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'COMPOST' with Nicole Brouwer & John Montague
 7:30 pm
Cannington Baptist Church, 60 Cameron St. W. Cannington


Learn how to ‘feed your soil.’ Balanced soil and biology are the key to natural sustainability. Nicole and John will explain the basics on organic compost and why it's so important, drawing from over 30 years of experience and the work done at The Glen Roads Organics. A leader in teaching and producing thermal compost, organic regenerative farming practices and in building healthy, resilient biologically diverse soils.

Nicole graduated from University of Toronto with Honours Bachelor of Science and a diploma from Durham College, and is currently involved in regenerative agriculture practices and organic food production at The Glen Roads Organics. John is a Holistic Soil Consultant and dedicated to teaching people how to heal their soil. John studied with Dr. Elaine Ingham of The Soil Foodweb Inc. at Rodale Institute, and the University of Guelph. As operations manager of The Glen Road Organics, John takes pride in producing bio-diverse compost and potting mixes as well as teaching organic farming and gardening practices.

An excellent opportunity to learn about the importance of compost and how you may use this knowledge to improve your own gardens and farmland. We welcome you to join us, bring a friend and learn with CHS.

June Flower Show - we encourage all CHS members to get involved with the Flower Show - see pages 30 & 31 of the CHS 2024 Yearbook for complete listing of classes.

Photographs for the  June Photo Show are due by June 1, 2024. Please contact us at: if you wish to submit photo entries. 

Doors open 6:30 pm for placement of Flower Show exhibits. All entries to be in place by 7pm sharp - judging to follow. 

We welcome new and returning members to join us! 

Registration Table open at 7pm. Get signed up with CHS for the 2024 season. Your annual membersip privilages include a CHS Yearbook, the opportunity to exhibit in both CHS Flower and Photography Shows, the right to participate in society held special events and club voting rights. Members will also find several local greenhouses and nurseries offer a discount on purchases - by presenting their current CHS Membership card. All great reasons to become a Cannington Horticultural Society Member in 2024!


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2024 Meeting Schedule 

March 23   

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

March 25  

 'Plant Propagation 101' with Dan Galea

April 17

April Youth Workshop - 'Create a Garden Journal' - learn how to make your own garden journal

April 22   

Earth Day - help our planet - clean up your community for Earth Day

April  29  

'Indigenously Infused Gardening'  with Robyn Ivory Pierson & John McIntosh + Flower Show 

April 27   

District 17 AGM - 'The Time to Garden is Now' 9:30am

Host: Oshawa Garden Club Special Guest Speakers, Flower and Photography Show, Tickets: Adults $35.  

Preregister to attend. Location: Lviv Ukraninian Hall, Oshawa

May 15

May Youth Workshop - 'Digging into Dirt: Discovering the soil story' - learn about the soil in your own gardens!


May 18      

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.  

Club volunteers needed - please consider lending a hand with this fundraiser.

May 25    

'Lilac & Magnolia Bloomingtour'  Field trip to Four Winds Farm: CHS Members only -Tickets Required.           

May 27    

'TREES: Care & Maintenance' with Katrina VanOsch-Saxon & Brian Saxon + Flower Show   

June 24    

'Compost' with Nicole Brouwer & John Montague + Flower and Photo Show

Youth Garden Challenge  Get signed up tonight!  'Small Gardens-BIG Changes' Prize money for top gardens.

July 8

CHS Youth Hike: Discovering Native Plants & Pollinators with Lydia Wong

Open to CHS Youth Members - get registered to attend

August 8

'Bouquet Bootcampwith Ainsley  Unique floral workshop to learn about floral exhibiting and design arrangements.

CHS Members Price: $45. Non-member price: $55. Tickets available in June. Class size limited- see Workshop page for details  

September 30   

'HERBS: Creating a Home Garden'  with Kate & Phil Collins + Flower Show and Youth Summer Challenge Awards

October 28   

'Wild Bees & Agriculture'  with Susan Willis Chan + Flower Show

November 18 

Seasonal Workshop with Mike Gibbs

Pre-registration required + material fee.  

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

December 2   

CHS Annual General Meeting, Photo Show and Year End Awards - festive refreshments, door                                                       prizes! Not to be missed!

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