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'Indigenously Infused Gardening' with Robyn I. Pierson & John McIntosh
April 29, 2024  at 7:30pm Doors open 6:30pm Flower Show + Youth Program
Cannington Baptist Church, 60 Cameron St. W. Cannington


Meet Robyn Ivory Pierson, a proud Anishinaabe mother of three from the Curve Lake First Nation, who has dedicated her life to promoting and sharing the beauty of Indigenous culture through her business, Indigenously Infused. What began as a personal healing journey has evolved into a full-time career and lifelong learning experience. Robyn has incorporated her teaching degree to expand her offerings, facilitating workshops that teach about the sacred medicines and contemporary methods of art with the medicines. 
Robyn's interest in traditional knowledge and the Anishinaabeg language led her to construct a greenhouse, and create a medicine wheel garden - to learn how to grow her own medicines. Her passion for learning and teaching has also led her to become a professor at both Sir Sanford Fleming College in Peterborough and Lindsay, Ontario.


Meet John McIntosh, a passionate arborist, and lover of nature. With a deep respect for the interconnections of science and indigenous knowledge, he is committed to learning Anishinaabemowin and honoring the traditional stewards of the land and methods which have been used since time immemorial. Originally from Peterborough, John has been a proud resident of Curve Lake for three years where he resides with his wife, Robyn, and their three children. John attended Fleming College in 2013, where he studied Urban Forestry and gained valuable insights into his craft. Apart from his work as an arborist, John is a proud father and skilled groundskeeper at Indigenously Infused. His background in gardening and greenhouse work has made him a well-rounded educator, and he is passionate about sharing his knowledge with others.

Join us on April 29 as both Robyn and John share their passion about Indigenous gardening. A unquie opportunity to learn and enjoy from a traditional knowledge base - we inivte you to come and get growing. Robyn and John will also bring along some of their own line of products from the Indigenously Infused Garden business - available for purchase.

First Flower Show of the season! A fun way to showcase what is growing in your gardens! Open to all CHS Members- check your 2024 Yearbook for a full listing of classes, including classes for the Youth Members!. Get growing with CHS and have some fun displaying your spring garden gems.

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 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.

August 8

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

Open to CHS Members - Registation and material fee: Tickets available in June Class size limited.

More summer events - in the works!    

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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