During the month of March 2021, the Transition Cornwall+ Food Action Group will be supporting home and community gardeners with a series of webinars.
We hope you can join us!
Are you starting to plan your garden and looking for some advice from an expert gardener? Join us as we plan for spring with Pat Lucey.
Missed the live show? Click the image above to watch the YouTube recording or catch the TV premiere on YourTV Cornwall Tuesday, March 16th at 9:00pm.
What To Expect:
Meet Our Guest – Pat Lucey
Pat Lucey is an expert gardener and educator with Transition Cornwall+ Food Action Group and the Senior Organic Growers in Ottawa.
Pat is a retired software engineer – a wife, mother, grandmother, and longtime organic gardener. She has been growing organic gardens in a bracing northern climate for 33 years – 23 years in Eastern Ontario, and 10 years prior in southeastern Wisconsin, near the Lake Michigan shore.
Pat has offered organic gardening workshops with Canadian Organic Growers for over a decade, and is excited to bring her expertise to Cornwall Seedy Saturday. “Gardening is in my bones, heart and soul (and under my fingernails). It’s always a great pleasure for me to share my love of the soil with others!”
Pat’s Recommended Resources
Does your garden plan involve starting seeds indoors? Have you struggled with your indoor seedlings in the past? Not sure what equipment you need? Join us as we learn from Jamie MacRae and Matt Lalonde from Cornerstone Organics.
What To Expect:
Meet Our Guests – Jamie MacRae and Matt Lalonde
Jamie and Matt operate a first-generation, family run, organic farm in Long Sault. They offer CSA shares to over 30 customers, and coordinate a local food delivery hub in partnership with producers in the area.
It all started ten years ago when our son was diagnosed with a unique syndrome and allergies to a number of different foods. We started sourcing local, healthy foods and quickly realized there was a demand in our area for locally-grown, organic food.
Fast forward to today, Jamie and Matt now operate 3 greenhouses, offer a vegetable CSA, coordinate an online food delivery hub, have a line of organic teas, and offer meditation and yoga workshops in their on-farm yurt.
Find out more: www.cornerstoneorganics.com
Jamie and Matt’s Recommended Resources
Want to starting growing food and wildflowers as a family but not sure where to start? Join us with your children as we discover the exciting world of seeds and gardening with Dr. Rochelle Johnston from Family Earth.
What To Expect:
Meet Our Guest – Rochelle Johnston
Dr. Rochelle Johnston is the creator of Family Earth, a social enterprise in South Dundas working to help families heal their relationship with the natural world. Rochelle has worked for over two decades, across Canada and around the world, delivering innovative programs to build the resilience of children, youth and families.
Family Earth builds the capacities of families to mitigate and adapt to climate change through outdoor, hands-on experiences where children and adults learn and have fun together.
Most recently, Family Earth launched “Growing Families” an online workshop series + all the seeds, soil and equipment you need to start a veggie and wildflower garden indoors to plant outside in the spring.