Seed The Untold Story

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 18:30 to 21:00
November 24th 6:30pm at the Princess Cinemas! 6 Princess St. W., Waterloo "Farming may seem prosaic to the uninitiated, but Seed: The Untold Story reveals the poetry present in the practice through its smallest element. Multiple people in the documentary compare seeds to jewels, both for their varied, colorful appearance as well as for their value." Following the screening, a great panel discussion with John Jackson (Grand River Environmental Network), Bob Wildfong (Seeds of Diversity), Kim Delaney (Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds), Bruce McNeil (Kitchener Horticultural Society/Seedy Saturday),...

Annual Bio-Ag Educational Seminar

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:00 to 15:00
Bio-Ag Educational Seminar, January 18th, 2017 The Microbiome 10am-12pm Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe from the University of Guelph will lead an engaging discussion on the critical role of microbiology present in the human and animal gut— the microbiome! Seaweed in Livestock Nutrition 1pm-3pm Dr. Stefan Kraan from Ocean Harvest Technologies, Ireland. A review of research into species of seaweed all over the world, bio-active compounds and their enormous value in livestock production. Registration starts at 9am Hot GMO-Free Lunch Included Door prizes Presentation Notes Provided Cost is $50+HST/person...

The History of Rockway Gardens

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
Come learn about the history of one of the jewels of Kitchener, Rockway Gardens. Since it was established in 1928 it has continued to evolve into its present day glory. Our two speakers will share their wealth of knowledge about horticulture and Rockway Gardens. Speakers: Maryanne Weiler & Bruce MacNeil Date: February 14, 2017 Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm Location: Kitchener Public Library 85 Queen St N Kitchener ON N2H 2H1 Room: Theater (Lower level) Bruce MacNeil is a librarian by profession. He has been a Master Gardener for 20 years and is a board member of the Kitchener Horticultural...

Sheridan Nurseries - Little Diggers

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:30 to 11:15
Little Diggers will have fun creating their very own rainforest they can watch grow while learning to care for indoor plants! Pre-registration is required. Please visit Sheridan Nurseries to register. Members: $5.00 & Non-members: $7.00

The Art of Fermentation

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 13:00 to 15:00
THE ART OF FERMENTATION! INTRO TO LACTO-FERMENTATION WORKSHOP Facilitator: with Jackie McMillan, local whole foods educator Location: All classes are at our Little City Farm location, 508 Duke St. West in Kitchener, unless otherwise noted. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Read the full WORKSHOP REGISTRATION POLICIES for Little City Farm workshops. Description: Lacto-fermented foods have been around for centuries in various cultural traditions. There is good reason for the enthusiasm over these live cultured foods - from kimchi to sauerkraut to crock pickles to homemade mustards and more - these...

Waterloo Horticultural Society Meeting

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:00
Consider joining the Waterloo Horticultural Society for an annual membership fee of $10 per person and get access to seminars, workshops and other activities. For more information on joining, please visit the Waterloo Horticultural Society website. February 24th Meeting - 7:30pm Speaker: Thelma Beaubien Topic: Gardening for Butterflies Meetings and Events are held at the Adult Recreation Centre, at 185 King St. S., Waterloo (corner King & Allen Streets.). For more information email or phone 519-747-1867.

Seedy Saturday

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 09:00 to 14:30
Seedy Saturday is a celebration and sharing of open-pollinated seeds and gardening know-how — "saving our past for our future." Seedy Saturday and Seedy Sunday events are held across Canada. Waterloo Region's Seedy Saturday features seven speakers and numerous exhibitors/vendors. Attend free seminars with a variety of speakers. Topics are listed on the gardenKitchener website. Bring along seeds to swap, or purchase seeds from local vendors, including a good supply of heritage seeds. Master Gardeners are available to answer any questions you may have. There will also be displays from local...

Sheridan Nurseries - Happy House Plants

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 13:00 to 14:00
House plants clean the air! We'll show you all of your options and how to care for them! Even how to repot them when it's time. Perfect for beginners! Pre-registration is required. Please visit Sheridan Nurseries for more information.

Seedy Saturday at rare

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:00
Seedy Saturday at rare Description: Saturday, March 4, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Meet at rare ECO Centre What is a Seedy Saturday? Our Seedy Saturday will be a fun, free event where you can swap and exchange seeds! You’ll find exciting seed varieties that other seed savers are sharing, meet fellow gardeners and like-minded individuals. We encourage attendance whether you are a first-time gardener or a seasoned expert. Doors will open at 10:00 a.m., please feel free to come and go as you please. Please bring small, well-marked packets of vegetable, herb, flower, and native seeds. If you...