

Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 19th, 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, 2018 May 22nd, 2018; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Seniors Centre, Auditorium
Subject: Roses
Guest Speaker: Shari-Lyn Safir
This must see presentation covers every stage of rose growing including where to buy the best roses, planting, fertilizing, proper pruning, disease control, right through to winter protection. Shari-Lyn Safir will also reveal numerous secrets she has gleaned from rose growers.
Shari-Lyn was the President of the Toronto Rose Society, the President for our National Canadian Rose Society and is currently on the board of judges in the World Rose Federation. She has been a master gardener and landscape designer as well as both an American and Canadian Rosarian.
Monthly Flower Show
Please Click here for the schedule in PDF format (309KB).
June, 2018

Major Event

Annual Flower Show
Sunday, June 10th.
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.
All exhibits will be accepted between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2018.
All entries must be in place prior to 10:00 a.m.

June, 2018 June 26th, 2018; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Seniors Centre, Auditorium
Strawberry Social
Awards Night for Annual Flower Show and Photo Contest
Annual Garden Tour Annual Garden Tour
CANCELLED THIS YEAR
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the Garden Tour this year. The weather was hard on some of the gardens and it was hard for the gardeners to commit.
July, 2018 No Meeting
August, 2018 No Meeting
September, 2018 September 25th, 2018; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Seniors Centre, Auditorium
Subject: Whistling Gdns Revisited/New Plants on the Horizon
Guest Speaker: Darren Heimbecker
Monthly Flower Show
Please Click here for the schedule in PDF format (309KB).
October 2018 October 23rd, 2018; 8:00 PM*
Location: Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility
Subject: Urban Homesteading (Subject Change as of Oct. 02)
Guest Speaker: Rob & Chris Croley of Sentimental Farm (Speaker Change as of Oct. 02)
Sentimental Farm has been their home since 2002. How Rob & Chris Croley got here involves 30 years of moving around the Niagara Region.
The urge to get back-to-basics, to reconnect with the land and what it provides spurred them on a 3 year quest to find their own personal Eden. They found it nestled on the bench of the Niagara Escarpment.
Having always grown their food organically, it was a natural next-step to learn to preserve their harvest. They now grow around 70% of their own food. They are blessed to have a number of mature fruit trees and grape vines already on the property, so fruit was a no-brainer. Learning jams, jellies and cold-storage came next.
The next step was a big one: chickens. They keep a small flock of free-range, organically fed hens, and one idiot rooster named Ed.
After that, raising chickens for meat seemed like a good place to go.
Then came bee hives.
They heat their home with wood, make their own home and body care products, grow mushrooms for fun and whatev-er else catches their fancy. Homesteaders? Yup. . . and proud of it.
Does any of this sound familiar, or strike a chord with you?
Maybe you're a homesteader and just haven't figured it out yet
. Start your journey today...it will be full of joy, laughter, a little heartbreak. . . but you'll never regret it.
Monthly Flower Show
Please Click here for the schedule in PDF format (309KB).
November, 2018 November 27th, 2018
Location: Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility
Annual General Meeting and Pot Luck Supper
Presentation of Awards
Elections for 2019
Doors Open at 6:00 PM
Meeting Starts at at 6:30 PM
December, 2018 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.