I read this book…

New Naturalism, by Kelly D. Norris Some books are just a joy to read- this is one such book.  Norris has an engaging writing style, the book is replete with stunning photographs of naturalized gardens and there are a plethora witty and engaging engaging quotes.  The book encourages gardeners to re-think their approach to gardens

Soil Health

Jim Fitzgerald, one of our Master Gardeners, gave a presentation on Soil Health at the Seedy Sunday in Stratford on February 17 2019. After the presentation, he was asked if he would share his reference material. Here it is! Improving Your Soil: By Keith Reid (an Ontario soil scientist) – A practical Guide to soil Management for


You may have heard the word “permaculture” and wondered “What’s that all about?”. The term was coined by Australian Bill Mollison from the words permanent and agriculture. It refers to plans which provide food, water, energy and shelter and do not degrade, but are designed to last. Permaculture uses systems and designs which regenerate soil,