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Growing Grit: Designing Beautiful, Biodiverse and Resilient Gravel Gardens

October 25, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ben O’Brien will share different approaches for creating resilient perennial plantings in urban public spaces. European techniques such as growing plants in deep mineral mulches or in artificial substrates both reduce soil fertility, which accommodates much more diverse plant communities, and reduces the potential for weed invasion. If you struggle with soil fertility or inner-city soil contamination issues, or don’t have time to maintain constant curb appeal in your front yard, perhaps this style of planting could be a solution?
More details at:…/growing-grit-designing…/
This will be a hybrid meeting with both in-person and online options available.
St. Mark’s Church Hall, 1606 Fisher Ave, Ottawa
**Attendees must wear masks. Before attending in person, please screen yourself for Covid symptoms. If you have any symptoms, stay home and use the on-line option instead.
This is a free presentation and there is no registration required. A recording will be available for members only for 14 days after the presentation. Please consider supporting the future activities of the OHS though renewing your membership or joining for $15/yr, or though a donation at
How to view the presentation:
To join the presentation, please click on this YouTube link to go to the OHS You Tube Channel:
Starting the video
Once you are on the site, you must click on the rectangle of the video to start watching. Until 7:30 you will see a screen that says the presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m., so please be patient.


October 25, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ottawa Horticultural Society
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Ottawa Horticultural Society