Sunday, March 26, 2017

Gardening in Almonte: What is Food Security?

Wearing my hat as a volunteer at our local food bank I have chosen to interpret food security in a very local and immediate...

Gardening in Almonte: Breaking News from Carleton Place!

Community gardeners in Carleton Place were overjoyed to learn that they have been awarded a $4,700 grant to rejuvenate the garden next to St....

Gardening in Almonte: Control Issues?

You never know where the idea for a column comes from! I was minding my own business buying coffee beans at one of my...

Gardening in Almonte: Fruit Tree Workshop Bears Fruit

I am happy to report that the workshop on fruit trees that took place on Saturday at the new Mississippi Mills Youth Centre in...

Gardening in Almonte: Fruit Trees 101, February 25

This column, if truth be told, constitutes a shameless promotion of a workshop on fruit trees to be held this coming Saturday morning February...

Gardening in Almonte: A time to sow!

Seedy Saturday Once again Seedy Saturday in Almonte, held Saturday at the Civitan Club, was an unqualified success thanks to Johvi Leeck, a young entrepreneur...

Gardening in Almonte: Planting a seed

I spent a week with family in Arizona in mid-December and had the chance to do some bird-watching with grandkids. Six-year old Joe was...

Horticultural Society 2017 season gears up

JANUARY 23rd START OF THE ALMONTE AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY YEAR The gardening season is just around the corner.  Why not get ready by preparing...

Gardening in Almonte: Highlight of 2016

Looking back over 2016 I am amazed at all the great stuff that happened on the vegetable-growing front in our community. This is very...

Gardening in Almonte: A Tale of Two Markets

At great physical and mental risk, I visited two Christmas markets on Saturday morning. First on the list was the Carp Market – my...

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