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Ask Us Anything Cottage Chats: Native Plants and Gardens

April 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Thursday April 28 at 7pm will be the second session in our new “Cottage Chat and Ask Us Anything” webinar series.

This session will focus on the native plants and gardens specific to the Halls and Hawk Lakes area. Our panelists will include Pauline Plooard, Carolyn Langdon & Shelley Fellows from the Haliburton County Master Gardeners

Following panelist presentations, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. “Ask Us Anything” about insects, trees, shrubs, grasses and flowers in our gardens!

About our panelists:

Pauline Plooard, a cottager in Haliburton County for over 30 years and a resident since 1986, has been a Haliburton County Master Gardener since 2002 and a member of Minden & District Horticultural Society for even longer. Currently she is the on-air host at CanoeFM (100.9) early Thursday mornings when she does a weekly gardening tip also available as a podcast. She is an avid environmentalist and field naturalist.

Carolyn Langdon is the Director of Wild Edibles Haliburton, an organization committed to the protection of wild plant communities and furthering the knowledge of the culinary and medicinal value of wild plants. She leads public native plant ID walks and private consultations.  Guided by permaculture and forest gardening principles she’s developed an edible forest garden and potager style garden on her property.  She is a certified member of the Haliburton County Master Gardeners, a non-profit organization that assists gardeners with the tools they need to succeed in growing in our challenging conditions.  She has appeared on CBC Radio, CHEX TV, and been profiled in The Ottawa Citizen and by local media.  She was also an advisor for the Canadian episode of the reality series, Naked and Afraid.

Shelley Fellows is a Master Gardener in Training and is the HCMG team lead with the David Suzuki Foundation’s Butterflyway pollinator program. She is a director on the HHLPOA board and lost her heart to Big Hawk Lake in 2002.

If you have questions about native plants and gardening in our region, you can also send them now to info@hallshawklakes.ca  Having questions in advance will help our panelists prepare detailed answers.

You must sign up in advance for your unique link to this online event.  Sign up here before April 28th.


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