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Grimsby Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale

Please join us for the 50th Anniversary of the Grimsby Garden Club’s annual plant sale on Saturday, May 16 at the Grimsby Livingston Activity Centre – 18 Livingston Ave, Grimsby L3M  1K7

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Land & Climate, People & Plants

“Land & Climate, People & Plants” is an evening of insight for gardeners, activists, and other attentive humans. The Crown Point Garden Club and Environment Hamilton invite you to a public lecture with McMaster professor Daniel Coleman and gardener/activist Lorraine Johnson on Wednesday March 18, 7:30 p.m. at McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Ave. South.

For speaker bios, a downloadable poster, and more details please visit https://crownpointgardens.wordpress.com/march-18th-event/

Gardener, activist and author Lorraine Johnson will speak on Gardening and Climate Change–and the many ways that our gardens can be places of ecological health and positive action. Lorraine’s 2003 “Gardener’s Manifesto” is still an inspiring and relevant book for activists who know that gardening is way more than pretty flowers. Her books on native plants are classics; her recent book on City Farming soon will be. Award-winning author and

McMaster University Professor Daniel Coleman will look at Indigenous concepts of land justice and land care from the perspective of an urbanized, settler culture facing climate change. Prof. Coleman’s book “Yardwork: Biography of an Urban Place” was shortlisted for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction.

– Admission by donation

– Venue is fully accessible

– Free parking

– Authors’ book sales are cash only

– Seating is limited– available on a first-come basis.

– Net proceeds go to Environment Hamilton

 

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Gardens Near the Niagara Escarpment!

This Spring & Summer are going to be beautiful, especially if you take the time to tour the special gardens that will be open to the public on these days.

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Preview of Spring 2020

Cold snowy weather outside, but we get to focus on the spring as we work on our next issue. Here is what you can expect in the Spring 2020 issue:* Chuck Burdick will share his beautiful photos of Escarpment views at Burlington, Jordan, Niagara River, Niagara Glen Nature Reserve and Niagara Falls.* Lois McNaught photographs
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What to Expect in Summer 2019

We’re rapidly approaching the end of preparations for our Summer issue. We have to close our ad space reservations at the end of this week, although we have until early May to finalize all the actual ads themselves. Our editorial features have already been completed, and they look powerful. We have a couple of “watery”
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Canada Blooms 2018

They’re setting up Canada Blooms today! We popped in this morning with 3,000 copies of our gorgeous Spring Gardens Special issue, which were requested to go into VIP goodie bags. While Mike was loading the boxes of magazines onto a skid, I strolled around and grabbed a few snaps while the garden installations were being
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New Seed Library in Orangeville

Interesting news just in! A Seed Library will be launched in Orangeville on April 27, as a pilot project by the Orangeville Sustainability Action Team (OSAT) and the Orangeville Public Library. A seed library is a place where community members can get seeds for free and is run for the public benefit. Many seed libraries are open in public libraries. The Orangeville
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Hart’s Tongue at Canada Blooms

At Canada Blooms, the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance garden by Fern Ridge Eco Landscaping contains many Hart’s Tongue Ferns, which are rare wild plants living on parts of the Niagara Escarpment. They are assessed as a species of special concern as they may become endangered. They can’t easily be transplanted but fortunately, can be
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Subscriber Benefits Spring 2017

We have some gardening goodies to give away for this spring. Subscribers to the magazine will get first chance to win one pair of the 20 tickets we have, to Canada Blooms which runs March 10 to 19. That’s 10 people who can each win a pair of tickets! Each ticket is valued at $20.
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Lee Valley Opening in Niagara Falls

This news just received: Lee Valley, a leading, proudly Canadian retailer known for unique, premium woodworking, gardening, hardware and home products announces its newest store will open in Niagara Falls in late spring. The store will be located at 6777 Morrison St. and will mark Lee Valley’s 19th Canadian location. Over nearly 40 years, Lee
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