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Speaking Engagements

Owner Mary Reid often shares her knowledge to groups around the city. Below is a look at upcoming and past speaking engagements.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Perennials: Dividing and Maintaining – Tuesday, March 12th – 7:30PM West Carleton Garden Club – Carp Memorial Hall, 3739 Carp Rd.

General Care of Perennials – Monday, March 18th – 7:30PM Gatineau Valley Gardeners – St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church 537 Highway 105 Chelsea

Friends of the Farm Lecture Series: Savvy Choices for Spring 2019 – Tuesday, April 2nd – Master Gardeners, Mary Shearman Reid and Stephanie Sleeth These two experienced master gardeners know you are anxious to get to garden centres and from there into your garden. They will present ideas to help you plan your garden and will provide a wide range of timely tips for savvy shopping and for getting the best out of your plants once you have them. They will also provide information on understanding newer plant introductions and how they can add to your garden.

A Makeover for Tired Gardens and Tired Gardeners – Monday, April 15th – 7:00PM Russel and District Horticultural Society – Russel Meadows, 475 Church Street, Russel

Vines – Tuesday, April 16th – 7:15PM Smiths Falls Horticultural Society – Smiths Falls Legion 7 Main Street East, Smiths Falls

Vines and Trailers – Tuesday, April 23rd – 7:30PM Ottawa Horticultural Society – Tom Brown Arena 141 Bayview Road, Ottawa

Past Speaking Engagements

2019

  • Tips for Eager Spring Kazabazua Gardeners – seminar hosted by Kazabazua Garden Club at their library – January 2019
  • Growing Colourful Spring Flowering Shrubs – Old Ottawa South Garden Club – February 2019

2018

  • Bulbs for Year Round Enjoyment – joint lecture series for Friends of the Farm and Master Gardeners of Ottawa Carleton – October 2018
  • Preparing Your Gardens for Winter – Perth and District Horticultural Society – October 2018
  • Newer Perennials and Woody Shrubs: How do they really fare? – Greater Ottawa Water Garden Horticultural Society – September 2018
  • Basics of Gardening – Greely Gardeners’ Group – May 2018
  • Garden Makeovers – Rejuvenating your Garden – Wellness Conference OCSB – May 2018
  • Eco-friendly Gardening – Retired Teachers – April 2018
  • Hydrangeas – Gatineau Valley Gardeners – April 2018
  • Gardening for Beginners – Kanata March Horticultural Society – April 2018
  • Spring is Springing – Community Group – March 2018
  • Reviving a Tired Garden – Manotick Horticultural Society – March 2018
  • Edibles in the Flower Garden: incorporating them in your flower garden – Nepean Horticultural Society – February 2018

2017

  • Planting Bulbs Workshop with Riverview Alternative School – October 2017
  • Getting the Garden Ready for Winter – Brockville and District Horticultural Society – October 2017
  • How to Put Your Garden to Bed – Smiths Falls Horticultural Society – October 2017
  • You’re Not Done Yet – Centrepointe Community Group – October 2017
  • Putting Your Garden to Sleep! – Bells Corners Community Group – October 2017
  • Bulbs for Year-Round Enjoyment – Kanata-March Horticultural Society – October 2017
  • Rip out or Rejuvenate – Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society – September 2017
  • Little to Low Maintenance for the Busy Gardener – Cornwall and District Horticultural Society – September 2017
  • You’re Not Done Yet – How to Put Your Garden to Bed – Rideau Lakes Horticultural Society – September 2017
  • Newer Introductions; How do they Really Fare? – Hudson Garden Club – August 2017
  • Makeovers for Tired Gardens and Tired Gardeners – Land O’ Lakes Garden Club – August 2017
  • Garden Makeovers: Rejuvenating your Garden – Ottawa Catholic School Board Wellness Day – May 2017
  • Container Gardening and Demonstration – Golf Club – May 2017
  • Water Wise Gardening – Fallowfield Relief Society – May 2017
  • Organic Gardening: The Big Picture COG – Ottawa St Lawrence Outaouais Chapter – May 2017
  • Low Maintenance Gardening – Crystal Beach and Lakeview Friendship Club – May 2017
  • Is that a Dandelion or a Dahlia: Gardening for Beginners – Friends of the Farm – April 2017
  • Winning Gardens – Smiths Falls Horticultural Society – April 2017
  • Container Gardening – Christian Women’s Group – April 2017
  • Your Favourite Bulbs – Bulbs for All Season – Retired Teachers – March 2017
  • Natural Alternatives to Herbicides and Pesticides – Good Shepherd Barrhaven Church – March 2017
  • Know your Soil – Gloucester Horticultural Society – March 2017
  • Garden Makeovers; Rejuvenating your Garden – Rockcliffe Park Garden Club – February 2017
  • Bulbs for all seasons – Gatineau Valley Gardeners – January 2017
  • Dividing and Maintaining Perennials – Nepean Horticultural Society – January 2017
  • Water-wise Gardening – Morning Break group – January 2017
  • Natural Alternatives to Herbicides and Pesticides – CFUW – January 2017
  • Soft fruit – Greely Gardeners Group – January 2017

2016

  • Fantastic Ground Covers – Ottawa Garden Club – November 2016
  • Raised Beds – Smiths Falls Horticultural Society – November 2016
  • Don’t Stop Yet – Fall Tasks – Ottawa South Garden Club – October 2016
  • Dirty Little Underground Secrets (Soil) – Brockville and District Horticultural Society – October 2017
  • Fall gardening and putting your garden to bed – Green Team at CATSA – October 2016
  • Fall gardening and putting your garden to bed – Crystal Beach/Lakeview Friendship Club – October 2016
  • Has your lawn seen better days? – Good Shepherd Barrhaven church – Sept 2016
  • Reviving a Tired Garden – Almonte and District Horticultural Society – May 2016
  • Eco-friendly Gardening for the Spring Gardener – Lunch and Learn for CATSA – May 2016
  • Planting planters – Morning Break – April 2016
  • Garden Design for Evolving Realities – Master Gardeners – April 2016
  • Environmentally Friendly ways to deal with bugs and weeds – Athens Garden Club – April 2016
  • Getting your Garden Ready for the Spring – Lunch and Learn – IRDETO – April 2016
  • Taking root – Good Shepherd Church Barrhaven – April 2016
  • Reviving a Tired Garden – West Carleton Horticultural Society – April 2016
  • Spring is Springing: Tips for the Spring Gardener Nepean Community Group – April 2016
  • Lawn Maintenance for the Traditional Lawn plus Some Alternatives – Kanata-March Horticultural Society – April 2016
  • Little to Low Maintenance Gardening: Tips for the Busy Gardener – Retired Teachers -March 2016
  • A Makeover for Tired Gardens and Tired Gardeners – Ottawa Garden Club – March 2016
  • Hedges – Planting, Maintaining, Renewing – Nepean Horticultural Society – February 2016
  • Raised beds – Old Ottawa South Garden Club – February 2016
  • Rejuvenating your mature garden – Morning Break group – January 2016
  • Behind the scenes at a garden centre – local garden club in Nepean – January 2016
  • Lawn and lawn alternatives – Greely Gardeners – January 2016
  • Rejuvenating a tired garden – Barrhaven Garden Club – January 2016

2015

  • Forcing bulbs – Smiths Falls Horticultural Society – November 2015
  • You are not done yet – Kanata-March Horticultural Society – October 2015
  • Forcing bulbs – Gananoque Horticultural Society – September 2015
  • Fall gardening – South Nepean Community Health Centre – September 2015
  • Fall gardening – IRDETO Lunch and Learn – September 2015
  • Fall gardening – Good Shepherd Barrhaven Church – September 2015
  • Rideau Lakes Horticultural Society – Vines, Trailers and Creepers – September 2015
  • Natural alternatives to pesticides and herbicides – Lunch and learn for CATSA – August 2015
  • Dirty Little Underground Secrets – Land O Lakes Garden Club – June 2015
  • Renovating a Mature Garden – Cityview Community Association – April 2015
  • Little to No Maintenance for the Busy Gardener – Good Shepherd Church Barrhaven – April 2015
  • Renovating a Mature Garden – OPERA – April 2015
  • Some Newer Perennials and Woodies and how do they really fare! – Gatineau Valley Gardeners March 2015
  • Makeovers for Tired Gardens and Tired Gardeners – Pakenham Horticultural Society – March 2015
  • Late bloomers – perennials and shrubs – Champlain Garden Club – February 2015
  • Grass, Grubs and Ground Cover – Morning Break group – February 2015

2014

  • What’s new in perennial and woodies:  comments on some of the successes of newer introductions. Gloucester Horticultural Society – October 2014
  • Soft fruit – Perth and District Horticultural Society – October 2014
  • Vertical Gardens – Up and Down the Walls… Brockville and District Horticultural Society – September 2014
  • Shrubs – Flowering throughout the Season – Maxville and District Horticultural Society – September 2014
  • Introduction to Garden Design – Athens Garden Club – September 2014
  • You’re not Done Yet – Rotary Club of Nepean Kanata – September 2014
  • The Vertical Garden – Old Ottawa South Garden Club – September 2014
  • You’re Not Done Yet – Greely Gardeners – September 2014
  • Vertical Gardens – Iroquois Garden Club – July 2014
  • Climbers Carleton Place and District Horticultural Society – June 2014
  • Renovating a Mature Garden – Kanata March Horticultural Society – May 2014
  • Gardens Growing Forward – OHA District 2 Annual General Meeting – April 2014
  • Insects – Good and Bad – Gatineau Valley Gardeners – April 2014
  • Sustainable gardens – Canadian Federation of University Women AGM – April, 2014
  • Introduction to Garden Design – OPERA – April 2014
  • Self-sustaining gardens  – Morning Break – March 2014
  • The Scoop on Dirt – Ottawa Garden Club – March 2014
  • Renovating an Older Garden – Rockcliffe Park Garden Club – February 2014
  • What grows in Ottawa – Local association of Ikebana artists – February 2014
  • Lawn Care – Nepean Horticultural Society – February 2014
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