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Spring is (almost) here!

Spring is almost upon us and the garden’s spring meeting will be taking place at the beginning of May. Details to come soon.

In the meantime, here are some links to local imminent and upcoming gardening events.

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Just Food’s calendar of events

Master Gardener Lecture Series

They also offer ‘advice clinics’ at local farmers’ markets

Urban organic gardening seminars from Canadian Organic Growers

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Weeds, Water Wise Gardening and Walk About!

Tuesday, August 9, 6:00-7:30pm, at the garden.

Hosted by OECG member Kira Burger

Weeds – which are friends, which are foes, and which are tasty? We’ll do a walk about the OE Community Gardens to identify some of the common “weeds” found in and around our plots, and we’ll talk about their impacts, uses, and how to manage them. We will also talk about some common, uncommon and interesting edibles for low-irrigation edible gardens.

Kira has recently completed a degree in horticulture, and is pursuing a Masters in horticulture. She has been gardening in the Ottawa East Community Garden since 2014.

Bugs in the Garden

It’s that pest control time of year. We’re battling potato beetles together, again – a few reminders and tips:

If you are growing potatoes, it is important to regularly control pests early, or their populations can quickly triple over a few weeks, and those thriving on your potatoes will also wander onto neighbouring plants. Thanks to Patricia for the reminder to get on top of this.

 

Suggested pest control method for Potato Beetles

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Come out in full force for Garden Day – let’s make it a party!

Garden Days-Official Activity_EF-ColourWe are holding Garden Day event on Saturday June 20 from 10 a.m. til noon. Garden Days www.gardendays.ca is a national celebration coordinated locally by the Ottawa Garden Council www.gardensottawa.org . These events promote our cultural garden landscape and environmental stewardship. Everyone is welcome to attend this event and enjoy a tour of the garden, accompanied by one of the gardeners.

IMG_0753All members of the Garden are welcome to participate in this event. Please bring lawn chairs if possible. If you have extra seedlings, little cups will be provided to give plants to our visitors. The Main Event is being held on the same day, so walking is the best option.

To confirm your availability, contact Connie Copps at clcopps@yahoo.com .

Everyone welcome to celebrate Garden Day at Old OttawaEat Community Garden

cgd_top_bannerThe OOECG is pleased to invite everyone to a Garden Day event on Saturday June 20 from 10 a.m. til noon. Garden Days www.gardendays.ca is a national celebration coordinated locally by the Ottawa Garden Council www.gardensottawa.org . These events promote our cultural garden landscape and environmental stewardship. The Old Ottawa East Community Garden is located behind St. Paul University, 223 Main Street, on the Hazel Street extension. This community garden is home to more than 40 garden plots, designed and maintained by local individuals and families. Everyone is welcome to attend this event and enjoy a tour of the garden, accompanied by one of the gardeners. For further details, contact Connie Copps at clcopps@yahoo.com .