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Events, 2015
Bus Tour, 2015
Gardening Lectures, 2015
CEF Garden Tours, 2015
Past Events, 2015

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EVENTS, 2015

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT ORIENTATION

- Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
- Come out and meet team leaders at the Volunteer Recruitment Orientation.
- Location: Building 72, Arboretum, C.E.F.
- Take the east exit off the Prince of Wales roundabout.

CRAFTS & BAKE SALE

- Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Come out and see the incredible selection of local hand-crafted items and gourmet baked goods.
- New Location: Cereal Barn, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Central Experimental Farm, 901 Prince of Wales Drive.
- Free admission at gate if you are attending the craft sale.
- For information call (613) 230-3276 or e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

RARE & UNUSUAL PLANT SALE

- 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.
- 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

BOOK SALE

- 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

VICTORIAN TEA

- 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

ART ON THE FARM

- 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

- Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- An incredible selection of hand crafted items and gourmet baked goods.
- New Location: Cereal Barn, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Central Experimental Farm, 901 Pricne of Wales Drive.
- Free admission at gate if you are attending the craft sale.
- For information call (613)230-3276 or
e-mail us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca

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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

TWO GARDEN LECTURES (English)

- These two lectures are available individually, $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

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.

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.

SERIES OF FOUR GARDEN LECTURES

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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CEF GARDEN TOURS, 2015

PRESTON 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 1920's 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 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

PAST EVENTS, 2015

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Building 72, Arboretum, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Canada K1A 0C6
Tel: (613) 230-3276    Fax: (613) 230-1238    E-mail: info@friendsofthefarm.ca