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The mission of the Deep River and Area Horticultural Society is to promote horticulture using members’ existing expertise, informing the public, pursuing the beautification of the area through volunteer efforts, maintaining membership in agencies that promote gardening, and raising funds to execute projects in support of this mission.

Society News:We hope that this finds you in good health. We have been discussing the effects of COVID 19 on the Society in the past weeks. This is an ever changing situation as you all know.We are planning on still offering some programs to the community. These include:

  • Town beautification (town planters)
  • Bursary ($500 for a Mackenzie High School student)
  • Home grounds competition (for front yards)
  • Column in the North Renfrew Times titled “Dear Garden Angel”
  • Yearbook

Certain activities have been cancelled due to social distancing and protecting everyone’s health at this time. These include:

  • Spring Flower Show
  • Garden tour
  • Green Thumbs program for the remainder of the school year
  • Speakers for April and May
  • Tool loan program (including loan of garden trailer)
  • Summer Flower and Vegetable Show

Community gardens with the health unit controls to keep our community gardens safe have been confirmed as of May 14:

  • Incredible Edibles Garden
  • Garden plots
Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding as we work through these challenging times. As you know, the town had given permission to open our community gardens as soon as we had approval from our local health authority. We now have that approval, so our garden plots are OPEN!
 
We have volunteer coordinators for each garden area (Grouse Park, Bill Rounding Park, and the Hospital). Each coordinator has the rules we must follow in order to operate. Each gardener will be asked to sign a form indicating that they have read and understood the rules, and that they agree to abide by those rules, before they start using their plot.
Allotment Garden Covid guidelines
 
Also please make arrangements to forward payment for your garden plot ($15 for a full plot, or $10 for half plot).
 

Check out the presentation on Regenerative Horticulture by Frances Osborne, available now on the Deep River Library YouTube channel:

Deep River Library Speaker Series


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