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

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Past Speaking Engagements

2021

  • Container Gardening – Choosing pots and plants: no space is too small – CFUW via Zoom – January 2021
  • Gardening with Native Plants (joint presentation with 2 fellow Master Gardeners) – Capital Grannies – March 2021
  • Container Gardening – pot selection, potting supplies, plant choices and ongoing maintenance – Pinewood Meadows Community Association – March 2021
  • Flowering Shrubs – Retired Teachers – March 2021
  • Starting Seeds Indoors – Wednesday Socials (through South Nepean Satellite Community Health Centre) – March 2021

2020

  • Clamouring for Clematis – Ottawa South Garden Club – February 2020
  • Container gardening – Choosing pots and plants:  no space is too small. Bells Corners Wednesday Socials – March 2020
  • Spring is Springing – RSVP Ministries – March 2020
  • Small Trees for Small Planting Spaces – Nepean Horticultural Society – September 2020
  • Forcing Bulbs (Demonstration via Zoom) – Bells Corners Wednesday Socials – November 2020

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
  • Perennials:  Dividing and Maintaining – West Carleton Garden Club – March 2019
  • General Care of Perennials – Gatineau Valley Gardeners – March 2019
  • Friends of the Farm Lecture Series – Savvy Choices for Spring 2019 – April 2019
  • Container gardening – Choosing pots and plants:  no space is too small. Morning Break community group – April 2019
  • A makeover for Tired gardens and Tired gardeners – Russell and District Horticultural Society – April 2019
  • Vines – Smiths Falls Horticultural Society – April 2019
  • Vines and Trailers – Ottawa Horticultural Society – April 2019
  • Newer Introductions – how do they really fare? – Golf Club – April 2019
  • Bulbs for all season – Barrhaven Garden Club – September 2019
  • Composting and Micronutrients – Nepean Horticultural Society – September 2019
  • The After-Life of Cannas, Callas and Dahlias… – Brockville and District Horticultural Society – September 2019
  • Garden Makeovers:  Renew? Refresh? Rejuvenate? – Cornwall and District Horticultural Society – October 2019
  • Spring Bulbs – Community Centre – October 2019
  • Spring Bulbs – Good Shepherd Barrhaven Church – October 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