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Oro-Medonte Community Arena

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71 4 Line North
Oro-Medonte,

March 2020

Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society General Meeting

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Oro-Medonte Community Arena, 71 4 Line North
Oro-Medonte,
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Topic: Capturing your Garden  Speaker: Don Komarechka Don, a nature, macro, and landscape photographer, will start with basic photography concepts and build from there: how to capture plants in the garden without moving them inside, how to isolate one subject in a crowded area, how to apply simple lighting tricks, etc. Don will also explain the differences between how we see and how a camera operates, so that we can understand what the final image will look like.

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April 2020

Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society General Meeting

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Oro-Medonte Community Arena, 71 4 Line North
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Topic: Soil—and the living things in it!  Speaker: Sean James Soil, and the living things in it! We are learning much about soil and its importance to plant health and climate change. Sean, a Master Gardener, writer and teacher, will discuss the latest information and research. How do we steward the soil microbiome? What are the beneficial bacteria and fungi? What activities harm the soil and plants? Can better soil stewardship also mean lower maintenance? It’s a dirty topic but…

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May 2020

Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society General Meeting

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Oro-Medonte Community Arena, 71 4 Line North
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Topic: The Monarch Butterfly.  Speaker: Carol Pasternack. Carol, author of How to Raise Monarch Butterflies, has been a monarch crusader for over 30 years. She will share information about their status, conservation, miraculous life cycle, and follow them all the way from your garden down to their winter habitat in Mexico! Spring Flower Show

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June 2020

Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society General Meeting

June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Oro-Medonte Community Arena, 71 4 Line North
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Topic: Seeds!  Speaker: Lorraine Johnson. In this illustrated talk, Lorraine, author of many books on gardening with native plants, explores the benefits and how-to’s of introducing native plants to the home landscape. Focusing on easy to grow species for shade to sun, dry to moist, she will inspire you to include these beautiful and ecologically valuable species wherever you garden. Early Summer Flower Show

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August 2020

Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society General Meeting

August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Oro-Medonte Community Arena, 71 4 Line North
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Topic: Hostas and Friends!  Speaker: Marion Jarvie. Marion, an accomplished photographer and enthusiastic educator, has gardened in Thornhill for over 40 years. Hostas are reliable garden assets from May to October and beyond. With their unlimited colour range, and diversity in size and shape, they are invaluable for breaking up the green of the garden.

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September 2020

Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society General Meeting

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Oro-Medonte Community Arena, 71 4 Line North
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Topic: Bulbs!  Speaker: Dugald Cameron. You too can have flowers from March to June! Discover the many beautiful bulbs that will give you a cascade of flowers through the season. Learn what they like and where to place them. Late Summer Flower Show

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October 2020

Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society Annual Meeting and Awards Night

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Oro-Medonte Community Arena, 71 4 Line North
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Topic: Hydrangeas are so much fun!  Speaker: Joanne Rachfalowski. Hydrangeas have become a summer staple in gardens across the country. With suitable growing conditions their care can be quite easy. Learn some tips on how to plant, identify, care for, prune, dry and design with hydrangeas.

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November 2020

Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society Christmas Decorating Workshop

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oro-Medonte Community Arena, 71 4 Line North
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$10

Create your own centerpiece, wreath or urn with Christmas greens.  Instructor Mary Jean Crawford. This event is open to Members and their guests only.

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December 2020

Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society General Meeting/Adult and Youth Christmas Show/Photo Competition Results

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Oro-Medonte Community Arena, 71 4 Line North
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Topic: Wildflowers in Simcoe County.  Speaker: David Hawke. Simcoe County boasts several incredible natural habitats, from wetlands to woodlands, pasturelands to rocklands, each with a unique floral community. David (naturalist, photographer, and news columnist) takes us on a pictorial tour of our county, with intimate visits to each of these special wild places to discover some of the legends and lore of our wildflowers.

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