SPECIAL NOTICE -- ZOOM Meetings
Planned Events -- 2021
Wednesday, January 6 - 2019 Chelsea Flower Show
Guest speaker: Heather Clemenson, Master Gardener
Wednesday, February 3 - Terrariums: Self-Sustaining Tabletop Ecosystems
Guest speaker: Emma Terrell, The Urban Botanist
Wednesday, March 3 - Colour Through the Seasons
Guest speaker: Rob Stuart and Candace Dressler, Master Gardeners
Wednesday, April 7 - Design Basics and Plant Selection
Guest speaker: Mary Ann Van Berlo, Master Gardener
Wednesday, May 5 - Makeovers for Tired Gardens and Tired Gardeners
Guest speaker: Mary Shearman Reid, Master Gardener, Green Thumb Nursery
Wednesday, June 2 - Square Foot Gardening
Guest speaker: Beth Tilbury
* denotes a special event for members and guest(s) only
Events from Previous Years --
Review the meetings, events and activities from previous years.
>>>Wednesday, May 1- Gardening for the Bees
Guest speaker: Julianne Labreche, Master Gardener
General Information and Calendar of Events
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Given that the current COVID-19 situation makes it impossible for the GGG to conduct monthly meetings in person for the foreseeable future, we will be presenting our upcoming speakers via on-line ZOOM meetings. GGG members will be reminded of the upcoming meetings by an email which will provide the necessary ZOOM meeting code and password. Revisions to our plans may be made as the situation evolves.
Our virtual speaker for our May meeting will be
Mary Shearman Reid, Master Gardener, presenting
"Makeovers for Tired Gardens and Tired Gardeners".
Mary will provide some suggestions on how to make your garden more pleasing to you and more manageable, while still having fun in your garden.
Following the presentation a draw prize will be awarded to one of our virtual attendees.
Thank you for staying home. Be safe. If you have questions, please contact Helen at 613-821-3685.
Other Recent News and Related Information
Annual Spring Plant Sale
With the safety of our members in mind, the GGG will hold a "Virtual" plant sale from May 15 to 29. It is our only money-making endeavour for the year and will help to cover the costs of our speakers, bus trips, hall rental, etc.
Each member who wants to donate plants for the sale should complete the form that has been e-mailed to you, filling in the types and quantities of the plants that you wish to sell and the amount you are charging. As a guide, the price per plant should be between $2 and $5 (can be more if a plant is truly something special!)
Please email your completed form to Joyce Levya at email@example.com, by May 8. Joyce will create a master list of all plants for sale and will send it out to all GGG members before the sale begins.
To purchase plants, you can review the master list and contact the 'seller' of the plants you want to buy and make arrangements with the seller to pay for and pick up the plants.
Once the Plant Sale is complete, each 'seller' will then have two options for sending the funds collected to the GGG:
1. e-transfer to Andrew Christie, our Treasurer, at firstname.lastname@example.org , or
2. contact Andrew through the same email and he will inform you of the GGG executive member nearest to you with whom you can arrange for the transfer of funds, e.g., meet at an agreed upon location.
If you have any questions or need assistance, we'd be glad to help. Please contact Joyce at 613-355-8590, and if necessary, leave a message. Thanks everyone.
All of the Greely Gardeners Group monthly meetings are open to both members (membership cost is $15.00 a year) and non-members. i'treats' are served to all after the meetings. The Annual Spring Plant Sale is open to the general public, while other special events are restricted to members and their guests. The monthly meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. in the Greely Community Centre, located at 1448 Meadow Drive in Greely.