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Etobicoke Horticultural Society

District 15

About Us

Membership includes: 10 informative monthly meetings and newsletters per year; 9 speakers bringing us expert advice and other points of view; countless opportunities to network with other friendly gardeners with a wide range of experience; multiple opportunities to volunteer your time and skills thereby enriching your life and the Society at the same time; 5 flower shows to give you the opportunity to indulge your creativity and display your own plants for judging and feedback; contests and quizzes to test your knowledge and learn; an opportunity to share your garden's plenty with others by donating to our plant sale; and, last but not least, 5 chances a year to visit other members’ gardens!
Please note: During the lockdown due to Covid-19, our meetings are being held via Zoom until further notice.

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Our general meeting location is:

Fairfield Seniors' Centre
80 Lothian Avenue
Toronto M8Z 4K5
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The fee to join our society is:

$20 - single $22 - family

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
Treasurer Judy Watt treasurer.etob.hort@gmail.com 647-261-4535
General Information:

We meet the first Wednesday of each month from 7:30-9:30pm except for July and August. Doors open at 7:00 pm and we do serve coffee and treats before the meeting starts! We encourage people to bring their own mug!

During COVID, we are scheduling virtual meetings via Zoom the first Wednesday of each month starting at 7:30PM. Members receive an email notification prior to the meeting with sign-in information.

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Membership is paid annually. It costs $20 to join as an individual and $22 to join as a family. We welcome guests at our meetings. Our membership does include retail discounts when the membership card is shown.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
The Secret Lives of Spring Wildflowers - Part 1, with Richard Aaron March 3, 2021 7:30PM Virtual meeting via Zoom Spring will soon be here and the first wildflowers of the year will start to appear. In this talk, we will survey some of the early-blooming species found in our area, and explore a host of fascinating stories including the little-known backstory of our provincial floral emblem, some unusual pollination and seed dispersal strategies, the surprising origins of some spring wildflower names, and much more!
The Secret Lives of Spring Wildflowers - Part 2, with Richard Aaron with Richard Aaron April 7, 2021 7:30PM Virtual meeting via Zoom In this, the second part of a two-part series, we will continue to explore intriguing stories and little-known facts about our spring flora. Even if you missed Part 1, you will still enjoy this month's talk. You will be introduced to over a dozen wildflower species not covered in the previous talk, while also learning about the rise and fall of a wildflower once found on drugstore shelves, how citizen science determined the toxicity of those species over a century ago, what makes garlic mustard so invasive and recipe ideas to reward your removal efforts, more surprising origins of wildflower names, and much more.
Gardening in Our Changing Climate May 5, 2021 7:30PM Virtual meeting via Zoom Guest speaker, Charlie Dobbin, will give us an informative look at the effects of a changing climate on our gardens and provide practical advice to help us adapt to the new reality of weather conditions such as dramati swings in temperature and rainfall.

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