Thursday, September 15, 2016

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter September 2016

Lanark County Master Gardener Edible Garden Newsletter
The Edible Garden Newsletter for September 2016 focuses on the wonderful world of Squash, both winter and summer.  Winter Squash is a delicious and nutritious vegetable that can be stored and used almost all winter long without any elaborate storage processes.  We also share our Love of Lavender, an exotic plant that is beautiful and delicious and introduce you to the ancient, myth filled world of the Dragonfly. Read more

Monday, August 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter August 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter Lanark Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter/August 2016 introduces us to a new concept, Plant Guilds.  Plant Guilds take Companion Planting to the next level explaining how trees, shrubs and perennials can combine to improve the growing of all.  The Siberian Iris is a member of the Wet Meadow Guild that also contains Dogwood, Chelone and High Bush Cranberry.  Learn how to protect your cabbage family plants from the White Cabbage Moth.  Finally a review of Frankie Flowers new book "Food to Grow".  Read more

Sunday, July 17, 2016

International Year of Pulses 2016

The United Nations has declared 2016 is the International Year of the Pulses and Lanark County Master Gardeners is paying special tribute.

Pulses are important for our world wide food security.  They are:
  • Good for people as they are packed with nutrients and have a high protein and fibre content.
  • Good for soil as their nitrogen-fixing properties improve soil fertility without overloading on synthetic fertilizer.
  • Highly water efficient and produce low greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Broadly genetically diversified from which climate resilient varieties can be selected.
  • Storable for months without processing or freezing without losing their high nutritional content.
We have compiled a new Sidebar Feature in the right sidebar that contains many interesting facts and information (Click/Tap the Sidebar Feature title bar or the Pulses image to activate and use the scroll bar or mouse wheel to navigate). Also, Click/Tap the File Cabinet icon to the right of the title to access the Sidebar Feature collection.

Much of this has been gathered from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and from Pulse Canada.  Both groups want to encourage groups and individuals to grow and use Pulses and are happy to share their information.  Let us know what you think of this new feature using the Contact us button on the top right of the screen.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter July 2016

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The July Edible Garden Newsletter goes off the beaten track and goes foraging in the Yukon and Eastern Ontario.  Learn more about Mason Bees and join bees and butterflies to discover the joys of Agastache.  Read more.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Almonte Fair July 2016

Lanark Master Gardeners
The Almonte Fair starts the Fair season off in Lanark County, July 15-17 2016.  Agricultural Fairs have been an annual tradition in Lanark County for well over 150 years.  They all include an opportunity for people to show their garden produce, including flowers, fresh and preserved fruits and vegetables.  There are baking competitions and amazing craft displays. The stars of the show are the Livestock competitions.  Some fairs have grown to include midways and commercial displays.  Finally, all are capped with outstanding Home made meals.  Whether you  are city or country folk, there is fun for all.  The season starts in July with the Almonte  Fair and continues into August with Pakenham and Mayberly.  Labour Day weekend brings the Perth Fair and September, McDonald's Corners and Middleville.  The Almonte Fair starts the Fair season off in Lanark County.  In 2016 it is on July 15-17.  The Almonte Fair is one of the oldest in Lanark County.  Come on Saturday and clap your hands and stomp your feet to the tunes of The Ramblin' Valley Band.  Details

Friday, June 17, 2016

Ask a Master Gardener

Lanark Master Gardeners Ask a Master Gardener
Got a gardening question?  Need advice?  Ask a Master Gardener!  Lanark County Master Gardeners Paul Pietsch, Renai Rennick and Dale Odorizzi host an Ask a Master Gardener event at the Perth Horticultural Society.  If you have a question, use the Contact Us button on the upper right, send an email to lanarkmg@gmail.com or visit us at Almonte or Perth Farmers Markets.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Lanark County Farmers Markets

Lanark County Farmers Markets
Farmers Markets in Lanark County are open every Saturday morning from early May into October.  The vendors sell locally grown produce, flowers and plants, baking, crafts and more.  There are many special events at each of the venues.  Lanark County Master Gardeners conduct Advice Clinics on the 3rd Saturday of each month from May to September at the Perth and Almonte Farmers Markets.  Details of the Markets including location, times and events are available at:

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