Do you love gardening? Are you concerned about Mississauga’s environment?
Whether you are a new gardener looking for support or an experienced one who is willing to share what you know, there is a place for you in Streetsville Horticultural Society. Even gardeners who have moved from homes into apartments and no longer actively garden are most welcome as volunteers.
Our main purpose is to beautify Mississauga through the planting of trees shrubs and flowers. We do this in a variety of ways either by planting them ourselves or assisting others or encouraging others to do it. Our Horticultural Society volunteers are busy each year with local community beautification projects such as the gardens at Leslie Log House, Rotary Park and Leisure World Long-Term Care Home in Streetsville.
Next meeting: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN REFORM CHURCH Premium Night
Doors open 7:00 p.m., Meeting starts 7:30 p.m.
Steven Biggs Our visiting speaker for May 2016 presents ” Edibles in Urban Landscapes” Steven is a journalist and author specializing in gardening, farming, and food production. As a life-long gardener, he has gardened wherever he’s lived, planting allotment gardens, container gardens, indoor gardens, and gardens in the overgrown backyards of rental houses. Along with studying horticultural science at the University of Guelph, he has worked in greenhouse and nursery production, plant propagation, biological controls, horticultural supplies, and farm marketing. Steven’s book No Guff Vegetable Gardening, coauthored with Donna Balzer, is a Canadian bestseller. Other books are Grow Figs Where You Think You Can’t and Grow Gardeners. Kid-tested Gardening with Children written with his nine year-old daughter.
PLANT SALE – May 28th, 2016
Our Plant Sale is our biggest fundraiser. We have to be successful in order to pay for great speakers, pay our rent, contribute
to community gardens and tree plantings and give premiums to our members etc.
The Plant Sale will be held at the Leslie Log House on Saturday, May 28th, 2016.
We ask all of our members to dig up plants from their gardens, place them in plastic grocery bags and remember
to include (in a zip lock bag or similar) the name of the plant and what colour the flowers are.