OHA Con­ven­tion set for July

Ontario Gardener Magazine - - LOCAL DIRT -

Put July 27 to 29 in your cal­en­dar now for the On­tario Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety’s 112th an­nual con­ven­tion. Hosted by OHA Dis­trict 3, the meet­ing will take place at the Am­bas­sador Ho­tel, 1550 Princess Street in the beau­ti­ful city of Kingston. The theme is from Shore to Shield.

This year, there will be an early bird bus tour that takes you to tour four Rideau Canal and Thou­sand Is­land gar­dens, with din­ner planned at the Ivy Club over­look­ing the St. Lawrence.

Car­son Arthur, the well-known out­door life­style and de­sign ex­pert, now a res­i­dent in Prince Ed­ward County, is our keynote speaker. Car­son hosts not TV pro­grams, has a ra­dio blog di­rect and fo­cuses on en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly de­sign.

Other sem­i­nar top­ics in­clude dry stone wall, the wild side of a gar­den, and preser­va­tion of Indige­nous knowl­edge: Tra­di­tional Medic­i­nal Plants, as well as a hands-on demon­stra­tion of tree prun­ing.

Meet­ings start at 8:45 a.m. and carry on through the day with tours on Fri­day and Satur­day. The tours will in­clude a num­ber of pri­vate gar­dens and a thou­sand Is­land boat cruise op­tion. Sem­i­nars are also con­ducted from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Satur­day evening is the big OHA Award ban­quet.

Keep an eye on the web­site for fur­ther de­tails. http://www.gar­de­non­tario.org/docs/con­ven­tion2018/1 12con­ven­tion­info.pdf.

Car­son Arthur.

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