Thursday, March 14,
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue
ORGANIC LAWN CARE
On March 14, Astrid
Muschalla, the Coordinator of Master Gardeners, will speak about
organic lawn care. On the Rideau 1000 Islands Master
Gardeners website, she writes, “A healthy lawn is easier
and cheaper than you think.” She will tell us about providing
the lawn with nutrition without using synthetic fertilizers,
about converting a neglected lawn back to a lush grass
ecosystem, and about maintaining a healthy lawn year after year.
She says that we can wipe out weeds the organic way. In the
past, Astrid has spoken to KHS members about good soil health.
She informs us that good bacteria are soil structural engineers
that help us grow healthier plants, increase yields, prevent
leaching and reduce erosion. This presentation should get you in
the mood to face the challenge of managing the spring lawn.
Ann Levison will hold a
pre-meeting instructional workshop on creating floral designs
for competitions. The workshops will start at 6:45 p.m. in the
Ongwanada Resource Centre and will be held just prior to each
meeting in March, April, May and June. Ann is an Assistant
Director of the Ontario Horticultural Association for District
3, she is a horticultural show judge, an award-winner in
numerous design competitions and a designer of arrangements for
Writersfest and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.
meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month
from September to June at 7:30 p.m. They usually take
Ongwanada Resource Centre. The entrance to Ongwanada is on
Portsmouth Ave, just south of Johnson St. It is
immediately past the Health Unit on the left when going
south. Park at the end of the driveway. The building is
forward from the end of the drive. [There is more parking
to the left.]
There are bus stops on Portsmouth near Ongwanada for
evening route E12.
Visitors and prospective members are always welcome. There
is no charge for members of the Kingston Horticultural
Society or other garden club. For others, entry is $3.00.
KHS and garden club members should please show their
membership card when coming to meetings.