Program of Events

2019

Click link for details.  All presentations are in English.

  • January 9, 2019: Annual General Meeting + " An Introduction to Permaculture Gardening" - PLEASE NOTE AGENDA CHANGE, click for details
  • February 13, 2019: "The Environmental Impact of War in Yemen" Presented by Mohammed Al-Duais, PhD of McGill - Session Cancelled Due to Weather, To Be Re-scheduled
  • "March 13, 2019: "Growing Micro Greens" Presented by Ramzy Kassouf of les Jardins Carya - PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE, click for details"
  • April 10, 2019: "Gardening From A Hammock" Presented by Dan Cooper, Master Gardener
  • May 8, 2019: "Preventing Gardeners' Injuries" Presented by Jodi Rapp of Action Sport Physio
  • May 11, 2019: Spring Plant Sale at Centennial Hall
  • September 8, 2019: "Dorval Topiaries Walking Tour"
  • September 11, 2019: "The Environmental Impact of War in Yemen" Presented by Mohammed Al-Duais, PhD of McGill (Re-scheduled from February)
  • October 9, 2019: "An Introduction to Permaculture Gardening " Presented by Zach Loeks of Kula Permaculture (Re-scheduled from January)
  • November 13, 2019: "Alaska and It's Flowers" Presented by Wanda Mitkiewicz, President of the Pointe-Claire Horticultural Society
  • December 11, 2019: "Holiday Decor" Presented by Jennifer Buttars of JennBCreativ

2020

January 8, 2020:   Details to come
February 12, 2020: Details to come


March 13, 2020: ” Welcome to Gannaiden – Garden of Possibilities ”  Presented by Elaine Steinberg
Location: Herb Linder Annex, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm. Please arrive by 7:15pm.
Elaine Steinberg will present an overview of Gannaiden history, philosophy, activities and a few tips, tricks and tidbits on her  ‘design- maintenance’ program. Started in 1990 as a private family garden in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Gannaiden opened to the pubic in 2017 as a sculpture-garden. Marcel Braitstein is a well know Canadian sculptor with works in museums across Canada and beyond North America. His wife Elaine Steinberg is the gardener. Despite being her seventies, Steinberg maintains the sculpture-garden on her own. “Hands on the land is important to me.  I have always wanted to grow old gardening. Growing old at Gannaiden is a work in progress” said Steinberg.


April 8, 2020:   “Reford Gardens”  (topic to be confirmed)  Presented by Alexander Reford of Reford Gardens 
Location: Herb Linder Annex, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm. Please arrive by 7:15pm.
The Jardins de Métis was created from 1926 to 1958 by Elsie Reford, an avant-gardist planter and collector of rare plants. Some 3,000 species and varieties of plants, including the famous blue poppy of the Himalayas, are spread over some 15 gardens. Elsie Reford succeeded in transplanting or propagating rare species and adapting them to the Quebec climate. She, along with local farmers and tradespeople that she trained, built a remarkable garden over three decades that is now a national historic site of Canada.
May 9, 2020:   Spring Plant Sale at Centennial Hall
Location: Herb Linder Annex, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd.
Time: 10am 

We are selling many different plants from our members’ gardens.  Arrive early as plants go quickly – we often sell out by 11:00.

 

 

 

 

 


May 13, 2020:  ”The Healing Power of Cannabis”  Presented by Mark Reynolds of Naughty Nettle Medicinals
Location: Herb Linder Annex, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm. Please arrive by 7:15pm.

Naughty Nettle Medicinals aims to educate and empower others to the methods of herbal medicine. Mark is in his third year of organic medicinal farming in Quebec, and has given workshops on holistic health, fermentation, hydroponics and herbal medicine. Come learn this evening about the cannabis plant, including its healing power and medicinal benefits.