General Meeting: Monday March 27, 2017

7-9 pm at Chartwell Retirement Residence, Terry Burr "The Burrs and The Bees"

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McDougall Cottage Seedy Saturday

Saturday April 8, 1 to 4 p.m. McDougall Cottage, 89 Grand Ave. S Cambridge, ON Join us for Seedy Saturday and bring your seeds. We will have a seed swap, gardening booths, a kid’s craft and planting area and more as we welcome the gardening season. At 1:30 Angie Koch, Seed Library coordinator at Seeds […]

Great Backyard Bird Count

People around the world will be watching the birds for the Great Backyard Bird Count, set for Friday, Feb. 17, through Monday, Feb. 20. The annual effort helps creates a “real-time snapshot of bird populations,” reads the event description on the National Audubon Society website. Participants of any age are asked to make note of the […]

GRCA Award

  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.

Highland Public School

GHS Members, Donna Bertrand at Highland Public School needs our help to save their garden. It was a long hot dry summer and the school garden has fallen on hard times. Donna has asked for assistance from our members to get the weeds out. Pizza will be served to participants so please let me know […]

Sauerkraut Workshop

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, […]

Sourdough Recipes

  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

 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.                               […]

Corn Gluten Meal

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 […]