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Rideau Lakes Horticultural Society

District 3

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RLHS is a thriving organization. Members plant and maintain municipal gardens and support all manner of horticultural activities in the community.


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Our general meeting location is:

Portland Community Hall
24 Water St
Portland, On K0G 1E0
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The fee to join our society is:

$15/year

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
Co-President Yvonne Helwig yhelwig@kingston.net 613-272-2877
Co-President Robert Leblanc bobandmj@live.ca 613-272-2390
General Information:

*Until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted we are doing Zoom presentations and meetings*
Once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, we will resume our usual schedule which is:
We meet the 1st Wednesday of the month from April to December at the Portland Community Hall, doors open at 6:45pm, we encourage members to come early, have some refreshments and mingle. Meetings will start at 7:15pm and end at 8:30pm. Free for members, $5 for guests.

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Our yearly membership is $15 per person. Kids get free membership.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Gardening for Hummingbirds in Eastern Ontario April 1st 2020 - 7:15pm Portland Community Hall Guest Speaker: Stephen Kapusta (Hummingbirds Canada)
Organics Here And Now May 6th 2020 - 7:15pm Portland Community Hall Guest Speakers: Local, certified-organic producers Aman Farms, Bluegrass Farm, and Funny Duck Farm discuss the opportunities and challenges of growing food organically.
RLHS & Community Plant & Garden Sale May 23rd 2020 - 9:00am to Noon Rideau District High School More details to come
Take a Walk on the Wild Side - Native Species June 3rd 2020 - 7:15pm Portland Community Hall Guest Speaker: Mary Cunningham (Former Secretary, RLHS)
Tweed Tour July 8th 2020 Tweed Visitor Center More details to come
The Hidden Medicine in your own Back Yard Aug. 5th 2020 - 7:15pm Portland Community Hall Guest Speaker: Heather Mitchell-Adams (Modern Thymes Health and Bulk Foods)
Seed Saving Workshop Sep. 2nd 2020 - 7:15pm Portland Community Hall Tom Kohler (Kohler Innovation & RLHS Member)
Share & Swap - 2nd Annual Member Show Oct. 7th 2020 - 7:15pm Portland Community Hall
AGM + Outdoor Winter Container Creations Nov. 4th 2020 - 7:15pm Portland Community Hall Guest Speaker: Elaine Collins (OHA District 3 Treasurer & President, Gananoque Horticultural Society)
Christmas Luncheon Dec. 2nd More details to come

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