Program of Events

With the existing COVID-19 situation, in-person sessions will continue to be on hold until further notice. During this time we will be offering Zoom/virtual sessions, including externally hosted ones that are open to the public. We are currently in the process of organizing BGC hosted Zoom sessions. Please continue to check our list.

To all our members, Keep Safe & Stay Well!


January 21, 2021:  External Zoom Event: “Discussion about Bioregionalism: Follow-up to Film: Hochelaga, Terres des Âmes” presented by the McGill Permaculture Club
Location: N/A
Time:  6 pm EST.

This event is hosted by the McGill Permaculture Club, using Zoom.

They will discuss how bioregional governance can be an effective tool to collectively manage resources.

This event is open to the public. For more details on this event, click link to event details.

To join the presentation, click link to event.


January 21, 2021:  External Webinar: “New Plants Showing Promise” presented by Richard Hawke
Location: N/A
Time:  7:00-8:3- pm EST.

This event is hosted by Fine Gardening.

Richard Hawke of the Chicago Botanic Garden has spent much of his career trialing plants. Each year he puts new offerings into the test gardens at CBG and monitors their overall performance. In this webinar you’ll find out which new plants are worthy of your hard earned dollar.

You must register for this event.  For more information on this event and speaker, as well as to register, click link to event details.


January 26, 2021:  External YouTube Webinar: “Garden Myths” presented by Robert Pavlis
Location: N/A
Time:  7:30-9:00 pm EST.

This event is hosted by the Ottawa Horticultural Society (OHS), using YouTube.

Robert Pavlis is a well-known speaker and educator with over 40 years of gardening experience. He is the author of a number of books, and publishes several popular gardening blogs. Robert will present a number of gardening myths, including myths about planting trees, natural pesticides are safe, hostas don’t grow in sun, and weed barriers prevent weeds from growing. For more information on this event and speaker, click this link to event details on the OHS site.

No registration is required. To join the presentation, click link to event. The presentation will also be recorded and available at this link afterwards. 


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BGC SPECIAL OFFERING:  During this exceptional COVID-19 period we invite members and non-members to view the following presentation on the Métis Gardens, also known as the Reford Gardens, prepared by Exec member Gloria Timmons. Note that you can watch it in full screen by clicking on the Full-Screen icon  in the bottom-right corner and you can use the Pause and Navigation Bar controls if wanted. Click the icon bottom right to exit full-screen mode. We hope you enjoy!