Plant Guilds- Beyond Companion Planting, FREE WORKSHOP

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Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:00am

This presentation begins by distinguishing between plant guilds and companion planting. It encourages listeners to think in terms of modifying their conventional gardening strategies to begin creating a self-sustaining eco-system that will become more productive and result in less work over time. Achieving these objectives requires delving into the different functions that plants serve in the landscape. Building on the principles of permaculture, we explore examples of plant guilds, connection, natural patterns, and zones that help gardeners put together the pieces of that self-sustaining eco-system.


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Following the workshop we will serve free lunch 12- 12:30


This is a free event however donations are welcomed.


About the Presenter:

Rebecca Last has been gardening on and off since age 8, and has been a member of
Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton since 2005. Her small suburban garden is certified
by the Canadian Wildlife Federation as wildlife habitat. Rebecca grows a dozen or more
varieties of heritage tomatoes every year. Her garden design includes elements of
permaculture and she has recently begun experimenting with biodynamic gardening
techniques. Rebecca has been honoured by the Ottawa Horticultural Society with: the
Mary Bryant Award for use of native plants in garden design (2014); the Members’
Appreciation Award (2015); and the Ontario Horticultural Association Service Award for
meritorious service to horticulture (2017). In 2018, Rebecca received an Ontario
Volunteer Service Award in recognition of her ten years of service with Master Gardeners
of Ottawa-Carleton. Rebecca’s gardening addiction is enabled by her loving husband
Richard and a collection of very spoiled rescue cats.


190 Gore St. East, Perth ON

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