Nancy resides northeast of London, near Thorndale, ON. Her love of horticulture has
been influenced by her parents, especially her mom, and grandparents. Nancy grows
various veggies, herbs, small fruits, and cut & edible flowers. She joined the London
Middlesex Master Gardeners in 2003 and has a horticulture certificate from University
of Guelph and she has OHA Horticulture & Floral Design certificate.
With her strong interest in social and military history, especially WW1 era, she is a
volunteer gardener at Fanshawe Pioneer Village (London) and a member of the
‘Famous Five’ suffragette re-enactors.
Nancy owns & operators ‘From My Garden’, a unique cottage business. She is a
freelance writer for a small community newspaper in Dorchester and has a gardening
column in the St. Mary's Independent, St. Mary's, ON. She also self-published a book,
‘titled ‘From my Garden ~ sharing stories, secrets and recipes.
On Facebook - under Nancy Abra
|Gardening||Botanical Delights||Look edible flowers & how to use them||Zoom/In person|
|Gardening||Garden Trends||Trends for that garden season- good for Spring||Zoom/In person|
|Gardening, Environment||Caterpillars ~ who are they really||A look at various caterpillars native to our region and what Lepidoptera species they are||Zoom/In person|
|Gardening||Plants ~ our living heritage||A look at a few heritage gardens across Canada & conservation of plants of our forefathers||Zoom/In person|
|Gardening||Summer Produce for the Winter’s Pantry||Growing food instead of ornamentals & how to preserve what we grow||Zoom/In person|
|Gardening, Environment||Weeds ~ friend or foe||A closer look at weeds that are valuable to us||Zoom/In person|
|Gardening||What’s Bugging You?||Presentation on bugs and diseases in our gardens||Zoom/In person|
|Gardening||Remembering them…||A horticultural look at the Commonwealth War Graves – good for late fall||Zoom/In person|