Lake residents are invited to come on out to a free Native Plant Workshop at the Tay Valley Township site on Sat. June 23rd at 1:00. Phillip Fry from the Old Field Garden and Wildflower Nursery and Barbara King from FOCA will be presenting a “hand’s on” learning opportunity for shoreline property owners to learn about “gardening at the lake” using native plants. The Lake Networking Group is partnered with FOCA in delivering this workshop opportunity.
The workshop will take place outdoors at the township's newly restored shoreline demonstration garden with refreshments and a question and answer period after in the township board room. Don’t forget your hat and suntan lotion!
There is no cost for the workshop and each participant will receive a free native shrub for their property. Phillip will also have some native wildflowers available for purchase. Phillip’s presentation will be approximately one hour with additional time reserved for refreshments and questions and answers. A free draw will also take place for a Nature Clean gift basket valued at $125.00
Phillip has over twenty years of experience in habitat gardening using native plants. Phillip began the Old Field Garden and Nursery in 1984 as a research project in landscape restoration. Phillip now offers over 90 species of native plants and on-site consultations and design services to gardeners who would like to install environmentally friendly, water conscious, chemical free gardens.
For more information, visit Phillip's website at: www.oldfieldgarden.on.ca
Please contact Barbara King at (613) 273-8174 or [email protected] for more information and to register. FOCA has received support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Environment Canada and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for this workshop as part of FOCA’s Docktalk program. Visit www.foca.on.ca to find out more about Docktalk.
The workshop is located at the Tay Valley Township Property on Harper Road (Just outside Perth off hwy 7), as indicated on the following map.