Other Events

This page is intended to be a list of upcoming events in this area, including meetings of other Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA) member groups.  (There are many horticultural events — this will not be a complete list.  )

Upcoming event(s) currently listed are on April 26.  And May 5-6.

Subject: Open Speaker Meeting Durham Master Gardeners
We would like to invite you and your  members to an open speaker meeting Durham Master Gardeners are having on Thursday April 26 at 7:00 pm at Parkwood Estates Carriage house, 270 Simcoe St. N. Oshawa.   Social time starts at 6:30.    
The speaker is Sean James and the topic is:   Looks Good Enough to Eat!  Permaculture – Living off Your Land.  
There is limited seating so we are asking anyone interested to register by April 24th by emailing info@durhammastergardeners.ca
Sean James: Gardening has been Sean James’ hobby and profession for over 30 years. A graduate of Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, a public speaker, writer and teacher; Sean focuses on eco-gardening techniques. He sits on several environmental committees, has appeared on several television and radio shows. Sean ran Fern Ridge Landscaping & Eco-consulting for over 20 years and now owns ‘Sean James Consulting & Design’, focusing on teaching, speaking, writing, designing and consulting
Looks Good Enough to Eat! Permaculture – Living off YOUR Land”:
-the basic principles of growing food on your property
-creative solutions for city yards
-keeping it ornamental
-using edible native and perennials to be eco-friendly
Non perishable food donation:    We are asking  guest to bring a non perishable food item for donation  to Guest are encouraged to  bring a non perishable food donation for  Simcoe Hall Settlement house non profit community resource centre dedicated to assisting less advantaged children, families and vulnerable adults whose lives are affected by poverty.   Items presently needed are:   Granola Bars, large drinks, peanut butter/jam, small fruit cups, canned meats and rice.  
Note re Parking:     Limited parking on site.   Allow 10 minute walk from alternative parking:   1)  paid parking at Lake Ridge Health, just north of Parkwood
2) O’Neill Collegiate – enter high school lot off Mary St, just north of Adelaide, walk west through to Simcoe  
Remember to register if you are interested in coming. 
Pam Love
Program Committee
Durham Master Gardeners


Lavender & Music
Lake Scugog Studio Tour
May 5th and 6th from 10am – 5pm

This has been a stubborn winter … a winter that simply does not want to leave. My lavender shrubs are keeping quiet from under their covers and 4 inches of snow-ice …  yes, it currently feels like -5˚C with the wind chill … yes, it is April 20th!

Needless to say, I am very ready for an event that has the word SPRING in it – and to get out of hibernation!

I invite you once again to join us here at Lavender-Blu to celebrate the local Scugog arts during the annual Lake Scugog Studio Tour!

This year my guest artist is Stephen Rensink from Makwa Flutes! He will be bringing music to the studio in the form of his Native American Inspired Flutes … all hand crafted with a magical sound! If you have a moment, please browse his website to learn more about his studio and about the flutes he makes!

We are soooo ready for SPRING!

Lavender-Blu Studio is Site #6 on the Lake Scugog Studio Map!

We’ve prepared some great interactive elements to your visit!

* Lavender Honey tasting throughout the weekend
* Eco Garden Tours of our property & spring lavender garden
* Make and take a lavender sachet – $5 each (while quantities last)
* Musical demonstrations by Steve Rensink of the Native American Flutes
* Tea samples of our Lavender-Blu Eco-Garden blend called “Classic Calm”
* Culinary lavender treats for you to sample
* Summer workshop sign-up opportunities for flute making and lavender wand making