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May 2014

Design your Food Garden

May 4, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cook Community Gardens, South end of Leslie Drive
Collingwood, Ontario L5M2y9 Canada
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$25

A workshop for anyone who doesn't know where to start, or who needs some solid foundational principles to get them started on planning and designing your food garden. Topics covered: Garden location(s) Intensive planting Companion planting Crop rotation Vertical planting Succession sowing Proper spacing And more! Bring your questions and garden drawings/photos. Options Design your Food Garden Workshop $25.00 CADGardening 101 Workshop Series $100.00 CAD

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Edible Landscaping

May 10, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fiddlehead Nursery, 235599 Grey Rd. 13, RR#1
Kimberley, Ontario N0C 1G0 Canada
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$25

Working with Nature to create Low-Maintenance Food Gardens There are many tasty perennial herbs and berries that can be planted once and you can have every year with little maintenance. Herbs for teas, salad greens and spices for sauces.

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Raise the Paddle Fundraiser

May 11, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free Spirit Tours, 236720 Grey Road 13
Heathcote, ON Canada
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$40

Join Free Spirit Tours and Free Spirit Gardens for a fun way to spend Mother's Day as a family and on the beautiful Beaver River! 10am: Meet in Heathcote, ON @Free Spirit Tours 10:30am: Get in a kayak/canoe and paddle for 2 hours down the meandering, lazy, and full of wildlife Beaver River 12:30pm: Arrive back at Free Spirit Tours (where your car is) and enjoy a hot chilli lunch compliments of Blackbird Pie Company. Bring your family, friends, and…

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Cook Garden Annual Spring Opening

May 25, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cook Community Gardens, South end of Leslie Drive
Collingwood, Ontario L5M2y9 Canada
Free

Seeds/Seedling Sales! Community Gathering! Simultaneous "Plant your Garden Effectively" Workshop! Come out and see the garden, stake out your plot, weed, plant some seeds (maybe not the delicate plants just yet), and meet your fellow gardeners! This is a great time to get advice and wisdom from experienced gardeners, and to chat techniques and strategies for the upcoming season.

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Planting Your Garden Workshop

May 25, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cook Community Gardens, South end of Leslie Drive
Collingwood, Ontario L5M2y9 Canada
$25

We will collectively plant one, maybe 2, of the garden plots at the Cook Community Gardens and will discuss:  spacing, depth, timing, techniques, care, seeds vs. seedlings, etc. Please let us know if you'd like it to be your plot that gets planted during the workshop! We will draw for a winner at the start of the workshop! Options Plant your Food Garden Workshop $25.00 CADGardening 101 Workshop Series $100.00 CAD

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June 2014

Wild Weed Walk

June 8, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cook Community Gardens, South end of Leslie Drive
Collingwood, Ontario L5M2y9 Canada
$25

Wild weed walk learning about edible weeds and wild medicinals. Finish by sharing a delicious salad from your walk. Map to the Cook Community Gardens Sign Up Via Email (freespiritgardens @ gmail.com) or Phone

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August 2014

Healing Herbs Workshop

August 10, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free Spirit Tours, 236720 Grey Road 13
Heathcote, ON Canada
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$25

Join chartered herbalist Joanne Pinneau in making salves and infusions with dried herbs from both a cultivated garden and from wild plants.  Bring a small jar to take home some some salve or other goodies.

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September 2014

Feast of Fields 2014

September 13, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free Spirit Tours, 236720 Grey Road 13
Heathcote, ON Canada
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$75

Join us for an unforgettable, intimate, secluded, and delicious evening featuring a locally grown 4-course dinner on the banks of the Beaver River. Live music from Our Shotgun Wedding Silent Auction Great people Cash bar You will be guided to 4 unique food stations where you will sit and be served each plate with recommended wine pairings.  One station is in a voyageur canoe where you will be quietly paddled up and down the river as you enjoy that dish.…

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Put your Garden to Bed Workshop

September 28, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Kimberly Edwards at the Cook Community Gardens to cover topics such as: - To mulch or not to mulch? - To turn or not to turn? - Manure vs. compost - Planting in the fall - Seed saving - Using cold frames to extend your season Stay for the Community Gardens Harvest Potluck Dinner! (starts at 5pm)

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Community Gardens Harvest Potluck

September 28, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cook Community Gardens, South end of Leslie Drive
Collingwood, Ontario L5M2y9 Canada
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Free

Join fellow community gardeners for a harvest potluck dinner at the Cook Community Gardens.  Bring a plate/bowl, fork/spoon, cup/glass, and a lawn chair.

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