Established in the 1900’s this farm will be a tour back in time. With a 100 year old barn, fields and greenhouses filled with vegetables and herbs this tour will bring us back to basics.
Wear comfortable shoes as we’ll be moving around the farm to see the fields and barns.
Car pooling is recommended.
It was in the 70s when the O’Neil farm was purchased by a group of people from the Peterborough/Toronto area, under the name Kawartha Hills Organic Farm. The farm functioned as a co-operative until it changed hands again in 2005. Scott King began work on the farm in 2012, and now runs the business.
This is a CSA farm. CSA stands for ‘Community Supported Agriculture’. CSA’s give you direct access to local produce by purchasing a ‘share’ of the seasons yields. Shares are purchased in advance of the season, giving the farmer financial assistance for purchasing seed, supplies, and equipment. In return, you get a weekly box of fresh produce!
Plans are underway to hold a combination of Zoom presentations and Summer Garden Walk-Abouts. Since we’ve missed a few we’re going to attempt to have a meeting or garden visit every month except January and December.
We had hoped to hold some tours last summer but for a variety of reasons only one took place. We visited Anna’s Perennials in Lindsay. Wonderful!
Paul Zammit has committed to presenting again. This will most likely be in May. If we are able to once again hold in person meetings, this will be at the Marshland centre, otherwise it will be by zoom.
We also have plans for other great speakers on topics such as Dahlia’s, Hydrangeas, Native Plants, Pollinators etc. Stay tuned!
These are for members only, and numbers will be limited to each event. So be sure to sign up early! Our president Dianne Tedford will take your registration. Her contact info will be available in our newsletter and can also be found in the back of your 2020 yearbook. No year book will be produced this year.
Are you interested in finding out more about the Lakefield Horticultural Society? Why not come out to a meeting and see what we’re all about? Admission is free to most meetings, and you don’t have to be a member to … Continue reading →
LAKEFIELD HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY ANNUAL PLANT SALE Plant sale May 20th, 2023. 8:30 am till sold out in downtown Lakefield in the cenotaph gardens just over the bridge. Over 500 plants have been potted up and will be growing nicely and … Continue reading →
More Galleries|Comments Off on Plant sale Saturday May 20th 8:30am till sold out
Please note: You must pre-register for this talk as space is limited. There will a $10.00 fee to attend. Contact Ceci Leigh for more information.
Sold out. Contact Ceci to be put on the waiting list.
Our gardens come alive when visited by birds, bees, butterflies and beneficial insects. This illustrated talk provides practical information about how to create welcoming habitat that meets the full life-cycle needs of beneficial insects.
Lorraine Johnson has been writing about gardening as a force for ecological and social change for more than 30 years, in numerous books such as Green Future; Tending the Earth; The Ontario Naturalized Garden; Grow Wild; The Real Dirt; City Farmer; 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens, and the recently published A Garden for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee (co-authored with Sheila Colla). In this illustrated talk, Lorraine shares stories and readings from these works, looking at what we can learn from efforts to rethink some gardening traditions in order to take us into a future of ecological health and justice. Prepare for some humour and some provocation, unified by the idea that our gardens matter now more than ever.
“Lorraine Johnson has been one of the most constant and helpful advocates of putting native plants back into the garden.” – A History of Canadian Gardening, by Carol Martin, published in 2000
Lorraine’s new book A Garden for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee, in addition to some of her other books will be available for sale with author signing following the talk.
Posted inMonthly meeting|Comments Off on SOLD OUT: April 11 – Lorraine Johnson “Gardening for Pollinating Insects: Friends not Foes”
Did you know that to manufacture bricks or concrete massive amounts of CO2 emissions are produced? Primal Patch is a new business with sustainability in mind when it comes to garden construction. They use real stone for their patios and lay by hand.
Laura and Robert Johnson design and build landscape elements such as stone patios and native gardens with the environment front and centre.
Laura went to George Brown college in Toronto for Construction Project Management and began working for a small construction business in Cobourg. Within a year or two the company grew substantially and they ended up winning bids on large projects such as Venture 13 in Cobourg and Regency Retirement here in Lakefield. Laura learned how to read blueprints, interpret building codes and work with the other trades to achieve their goals within budget.
Growing up on a family operated beef farm outside of Bobcaygeon Robert has never been scared of a hard day’s work. In the summers he worked as a labourer for a local landscaper that specialized in local stone work. Robert has had a passion for natural stonescapes ever since. Robert has almost 20 years of building experience, is a trained health and safety representative and brings his meticulous eye to every project.
With their drive for Entrepreneurship, Roberts know how and having their hearts set on conservation, wthey launched Primal Patch in 2021. Their goal is to create yards inclusive of the natural environment while still respecting our cultural needs for aesthetics.
Posted inMonthly meeting|Comments Off on March 14th, 7pm. Primal Patch, Laura and Robert Johnson “Landscaping with the earth in mind.”
Tune in through zoom for this meeting. You’ll receive the link by email within 24hours of the meeting.
Learn about the different varieties of lavender available for growing. Which are best for our region, have the best scent or attract pollinators. Kara and Chris have a beautiful property and will share their knowledge on this wonderful plant.
Posted inUncategorized|Comments Off on Feb. 14th: Kara & Chris Johnson. Rocky Meadows Lavender, Growing and Using Lavender
AGM and 60th Anniversary Celebration Because we are a corporation affiliated under OMAFRA we must hold an Annual meeting each year in which the year’s finances and activities are reported. We will be doing this on Nov. 8th when next … Continue reading →
More Galleries|Comments Off on Tuesday Nov. 8th-7pm: Come celebrate 60 years!!
Oakridge Dahlias is located in Port Hope. While they don’t sell from their property, they do offer sales through their website.
The remarkable variety and size of Dahlias make them ideal for any sunny, well-drained location. Dahlia flowers come in many forms and pretty much every colour but blue. Dahlia plants range in size from 12 inches to 6 feet. It is hard to have only a few.
Walkabout Tuesday August 9th, 6pm: David & Karen Hickey, Artists. Gardeners.
We invite you to stroll Karen & David’s ever evolving landscaped gardens where you will see a good variety of perennials and shrubs set amidst two acres of surrounding forest.
David’s metal garden art, cement bird baths and flowers enhance the gardens. His studio will also be open where you will find his current collection of paintings, metal sculpture and hand carved birds.
David’s wife Karen will also have on display her handmade appliquéd home and cottage pillows. Bring a friend and enjoy your visit. P.S Wear bug spray… available parking around the house and on the road.