Monday May 30, 2022 7:30pm

'Creating Mini Meadows' with Catherine McNeely

Cannington Baptist Church, 60 Cameron St. W. Cannington

Join us for our May Meeting and Flower Show with Catherine McNeely present  “Creating Mini Meadows”. She will share her experience as she transformed her own yard by planting native species over the past seven years. Learn how she took a standard lawn and yard into a sustainable, environmentally friendly space. With help from the wonderful resources offered by the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA), and the Invasive Species Council (Grow Me Instead) everything was changed.

Catherine won the ‘Healthy Land Award’ from the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority in 2021 in honour of her contribution to the health of the environment and recognizing her efforts of transforming her lakeshore property from the usual cottage lawn into a haven of biodiversity, with native trees, bushes, shrubs and flowers!

We invite you to come out and learn how to create your own biodiversity within your gardens.

No Mow May Challenge
Spring is here and the vegetation is waking up - its faithful procession of dandelions is a necessity for pollinators – insects that are at the very heart of nature’s reproductive system – to find shelter and food so that they don’t starve before the summer season gets underway.
But with the ever-increasing use of pesticides, and the social pressures to maintain and mow our lawns as soon as the temperatures rise, the survival of honeybees and wild pollinators is under threat. And their struggle is only getting more real.

Even a modest reduction in lawn mowing frequency can bring a host of environmental benefits: increased pollinators, increased plant diversity and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, a longer, healthier lawn makes it more resistant to pests, weeds, and drought events.
Dr. Chris Watson, lead author of study by University of Quebec, Trois-Rivieres

We hope you might consider the No Mow May Challenge for your own lawns- encourage biodiversity, introduce more natives and welcome the pollinators into your world.

Second Flower Show of the Season!

All members are invited to participate - find details and classes listed within the CHS Yearbook. Look under the May Meeting pages 28-29. Youth are also invited to showcase their talents -classes for Youth Members may be found on page 29 of the Yearbook. All entries to be placed before 7pm. Judging to follow.

Doors Open: 6:30pm

It's easy to become a member with CHS! Forms available at each monthly meeting.

See Membership page on website for more info.

Yearbooks available to members at all monthly meetings or check out Yearbook page on website.

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2022 Meeting Schedule 


March 26   Seedy Saturday - Co-Hosted by Beaverton, Cannington and Georgina-Brock Pefferlaw Lions Hall 9:30-2:30pm

March 28   'Horticulture as Therapy' with Phil Spring 

April  25    'Fruit and Native Trees for the Future'  with Richard Dickinson 


May 28   Plant Sale  Brock 2020 Gardens, 199 Laidlaw St. North, Cannington 9am to 2pm

      Donations from your garden welcomed -please drop off prior to sale at above location -set up Friday.

May 30   'Growing Mini Meadows: No Mow May' with Catherine McNeely + Youth Sensory Garden Challenge

June 14  'Special Event - Peony Daze Field Trip'   5pm See Special Events page - Save the date!

June 27   'Diversity of Daylilies!' with Garry Patterson + Youth Sensory Garden Challenge & Youth Workshop signup

July/August  Summer Youth Workshops - in the works!  Waste Bin Painting Design and more! Watch for details

                           Create a Daylily Workshop for Youth - date to be announced

September 26    'Fabulous Fungi: A Fun Introduction to the Mysterious World of Mycology' with David Hawke

October 24  'Birds in the Garden and on the Land'  with James Kamstra

November 21   Workshop: 'Holiday Kissing Balls' 

                              Pre-registration required + material fee. 

December 5 -  CHS Annual General Meeting