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2016 EVENTS and LECTURES

Events, 2016
Bus Tour, 2016
Gardening Lectures, 2016
Gardening Tours, 2016


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EVENTS, 2016

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT ORIENTATION

- Saturday, April 2, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. FREE
- 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

RARE & UNUSUAL PLANT SALE           

- Sunday, May 15, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Rain or Shine FREE
- New specialty growers and plant vendors are coming and your favourites are back for your pleasure.
- Several Master Gardeners of Ottawa Carleton will be available with free advice and to help you with your gardening problems.
- Once again, the Friends offer plant "coat checking" facilities.
- Shop until you drop and 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. Follow the signs!
- 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

"BOOKS FOR BLOOMS" BOOK SALE           

- Saturday/Sunday, June 18 & 19, 2016,
from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FREE
- 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 Bldg 72
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

VICTORIAN TEA          

- Sunday, August 7, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (will be cancelled in event of rain)
- Classic tea will be served under the trees of the Central Experimental Farm Arboretum.
- Dress in full Victorian garb (optional).
- Enter the best hat and best costume (male and female) contests.
- Bring a chair and listen to the live music.
- Tickets for formal tea - $10.00.
- Location: Building 72,C.E.F., off the east exit of the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

ART ON THE FARM          

- Saturday, August 13, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FREE
- Rain date: August 14, 2016
- Artists working in various mediums will display and sell their original works under the trees of the Central Experimental Farm.
- Free admission.
- Location: Arboretum, around Building 72, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout.
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

- Date: September 21, 2016, at 7 p.m. FREE
- Location: K. W. Neatby Building, Salons A & B, Carling Avenue, near Maple Drive
- To register for this free event call (613) 230-3276 or e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca.

USED BOOK DROP-OFF

- Saturday, October 22, 2016, 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

FALL FRENZY - ON-LINE AUCTION

- November 17 to November 25.
- Going, going, gone! Bid on great holiday gifts and services without leaving home.
- Use PayPal, cash or cheque.
- Pickup at Building 72, Arboretum.

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GARDENING LECTURES 2016

These four Master Gardener lectures are available individually or as a series.
- Individual Lectures: $12 FCEF member, $15 non-members.
- Lecture series: FCEF Members $40, Non-Members $50
- 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 Series $40      Non-member: $50

"Yes, You Can Grow Vegetables!"- Esther Bryan

- Tuesday, April 5, 2016, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Come and learn how you and your family can plan, plant and care for a vegetable garden.
- Practical advise will be shared by Esther who gardens with her children growing nutritious produce.

       Member: $12      Non-member: $15

"Herbs in Your Garden - Easy, Nutritious and Delicious" - Nancy McDonald
- Tuesday, April 19, 2016, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Annual and perennial herbs are great additions to your garden and your kitchen!
- You can also grow some herbs indoors to add zing to your winter culinary delights.
- Planting, harvesting, uses and preserving ideas for your herb bounty will be presented.

       Member: $12      Non-member: $15

Plant Guilds: Taking Companion Planting to the Next Level - Rebecca Last
- Tuesday, May 3, 2016, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Plant guilds are a relatively new concept that has emerged from the permaculture movement.
- Where companion planting aims to ensure that plants growing close together do not compete with each other, plant guilds are modelled on ecosystem principles and attempt to create a low maintenance community of plants that is self-sustaining.
- This talk will provide an introdution to the concept of gardens as mini-ecosystems, describe the main ecological functions of plants, and outline ways in which urban gardeners can work towards creating sustainable, low impact gardens that are abundantly productive.

       Member: $12      Non-member: $15

"All the Dirt on Container Gardening" - Catherine Disley Engler
- Tuesday, May 17, 2016, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Want to create dazzling containers?
- Come, be inspired and learn how to choose the best plants for your location.
- Why certain soil is better than other.
- Leave knowing how to combine lush leaves and fabulous flowers to create show stopping Four Season Containers.

       Member: $12      Non-member: $15

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GARDENING TOURS 2016

LILAC WALK TOUR

- Saturday, May 28, 2016 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
- Park at Ag Museum lot and follow the signs.
- Donations are gratefully accepted.
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

PRESTON LILAC TOUR

- Saturday, June 11, 2016, 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

PEONY TOURS

- Saturday, June 11, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to noon
- Guided tours will be offered of the CEF Peony Beds with the Friends' Peony Team.
- 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

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BUS TOUR, 2016

THREE SPECTACULAR GARDENS TOUR!

- July 12 -15, 2016.
- The first stop is at Sainte Croix, Que., to visit Domaine Joly de Lotbiniere, 40K this side of Quebec City.
- On the second day we will visit the Reford Gardens in Métis Sur Mer in Gaspé.
- On the third day we will visit the Botanical Gardens in Edmundston, N.B.
- On our return on Day 4, we visit the historic village of many carvers of St. Jean Port Joli.

First Come, First Served on the Bus
- Price includes bus transportation, entrance fees to the three gardens, guided tours of the gardens, three nights' hotel accommodation, three breakfasts, one lunch, one dinner, and the services of a Friends' tour guide
- Cost is $625 per person for double occupancy; for single occupancy, add $210.
- Bus Trip Itinerary
- Information on Gardens
- Registration
- For more information e-mail Friends of the Farm office or call 613-230-3276.

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Building 72, Arboretum, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Canada K1A 0C6
Tel: (613) 230-3276    Fax: (613) 230-1238 &nb