Margarita Succulent Garden Workshop Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 7:00 – 8:00 pm On Monday October 23, in the pouring rain, we met at Ferguson Cottage for the Succulent Margarita Planter workshop Despite the weather, it was warm and cozy in the cottage. We all had a great time creating our planters and enjoying each others company. Thanks to Rebecca & Liz Stacey for the great idea and […]
On Monday, March 27, 2017 those of us who were fortunate enough to attend our General Meeting enjoyed a very informative presentation by Terry Burr. Terry spoke on the plight our endangered bee population; the causes and what we might do to help the bees. Terry spoke of the Verroa Mite as the major cause of bee decline […]
At the 2016 Watershed Awards ceremony on October 20, 2016, Liz Stacey, Chair of the Ferguson Cottage Cottage and Garden Maintenance Committee, accepted a $500 Community Conservation Grant on behalf of the Galt Horticultural Society. The money will be used to help create a pollinator garden at Ferguson Cottage.
Introduction to Lacto-fermentation Lacto-fermentation is a traditional method of processing and conserving foods that has been used in every culture around the world for thousands of years. Lacto refers to a specific species of bacteria called Lactobacillus. Some popular foods that are fermented are: pickles, sauerkraut, sourdough bread, olives, cheese, yogurt, vinegar, soy sauce, tempeh, […]
Basic Sourdough Starter Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons sugar 1 envelope active dry yeast (1 tablespoon) 1/2 teaspoon salt, if desired 2 cups warm water (105F, 40C) Directions: Makes 3 to 4 cups. In a 4- or 6-cup plastic pitcher with a strainer in lid or in a large bowl, […]
Pumpkin Decorating Workshop We held our first Children’s Program event on Saturday Oct. 22 at Ferguson Cottage. We had a full house with 17 children coming out to carve and decorate pumpkins. Everyone went home with a beautifully decorated pumpkin. […]
Compiled by Sue Flinders-Adams, Haliburton Master Gardener Corn Gluten Meal (CGM) is a natural byproduct of wet-milling corn during the production of corn syrup. It is used in the production of taco shells, pet foods, corn chips and animal feed. A 20 lb bag treats 1000 sq. ft. Corn Gluten Meal is both a pre-emergent […]