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Cathy Kavassalis

OHA Member




Districts Served
  • D05
  • D06
  • D09
  • D15
  • D18

Catherine Kavassalis is a passionate gardener and conservationist. A former chemist and teacher, she did her doctoral work at M.I.T. and later received a master's in environmental education from the University of Toronto. She has taught and worked with not-for-profit organizations promoting biodiversity. Now she volunteers as an educator and inspirational speaker. She is an active member of the Halton Region group of Master Gardeners of Ontario (MGOI) and helps moderate the MGOI Facebook Group. She was a former President of Oakville Horticultural Society and member of the Board of Directors for the Royal Botanical Gardens. Catherine loves to garden and believes that caring for plants is critical for our well being and that of our planet. Catherine enjoys learning and sharing knowledge and by doing so endeavors to stimulate interest and awe in the living world.
I can give talks in District 6, 15, 9 and 5 and 18. Categories include: Herb Gardening, Pollinators, Conservation, Native Plants, Ferns, Biodiversity. I am including a biography and a list of talks that may be of interest

  • Conservation
  • Environment
  • Gardening
  • Pollinators
  • Trees and Shrubs
Speaking List
Herbs See attached pdf for information for all Zoom/In person
Getting to Biodiversity Zoom/In person
Pollinators Zoom/In person
Gardening for Life Zoom/In person
Fabulous Ferns Zoom/In person
Small Trees/Small Spaces Zoom/In person
and more Zoom/In person

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