Introduction to Organic Vegetable Gardening- FREE WORKSHOP

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Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 10:00am

In this workshop, David Hinks with share with us tips on how to get started with organic vegetable gardening.

He will cover topics such as;

  • climate of our area,

  • heat preferences of various vegetables

  • choosing a location, preparing the garden

  • in-ground vs boxes working with soil

  • composting

  • starting veggies indoors

  • weeding, watering, pests,

  • mulching, harvesting

Please register on our eventbrite page to reserve a spot

Following the session we will have lunch 12- 1
This is a free event. Donations are welcomed



David Hinks:

I have been a passionate vegetable gardener for many decades; I was raised on a dairy farm in south-western Ontario where I was introduced to gardening at an early age by parents and grandparents. While my education and career was in transportation economics and policy, I never lost touch with those early roots.


I broadened my interest in gardening by joining the Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton in 2002 serving as the executive coordinator of the group the 2013 and 2014. In January 2017 I transferred to the Lanark County Master Gardeners group. I have also been President of the West Carleton Horticultural Society


I have been doing gardening workshops for over ten years for gardeners in Ottawa and in Almonte. I am also in the sixth year of writing a gardening column for an on-line newspaper in Almonte. One of the major themes in my presentations is empowering people to grow their own food in a sustainable way.


Since moving to Almonte in early 2012 I have become very involved in issues related to local food security. As Vice-Chair of the Lanark County Food Bank and garden project coordinator we have created a number of community gardens in Carleton Place, Almonte and Pakenham


190 Gore St. East, Perth ON

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