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Smiths Falls Horticultural Society regular monthly meeting with guest speaker Allan Goddard “Edible Trees and Shrubs”

March 21, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

welcome members and guests to our regular monthly meeting …

  • we are having a guest speaker … Allan Goddard … on the topic of “Edible Trees and Shrubs” … who knew? …
  • also offering our monthly Photo Contest with a March theme of “Snow in the Forest” … members only … so sorry guests … but if you join, you get to participate in this fun activity … 🙂 …
  • and our ever-present Opportunity Table … where you have the “opportunity” to get garden-themed items at yard sale prices … by donation …
  • snacks and mingling with lovely people (us) following …
  • free to members … guests $3 …

From Allan … Trees and shrubs offer us a lot in our lives. One of the main benefits is the food value they provide. We will look at many of the native plants along roadsides or in the woodlands that offer us produce and also some of the multitude of cultivated trees and shrubs we can grow ourselves to produce subsidies to our rising costs at the grocery store and, besides, a lot of this is for enjoyment, too !

Allan’s Bio … Born and raised in Montreal, gained much experience through my university and college years with the City of Westmount’s Parks Department which included a lot of experience on their Floral Clock and in their greenhouses.

  • BSc in Biology, Natural Science (Lakehead University, Thunder Bay)
  • diplomas in Park Management (U of Guelph) and Greenhouse Management (Algonquin)

Retired now (sort of !) having completed …

  • a number of Provincial Contracts
  • work in Saudi Arabia as a Landscape Manager
  • owning and operating Almonte Landscape Services 1989 – 2015

Still very active with various related projects and committees in Almonte, including the Almonte and District Horticultural Society, and was recently awarded the OHA Award of Merit and a District 2 Award of Merit.


March 21, 2023
7:00 pm
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