Jul
30
Sun
What does it mean to be a Native Tree?
Jul 30 @ 10:00 AM

WHEN: Sunday July 30 at 10am

WHERE: Meet at Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout

DETAILS:

  • Much time and energy is spent trying to control invasive plants, including some trees introduced to eastern Canada.
  • In contrast, populations of a number of “Native” tree species have steadily declined for decades, with long-term conservation an emerging concern.
  • What does it mean when we say a tree is indigenous to a particular region? What about non-native, naturalized, and invasive trees?
  • We will explore these subjects, and the history of tree planting in the Ottawa area, via an interpretive tour of the magnificent and historical tree collection at the Dominion Arboretum.
  • The tour leader is Owen Clarkin
  • Although the tours are free and open to the public, please register in advance

COST: Free admission, donations gratefully accepted during the tour

INFO: Call (613) 230-3276 or e-mail trees@friendsofthefarm.ca

 

Victorian Tea
Jul 30 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Enjoying the elegant pastime of Victorian Tea, and winning best hat contest!

WHEN: Sunday July 30 from 2pm to 4pm (will be cancelled in event of rain)

WHERE: Next to Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout

DETAILS:

  • Classic tea is served ‘in the tea room under the trees’ at the Arboretum
  • This annual event brings out the Victorian flair in all of us!
  • Dress in period garb (optional) and enter the Best Hat and Best Costume Contest (Men and Women)
  • Enjoy listening to live music on the lawn
  • Serving handmade finger sandwiches, scones, and piping hot tea in fine china cups on outdoor tables and chairs

COST: High tea is $13, reservations are NOT required

INFO: Call (613) 230-3276 or e-mail info@friendsofthefarm.ca

 

Aug
12
Sat
Art on the Farm
Aug 12 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Art on the Farm Saturday Aug 14
Art on the Farm under the Arboretum canopy

WHEN: Saturday August 12 from 10am to 4pm (RAIN DATE Sunday August 13)

WHERE: Next to Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout

DETAILS:

  • This special summer event showcases local and regional artists displaying and selling their original artwork
  • There isn’t a more beautiful setting than under the luxurious canopy of the Arboretum
  • So much to savour in one day – oil and acrylic paintings, stone and wood sculptures, glass art and jewelry, pottery and stoneware, landscapes and portraits, fiber and paper designs, woodwork and accessories – here is list of last year’s exhibitors list
  • Also featuring a silent auction of artwork, sale of art books and prints, and refreshments
  • If this natural setting is the place for your artwork, please visit information and registration.

COST: Free admission

INFO: Call (613) 230-3276 or e-mail info@friendsofthefarm.ca

 

Oct
21
Sat
Used Book Drop-Off
Oct 21 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

WHEN: Saturday October 21 from 10am to 3pm

WHERE: Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout

DETAILS:

  • Clean out your shelves and donate your books for a great cause – this is the only drop-off day in 2017 when we accept books from the public
  • Friends volunteers are ready to unload your boxes and bags of re-gifted books
  • We do not accept magazines, textbooks or encyclopaedias
  • Please note – respect Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada property and do not drop off books except on official drop-off days, thanks!
  • Check the calendar for our Used Book Sale in June 2017 and find that elusive title or stock up for your summer reading

COST: Free admission

INFO: Call (613) 230-3276 or e-mail info@friendsofthefarm.ca

 

Nov
16
Thu
Fall Frenzy Online Silent Auction
Nov 16 @ 9:00 AM – Nov 24 @ 9:00 PM
Coffee & chocolate gift cards
Quilted wall hanging
12 volumes of George Eliot
Beyond Yoga

WHEN: Thursday November 16 at 9am to Friday November 24 at 9 pm

WHEREFall Frenzy Online Silent Auction is hosted by eFlea.ca, a free online charity auction hosting system specializing in charity fundraising using silent auctions.

DETAILS:

  • Going, going, gone! Our 9-day silent auction offers something for everyone!
  • If you would like to donate gift cards, gift certificates or gift baskets to this year’s auction, see our Wish List for details
  • Bookmark the auction site and check back often once bidding has started – don’t miss out on some great gifts!
  • Bid on great holiday gifts and services from the comfort of home and no delivery charges
  • Auction items have been generously given by a wide range of donors and include artwork, collectibles, books, gift certificates, professional services, Beauty products, gift baskets, memberships, and so much more!
  • Payment can be made with PayPal online; cash or cheque in person
  • Winning bidders are automatically notified by email once the auction closes
    and can pick up items from Mon Nov 27 to Wed Nov 29, from 9am to 2pm
  • Pickup items at Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout

COST: Free admission

INFO: Call (613) 230-3276 or e-mail info@friendsofthefarm.ca