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Events, 2015
Bus Tour, 2015
Gardening Lectures, 2015
Guided Tree Tours, 2015
Past Events, 2015

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EVENTS, 2015

VICTORIAN TEA           POSTER

- Sunday, July 26, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Rain Date: Sunday, August 2.
- Classic tea will be served under the trees of the Central Experimental Farm Arboretum.
- Enter the best hat contest and don period costume (optional).
- Bring a patio chair and listen to the live music.
- Formal Tea $10.00 at Bldg 72.
- Location: Building 72,C.E.F., off the east exit of the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- Plenty of free parking.
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca
       Victorian Tea $10

ART ON THE FARM           POSTER

- Saturday, August 15, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Rain date: August 16, 2015
- Artists working in various mediums will display and sell their original works under the trees of the Central Experimental Farm.
- Location: Arboretum, around building 72, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- Free admission and parking.
- Information and Registration Forms for Exhibitors
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

- Date: tba
- Speaker: tba

USED BOOK DROP-OFF

- Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
-Save your books and re-gift them for a great cause.
- Please note that we do not accept magazines, textbooks or encyclopaedias.
- Location: Building 72, Arboretum, C.E.F.
- Take the east exit off the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

CRAFTS & BAKE SALE

TBA

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BUS TOUR, 2015

THREE DAYS - THREE GARDENS!

- June 23-25, 2015.      More information
- Visits to the Victorian Sonnenberg Estate in Canandaigua, N.Y., the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario, and the Parkwood Estate National Historic Site and Heritage Garden in Oshawa, Ontario.
- Price includes bus transportation, entrance fees to the three gardens, two nights' accommodation, two full breakfasts, lunch at the RBG, and the services of a Friends' tour guide
- Cost is $450 per person for double occupancy; for single occupancy, add $145.
- Reserve early, first-come first-served!      Registration

- Email Friends of the Farm office for more information or call 613-230-3276 and ask for Denise Kennedy, tour organizer.

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GARDENING LECTURES, 2015

Edible Ornamental Plants by Telsing Andrews from Aster Lane Edibles

- Explore the world of edimental perennial plants.
- Though not a surprise to many that vegetable are attractive and at home in the flower bed, the extraordinary number of delicious ornamental edibles (edimentals) that have been used traditionally have often been forgotten or under explored.
- Telsing will detail some of her favourites along with how to incorporate them into a beautiful garden.
- Tuesday, July 7, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Cost of this lecture is $12 FCEF member, $15 non-members.
- Location: Building 72, Arboretum, Central Experimental Farm.
- Take the east exit off the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- To register or for information call (613)230-3276 or e-mail us at
info@friendsofthefarm.ca
       Member: $12      Non-member: $15

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GUIDED TREE TOURS, 2015

THE URBAN FOREST AND TREE IDENTIFICATION

- Sunday, July 19, 2015
- What's that tree? Come find out at Ottawa's spectacular Dominion Arboretum.
- The modern treed landscape features an eclectic mix of indigenous tree species mostly growing wild, while the planted urban landscape can be characterized as "globalized;" i.e. generally a small selection of species and cultivars gathered indiscriminately from the world's temperate climate zone.
- We will explore the Arboretum and examine many of the kinds of trees which can be found growing in Ottawa. Techniques for identifying trees at the genus level (e.g. oak vs. maple) and species level (e.g. Bur Oak vs. Swamp White Oak) will be explained using the trees we encounter as examples.
- Tour leaders are Owen Clarkin and Roman Popadiouk.
- Location TBA.
- Although the tour is free and open to the public, please register in advance at info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276.
- Donations to the Friends of the Farm will be kindly accepted during the tour.

WOOD AND OTHER PRODUCTS FROM TREES

- Saturday, August 15, 2015
- In addition to the many benefits of living trees, they also provide great value in the form of logs, timber and other harvestable parts. If wood was just discovered, it would be considered a miracle material. This tour will identify uses and characteristics of a variety of trees, including products used in arts, crafts and construction.
- Same date as Friends' Art on the Farm event.
- Tour leaders are Eric Jones and Jacob Sheppard.
- Location TBA.
- Although the tour is free and open to the public, please register in advance at info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276.
- Donations to the Friends of the Farm will be kindly accepted during the tour.

MAPLES: TREES CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS

- Sunday, September 20, 2015
- Besides the prominent place maple holds on our national flag and emblems, it is loved for its syrup, shade and splendour in the Fall. The Arboretum hosts a great collection of maple species and cultivars—from Canada, Europe, Asia. We will point out the features and characteristics of the varieties of maple and other nearby trees as you enjoy the leafy views and take in the autumn colours. [tour co-sponsored by FCEF and Tree Canada]
- Tour leaders are Robert Glendenning and Michael Rosen (co-sponsored by Tree Canada).
- Location TBA.
- Although the tour is free and open to the public, please register in advance at info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276.
- Donations to the Friends of the Farm will be kindly accepted during the tour.

TREE SEEDS AND FRUITS

- Sunday, October 18, 2015
- Trees produce seeds, nuts and other fruit as part of their normal reproductive cycles. Many trees rely on other organisms to help spread their seed and ensure survival and evolution of the species. A by-product is the great appeal of tree seeds and fruits to humans. This tour will show some interesting specimens in the Arboretum and help explain what trees have to offer and what we need to protect.
- Tour leaders are Bettina Henkelman and Katrina Siks.
- Location TBA.
- Although the tour is free and open to the public, please register in advance at info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276.
- Donations to the Friends of the Farm will be kindly accepted during the tour.

TREE FORMS AND SHAPES

- Sunday, November 15, 2015
- Tree identification and winter preparation.
- Tour leaders are Owen Clarkin and Bettina Henkelman.
- Location TBA.
- Although the tour is free and open to the public, please register in advance at info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276.
- Donations to the Friends of the Farm will be kindly accepted during the tour.

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PAST EVENTS, 2015

Monarch Butterfly Gardening by the Monarch Teacher Network of Canada, Ottawa Chapter

- Turn your garden into a monarch butterfly oasis.
- MTN members will present everything you need to know from choosing a garden site and making a plan, to planting suitable nectar and host plants.
- They will include the monarch's amazing migration to Mexico, reasons for its resent decline, current improved status and why planting a monarch garden can help this species at risk survive and thrive in any Ottawa garden.
- Thursday, January, 15, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT ORIENTATION

- Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
- Come out and meet the garden team leaders at the Volunteer Recruitment Orientation.
- Location: Building 72, Arboretum, C.E.F.
- Take the east exit off the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- For more information see Volunteer Activities

MASTER GARDENER LECTURE - Plant for Incredible Edibles by David Hinks

- Yes indeed, you can grow a bounty of vegetables in your urban space.
- Find out from this experienced vegetable grower the possibilities that could await you just outside your back door (or your front door)!
- Tuesday, April 7, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

CRAFTS & BAKE SALE            POSTER

- Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Come out and see the incredible selection of local hand-crafted items and gourmet baked goods.
- Information on Craft Vendors
- New Location: Cereal Barn, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Central Experimental Farm, 901 Prince of Wales Drive.
- For information call (613) 230-3276 or e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca
- Information and Registration Forms for Vendors

Three lectures in one evening

Earthly Delights by Edythe Falconer
- Learn all about building and maintaining your own soil
- Do it Yourself Dirt!

Keeping the Garden Going Strong by Josie Pazdzior
- Learn what you need to do to keep your garden looking great all season.
- Tips on watering, weeding, multching, pruning, pest and disease control, dividing plants and planning for the next season.

Trees and Shrubs for the Urban Garden by Laura Henderson
- Practical advice when choosing these more costly landscape plants.

- Tuesday, April 21, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Member: $12      Non-member: $15

FLOWERING TREES IN THE ARBORETUM

- Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm (duration: approx. 1 hr).
- See the amazing variety of magnolia and early blooming hazelnuts, cornelian cherry, elms and more.
- You will learn about tree sex, how trees are pollinated, and how new trees are started.
- Tour leaders are Roman Popadiouk (co-author of For the Love of Trees and Robert Glendinning (propagator at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada).
- Location: Building 72, Arboretum, Central Experimental Farm.
- Take the east exit off the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- Although the tour is free and open to the public, please register in advance at info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276.
- Donations to the Friends of the Farm will be kindly accepted during the tour.

Rejuvenating a Tired Garden by Mary Reid

- Is your garden looking tired and overgrown?
- Suggestions and discussion shared on a step-by-step approach to make your garden more pleasing to you and the job more manageable.
- No need to sod that weary patch over - renovate it instead.
- Tuesday, May 5, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
       Member: $12      Non-member: $15

RARE & UNUSUAL PLANT SALE            POSTER

- Sunday, May 10, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Rain or Shine
- New in 2015: Garden Accessories vendors included as suppliers!
- New specialty growers and plant vendors are coming and your favourites are back for your pleasure.
- Information on plant sale vendors.
- Master Gardeners of Ottawa Carleton will be available with free advice and to help you with your gardening problems.
- New service: Plant "coat checking' facilities under Friends' canopy.
- Volunteers will help you carry your treasures to your vehicles.
- Location: Parking lot beside Neatby BLdg. at Carling & Maple Drive, Lot #293, C.E.F.
- Free parking on Maple Drive and the Observatory parking lot.
- Free admission, however, donations to the Friends of the Farm gratefully accepted.
For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca
- To register as a vendor complete and mail this Registration Form

BIRDS AND THE URBAN FOREST

- Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 10:00 am (duration: 1 to 2 hrs).
- Birds and Trees are inextricably connected. Trees provide food and shelter to many species of birds, while birds act as agents for seed dispersal and greatly influence the relationship of trees with their insect and fungal pests.
- Come for a tour of the majestic trees at the Dominion Arboretum during the busy spring birding season, and learn more about Ottawa's birds, trees, and their relationships with each other.
- Tour leaders are Rachelle Lapensee and Owen Clarkin.
- Location: Building 72, Arboretum, Central Experimental Farm.
- Take the east exit off the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- Although the tour is free and open to the public, please register in advance at info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276.
- Donations to the Friends of the Farm will be kindly accepted during the tour.

MASTER GARDENER LECTURES

- Individual Lectures: $12 FCEF member, $15 non-members.
- Location: Building 72, Arboretum, Central Experimental Farm.
- Take the east exit off the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- To register or for information call (613)230-3276 or e-mail us at
info@friendsofthefarm.ca

Plant for Continuous Garden Joy by Judith Cox

- This master gardener will present ways to maintain colour and create interest in your garden throughout the season.
- Tuesday, May 19, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
       Member: $12      Non-member: $15

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LILAC TOUR

- May 23, 2015 at 2 p.m.
- Take part in a guided tour with the Friends' Lilac Team Lilac Walk with the Friends of the Farm Lilac Team.
- Discover the many varieties of lilac that the C.E.F.has to offer.
- No registration required.
- Meet at the Macoun Garden, Ornamental Gardens
- Donations are gratefully accepted.
- Park at Ag Museum lot and follow the signs.
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

PRESTON LILAC TOUR

- Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 2 p.m.
- Take part in a guided tour of the Isabel Preston Lilac Collection at the CEF with the Friends' Lilac Team.
- Ms Preston bred lilacs at the CEF in the 1920s and produced the first Canada-hardy hybrids.
- No registration required.
- Location: near the 'Friends' shed at the Ornamental Gardens, southwest of the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- Donations are gratefully accepted.
- Park at Ag Museum lot and follow the signs.
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

DOORS OPEN OTTAWA           POSTER

- Saturday/Sunday, June 6 & 7, 2015,
- Includes the Central Experimental Farm
- Friends of the Farm volunteers will be there at the information tent
- Come and visit the Friends' table in the greenhouse on Winding Lane across from the K.W. Neatby Building
- 75,000 people are expected at the Doors Open Ottawa event
- 129 buildings/sites
- Brochure

FLETCHER WILDLIFE GARDEN NATIVE PLANT SALE       POSTER

- Saturday, June 6, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Learn which wildflowers will suit your backyard.
- Use a variety of native plants to bring your garden to life by attracting birds, butterflies and other wildlife
- Free plant lists and "how-to" information.
- Entrance off Prince of Wales Drive, south of the Arboretum.
- For information contact Sandy at 613-230-0714 or
by e-mail at fletcher@ofnc.ca

PEONY TOURS

- Saturday, June 13, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to noon
- Guided tours will be offered of the Peony Beds on the Central Experimental Farm.
- Get tips on what would work best in your garden and ways to keep your peonies happily blooming.
- Location Peony Beds, Ornamental Gardens, southwest of the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- Donations are gratefully accepted.
- Park at Ag Museum lot and follow the signs.
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

ROSE WORKSHOP

- Sunday, June 14, 2015, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
- Rose expert Edythe Falconer will present a workshop on roses, pests and diseases.
- A hand-out will be available for a self-guided tour.
- Bring a folding chair.
- Location at the Ornamental Gardens, southwest of the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- Donations are gratefully accepted. No registration required.
- Park at Ag Museum lot and follow the signs.
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

"BOOKS FOR BLOOMS" BOOK SALE           POSTER

- Saturday/Sunday, June 20 & 21, 2015,
from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- The best used book sale in Ottawa, choose from thousands of titles.
- It is a two-day book sale for a reason!
- Location: Building 72, Arboretum, C.E.F.
- Take the east exit off the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- Admission and parking free at Bld 72
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

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