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Tom Roberston is again offering a chance to discover Cuba with a focus on gardens and Cuban culture. This tour is designed to give a comprehensive look into life in Cuba and visit some of the most beautiful and interesting areas.

All his tours come with an amazing Cuban guide and driver and you will travel in the safety and comfort of a new, air conditioned bus throughout.

Aside from your permanent guide, you will have specialists at each garden you visit. This tour is limited to 20 and a minimum of 14 required to confirm. If interested, please let me know at your earliest convenience as some tours fill quickly.

All tour details can be found at on “special interest tours”

UPDATE: (as of August 29, 2016): The Cuban Garden/culture tour is now confirmed, but there is still limited space available.

One of the special features of Ferris Park is the network of old stone walls that crisscross the landscape. These stone walls were built more than a hundred years ago by a Scottish caretaker of the Ferris family farm. Clarke brought the “dry stone” technique to Canada as did other European settlers. No mortar is used to build a dry stone wall but rather stone pieces are carefully selected to fit perfectly together. The finished structure is steady and sound and “moves as a series of expansion joints, unlike other walls built with mortar that freeze and crack”.

Approximately, seven kilometers of dry stone walls can be found at Ferris Park today but they are in trouble. Over the years, the walls have suffered neglect, many have been obscured by vegetation and other sections have been pillaged. The Friends of Ferris are working with to restore the walls to their former glory.

Click on the link below for more information: Dry Stone Wall Workshop

Cobourg Ecology Garden 20th Birthday Celebration
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 17
Join them for refreshments and live classical music at the Cobourg Ecology Garden - Bottom of Hibernia Street

Cobourg Community Garden Group presents Frankie Flowers
2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 25
Cobourg Community Centre
750 D'Arcy Street
Admission: $25

Advance tickets can be purchased at Twice As Nice or Ten Thousand Villages, both on King Street, or by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tickets are also available at the community booth at the Cobourg Farmers' Market on Saturday, June 11. Tickets at the door cash only. Anyone who purchases an advance ticket has a chance to win one of 25 copies of Frankie Flowers' new book, Food to Grow. All proceeds go to the Cobourg community garden at James J. Tracey Park.

In 2007, a 170 kilometre portion of the highway stretching from CFB Trenton to the Don Valley Parkway (and later Keele Street) in Toronto was designated the Highway of Heroes, reflecting its use as the route for funeral convoys carrying fallen Canadian Forces service men and women from CFB Trenton to the coroner’s office in Toronto.

This designation honours those men and women who have made such a vital contribution to our way of life,and offers a wonderful opportunity to tell the story of Canadian Veterans. The goal is to implement a largescale planting program (117,000 trees) and create a series of elements along the roadway that will remind those who pass by of the great debt we owe these courageous Canadians.

The Probus Club of Northshore is hosting Mark Cullen on June 15, 2016 at the Cobourg Lions Community Center. He will be giving a presentation on the Highway of Heroes tree planting initiative. He will also be answering garden questions. Tickets are $10.00

The program starts at 10 am with a very short Probus meeting then a coffee break. Mark will be speaking afterward.