Save Our Society

The year 2017 will be the Society’s 70th anniversary. And we are looking forward to it!

It is our goal to continue to support the community; however we need your help.

The Society has had another successful year: 42 plots of vegetable gardens, six guest lectures, tour of six exceptional gardens, beautiful flowers in our new black pots in downtown Deep River, etc. Unfortunately, some events were not held due to late registration, such as the children’s bird feeders workshop.

Our Annual General Meeting is on:

Wednesday, November 9th@ 7 p.m. in the Program Room, W.B. Lewis Library

In addition to the business portion of the AGM, we will be announcing the winners of the Photo Contest and the Flower and Vegetable Shows. The evening kicks off with a lecture on “New and Improved Varieties” by Jay McLaren from Algonquin College.

We have a need for new volunteers who can give a small amount of time, such as assisting in the Flower and Vegetable Show (3 hours in August). We also have vacancies on our Executive Board: President and four new Directors, in addition we need a Membership Director, Yearbook Editor, Tool Loan Director, Communications Director and Youth Leaders. There are seven Executive Board Meetings per year (1-2 hours duration). No experience is required. The past four Presidents have all been new members to the Society.

We are in the midst of re-evaluating the needs of our Society. We have 280 registered adult members and 33 youth members. Based on participation, members used the following: forty-two 30’ X 30’ garden plots, 50 attended the annual garden tour, 80 people attended the lectures and 11 youth entered the Flower and Vegetable Show and there were hundreds of free uses of the trailers and tools.

We are interested in receiving feedback: What did you use and enjoy? What services would you be most distressed to give up if the Society could not continue due to lack of volunteers?

Please contact us by e-mailing

Like Us On Facebook Deep River and Area Horticultural Society or leave a phone message at 613-584-3499.

Like many local organizations, we have many members who enjoy our services, but we are currently short of volunteers to assist in running them. It is our goal to continue to operate but we need to take a hard look at our ambitious 2017 goals. We invite people to come to a special open meeting to set the future direction of the Society.

The special meeting will be held on:

Wednesday, October 19 @ 7 p.m. in the Program Room, W.B. Lewis Library

Thank you for our support.

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