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Events, 2014
Gardening Lectures, 2014
Bus Tour, 2014
CEF Garden Tours, 2014

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EVENTS, 2014

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CRAFTS & BAKE SALE

- Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Come out and see the incredible selection of items from which to choose and don't forget to pick up some delicious baked goods.
- Location: Building 72, Arboretum, C.E.F.
- Take the east exit off the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- Admission and parking free.
- Information and Registration Forms for Exhibitors
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

RARE & UNUSUAL PLANT SALE

- Sunday, May 11, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Get everything you need for your garden from the many specialty growers and nurseries gathered for this event.
- Master Gardeners of Ottawa Carleton will be available to answer your questions.
- Location: Parking lot beside Neatby BLdg. at Carling & Maple Drive, Lot #293, C.E.F.
- The Ottawa Food Bank and the Friends of the Farm will be on site to collect donations.
- Information and Registration Forms for Vendors, Site
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

FLETCHER WILDLIFE GARDEN NATIVE PLANT SALE

- Saturday, June 7, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Native plants grown in the area that are adapted to the local conditions and climate.
- Volunteers and growers will be available to answer your questions and make suggestions.
- Admission and parking are free.
- For information call (613)730-0714 or
e-mail Fletcher Wildlife Garden

USED BOOK SALE

- Saturday/Sunday, June 14 & 15, 2014,
from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Thousands of books available.
- Stock up for your summer reading.
- Location: Building 72, Arboretum, C.E.F.
- Take the east exit off the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- Admission and parking free
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

VICTORIAN TEA

- Sunday, July 13, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Classic tea will be served under the trees of the Central Experimental Farm Arboretum.
- Bring a patio chair and listen to the live music.
- Enter the best hat contest and don period costume (optional).
- Location: Building 72,C.E.F., off the east exit of the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- Formal Tea $8.00
- Plenty of free parking.
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

ART ON THE FARM

- Saturday, August 16, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- 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.
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

CRAFTS & BAKE SALE

- Saturday, November 15, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- An incredible selection of items from which to choose.
- Don't forget to pick up some delicious baked goods.
- Location: Building 72, Arboretum, Central Experimental Farm.
- Take the east exit off the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- Admission and parking free.
- Information and Registration Forms for Exhibitors
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

GARDENING LECTURES, 2014

GARDEN LECTURE SERIES (English)

- These five lectures are availableindividually or as a series.
- Individual lectures: FCEF Members $12, Non-Members $15
- Lecture series: FCEF Members $50, Non-Members $60
- 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

Vegetable Growing Possibilities in the Urban Landscape by Judith Cox

- This experienced vegetable grower will give ideas and tips on making the most of your vegetable space.
- Growing from seeds, companion plantings, succession planting, crop rotation, growing vegetables in pots and growing herbs are some of the topics to be discussed.
- As well, what to do about common pests in the vegetable patch!
- Tuesday, April 8, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Practical Pruning Techniques (Yes You can Easily Tackle this Gardening Task)! by Lee Boltwood

- With good hand tools this experienced Master Gardener assures you that you can do all the pruning in your garden yourself!
- Just follow basic principles and your plants will be healthier (+ prettier).
- Tuesday. April 29, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Trouble in Paradise: Common Garden Pests and Diseases by Caroline Dabrus

- Even with the best care and attention, sometimes your plants will fall prey to insects or be undermined by disease and infections.
- What can you do to protect your plants from some of these problems and what, if anything, can you do to deal with these plant ailments.
- This lecture will focus on some of the common pests and diseases gardeners encounter wnd what to do if your garden falls under attack.
- Tuesday, May 13, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Water Gardening: The Final Touch to your Landscape by Diane McClymont Peace

- This talk will explore the benefits and challenges of water features, be they small and simple or massive, as well as present step-by-step details on siting, construction, maintenance, plants, fish, and their care.
- Tuesday, May 27, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Spring Bulbs: An Essential for Every Garden! by Mary Ann Van Berlo

- Mary Ann will discuss naturalizing with bulbs, the use of minor bulbs and she will offer some suggestions for uncommon bulbs that make a great addition to the garden.
- She also shares some ideas on forcing bulbs indoors.
- Planting, maintenance and pest control for spring bulbs will also be covered.
- Tuesday, September 9, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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BUS TOUR, 2014

Join us for the GREAT GARDENING WEEKEND at the Montreal Botanical Gardens in May!

- May 24, 2014 - one day only!     
- Over 100 exhibitors expected, selling plants, specialty foods, artistic garden wares.
- Expect to be there about 5 hours, followed by a stop at the spectacular Jean Talon Market for over an hour.
- We leave Ottawa at 8 a.m., returning at 7:30 p.m.
- There is room in the cargo hold of the bus for your purchases. Bring boxes to help carry plant material!
- Cost is $75 per person.
- 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.

CEF GARDEN TOURS, 2014

LILAC WALK TOUR

- May 24, 2014 at 2 p.m.
- Take part in a guided tour along the Central Experimental Farm 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.
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

PRESTON LILAC TOUR

- Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 2 p.m.
- Take part in a guided tour of the Isabel Preston Lilac collection on the Central Experimental farm with the Friends of the Farm Lilac Team.
- Discover the many varieties of these heritage lilacs that the C.E.F.has to offer.
- No registration required.
- Location: near the 'Friends' shed at the Ornamental Gardens, southwest of the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- Donations are gratefully accepted.
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

PEONY TOURS

- Saturday, June 7, 2014, 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 happy.
- Location Peony Beds, Ornamental Gardens, southwest of the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- Donations are gratefully accepted.
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

ROSE WORKSHOP

- Sunday, June 15, 2014, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
- A workshop on roses, rose pests and diseases at the Heritage Rose Garden.
- Information on the collection will be available to help with a self-guided tour of the roses. Bring a folding chair.
- Location at the Ornamental Gardens, southwest of the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- Donations are gratefully accepted. No registration required.
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

PAST EVENTS, 2014

USED BOOK DROP-OFF

- Saturday, March 29, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Please note that we do not accept magazines, textbooks or encylopaedias.
- We look forward to seeing you at our Book Sale on June 14 & 15.
- 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

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