Garden Day at the MERA Schoolhouse

Seedling Swap and Workshops on April 23rd, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Spring is returning and whether you have a green thumb or not, there’s so much to learn about nature through gardening. Working closely in nature, can be a way to observe the miracle of life and to understand how important it is to protect it.

On Saturday April 23rd, MERA will be hosting a Garden Day with activities centered around growing food, creating beauty and building using found materials. There is a full day of presentations and hands-on demonstrations planned, including:

• A seedling swap: Bring your seedlings and exchange them for a variety of different plants or donate and pick-up something special to plant. You can exchange your seedlings at any point throughout the day.

• 10:00 to 11:00 Bring your shovel and help build a pollinator garden on the MERA grounds

• 11:00 to 12:00 Joanna Kowalczyk will provide a tree pruning demonstration and Tim Booth will be talking about the benefits of fungal dominant compost

• 12:00 to 1:00 Get your hands busy: learn how easy it is to create a pollinator hotel and build a natural fence with Ankaret Dean

• 1:00 to 2:00 Joanna Kowalczyk from The Table in Perth will be talking about the benefits of community gardening

• 2:00 to 3:00 The Master Gardeners

Join us at the MERA Schoolhouse (974 Concession Road 9A Dalhousie, McDonald’s Corners) on Saturday April 23rd from 9 am to 3 pm for a fun-filled day of community, presentations and hands on-demonstrations. The Wizard’s Café will be serving tantalizing coffee, teas and treats. If it rains we will go into the hall, so don’t let that stop you.