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Monday May 29, 2023  7:30pm Doors Open 6:30pm

'Growing FOOD...Home Gardening'

with Alana Cawker

Cannington Baptist Church, 60 Cameron St. W. Cannington

Special Gift for all registered CHS Members - tonight all 2023 CHS Members attending the meeting will receive a free gift from the club. Don't miss it - you must attend in person to pick up your gift! 

We invite you to join us as we learn about 'Growing FOOD...Home Gardening' – with the price of food skyrocketing and the need to have access to fresh and healthy food it is becoming very popular to put in a vegetable garden for oneself. Join us for the CHS May presentation with Alana Cawker who does just that!


Alana will share her knowledge from the little corner of the country near Woodville, Ontario where she is passionate about raising her own food and living the simple life. As she says “Our patch of land may be small but it is bursting with goodness which includes several vegetable and flower gardens, laying hens, meat chickens, ducks, honeybees and sometimes pigs!”.

Alana calls herself “The Rustic Wife” and has many how-to videos and recipe ideas already shared on Instagram and Youtube. Learn tips and ideas from one who does it all in her home gardens. From seed selection, garden prep and winter storage of the harvest – Alana’s passion for gardening and growing food will be sure to inspire you add a few more items to your own patch of land.

May Flower Show is open to all CHS Members - please place your exhibits from 6:30 to 7pm. Judging to follow. Doors open at 6:30pm
We love new members and Youth members to try their hand at exhibiting - ask us for details if you need help or have questions. This is a fun opportunity to share what’s growing in your gardens. All entries to be placed by 7pm. Judging to follow. Doors open at 6:30 for members to place exhibits.

Youth members may also register for the summer challenge: Bee the Change: Plant Natives Complete details and registration forms will be available.

Special Member Gift available for all 2023 Registered CHS Members. One per membership - must pick up at May Meeting in person to receive gift.


Member Registration Open at 7pm - renew your membership with CHS and pick up your 2023 Yearbook. New members always welcome!

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2023 Meeting Schedule 


March 25   Seedy Saturday - Co-Hosted by Beaverton, Cannington and Georgina-Brock Pefferlaw Lions Hall 9-2pm

March 27   'Ontario Forests...Under Pressure' with Richard Dickinson

April 22     Earth Day - help our planet - clean up your community from litter and garbage

April  24   'Modern Gardenscape: Growing With Soil & Plant Ecosystems'  with Mary Beerman + Flower Show 

April 29    District 17 AGM - 'Embracing Biodiversity - a world of variety for the Future'

                   Special Guest Speakers: Lorraine Johnson and Jillian Bishop. Flower and Photography Show,

                  Youth Guest: Morgan's Monarchs.  

                   Tickets: Adults $30.  Youth $20. Preregister to attend. Location: St. Paul's Leaskdale Church, Leaskdale. 


May 27      Annual Plant Sale  Brock 2020 Gardens, 199 Laidlaw St. North, Cannington 9am to 2pm Open to the public

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

May 29   'Growing Food...Home Gardening'  with Alana Cawker + Youth 'Bee the Change-Plant Natives' Garden Challenge Info                   and registeration + Flower Show

                 CHS Membership 'Gift' -special gift to all CHS  registered members - must pick up in person, one per membership.

June 22    Peony Daze II Field Tour at Hedgerow Farm, Tickets for event on sale in May

June 26    'The Value of Conceptual Design' with Neil Turnbull - Landscape Architect

                   Youth Sensory Garden Challenge "Bee the Change-Plant Natives" 

                   Youth Nature Walk signup + June Photo & Flower Show  

July 8        Brock's Botanical Garden Tour  - in the works! Tickets for event on sale in June

July 13      Native Plants for Wildlife Walk  - with Richard Dickinson CHS Youth Member Only Event

September 25   'Blooms for Butterflies' with Anna Mizyn + Flower Show and Youth Summer Challenge Awards

October 30   'Insects- the Good, the Bad & the Beautiful'  with Lydia Wong + Flower Show

November 21   Workshop: Winter Birch Wreath with Scott Turner

                            Pre-registration required + material fee.  Limited spots.

                              NOTE: Photo entries due tonight - will be presented at Annual General Meeting in December. 

December 4    CHS Annual General Meeting, Photo Show and Year End Awards

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