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Villa St. Joseph (445 Monk Street, Cobourg) is hosting the annual seed exchange on:

Seedy Saturday
March 17th
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Admission is free but bring your wallets.  Along with the seed exchange, the following vendors will be on site:

 Mountain Grove Seed Company:  Untreated, organic seeds

Terra Edibles:  Organic heirloom flower, herb and vegetable seeds

Turtle Back Hollow:  Ecological farm and gardens

Urban Tomato:  Heirloom seeds

Jill Bishop, of Urban Tomato, will also be presenting a talk entitled "Growing Seeds Indoors".


Just a reminder – our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 8th, at the Columbus Community Centre, 232 Spencer Street East (at D’Arcy).  Our guest speaker, Kevin Elchuk, will be giving a presentation titled “Designing Gardens With Ornamental Trees and Hostas”.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7:30.  Guests ($5 fee) and new members are welcome.


Northumberland Master Gardeners’ 2018 Speaker Series takes place on each Wednesday in March.  The line-up of guest speakers is:


March 7:  Vikki Whitney, “What’s New For 2018”

March 14:  Jim Lounsbery, “Little Known Garden Gems”

March 21:  Ken Brown, “Vertical Space Saving Vegetable Gardening”

March 28:  Paul Zammit, “Lessons From My Garden Travels”


Presentations start at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall at Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West, Cobourg.  Tickets are $40 for all four evenings (cash or cheque) or $15 for single evenings, if available.


Tickets may be purchased at:

Cobourg Paint & Wallpaper, 34 King Street West, Cobourg

Holton Flowers, 62 Walton Street, Port Hope


This year's garden and flower show is taking place March 9th through 18th in the Enercare Building at Exhibition Place, Toronto.  This year’s theme is “Let's Go To The Movies”, celebrating all things cinema.

If you go by car:  The main entry, Princes Gate, is closed again this year.  If heading west on Lakeshore Blvd., continue past Strachan and enter the grounds via Newfoundland Drive.  Going east, there are two entrances from Lakeshore -- Ontario Drive and Newfoundland Drive. enjoy tasty treats and lovely decorations.  Our December 6th meeting will feature:

  • Sandwiches, sweets and mulled cider
  • The Christmas Design, Photography and Craft Show -- Please drop off your entries between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.  Judging will take place shortly after 5:00.
  • A presentation by Yona Stadke on "Christmas Plants and Arranging"
  • The annual greenery exchange

As always, guests and new members are welcome.


Well, our summer break is over and it’s time for the monthly CHS meetings to start again.

Please join us this Wednesday, Sept. 6th, at the Columbus Community Center, 232 Spencer Street East (at D’Arcy).  Refreshments are available at 7:00 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.  Guests ($5 fee) and new members are always welcome.

Our guest speaker, Dan Cooper, will be giving a talk entitled "Gardening From a Hammock".  Doesn’t that sound like an intriguing topic?