Everdean Nurseries at 13791 Loyalist Pkwy in Bloomfield, and Diane Walker of Walker’s Greenhouses will give our members a 10% discount if they show their PEC horticultural membership cards. Connons (956A Old Highway 2 Trenton) will donate 10% of each purchase back to our Society between April 16 and June 16 for members who show their cards.
Trees Ontario is conducting free tree seed forecasting workshops to help improve seed collection efficiency and restore tree seed inventories across Ontario.
Local workshops on June 13 in Napanee and June 21 in Bancroft.
This workshop is intended for individuals with a strong interest and prior experience in tree seed collection and forecasting.
Registration required – visit www.treesontario.ca or call 1-877-646-1193.
You can get exhibitor tags from Colleen at the RE/Max office (Lake and Main Sts) or from Walter McGee.
Society President Colleen Green opened a well-attended meeting [below left] with a special welcome to our guests from the Sophiasburgh 4H Flower Power Extravaganza Club [below right].
Following a brief recap on important upcoming events – the County Garden Show in June and the Members’ Picnic in July – and a mention of a few items of general interest, Colleen introduced the meeting’s guest speaker – Chef Tina Moorey – who would be speaking about cooking with herbs.
Chef Moorey got the presentation off to a good start by ‘volunteering’ a couple of audience members to move around the room offering simple and delicious treats such as beetroot hummus with cilantro served on a pita bread section.
She followed with a rapid fire presentation on simple preparation tricks of the trade and how common herbs can be worked into your cooking – inexpensive, home-growable, delicious – in a manner of different ways.
Following the presentation, the audience had many questions and requests for advice, all of which were answered constructively and helpfully. Now pass me some more of that beetroot hummus …
Mini-show entries were judged by the members at large. 1st place went to Kim Katanik-Kuris for her arrangement of herbs and flowers [opposite] set in a classic enameled milk jug. Click the image to see a larger version.
Photo-credits: Bert Jenkins
The PEC Horticultural Society has been in existence for almost one hundred and fifty years, and yet if you visit the Prince Edward County Archives at the Wellington Library you’ll find only three pages of historical documents in our file!
To find out how you can help add to our records … read more