Aug
27
Sun
What grows on Trees? Wood does.
Aug 27 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

felled poplar

WHEN: Sunday August 27 at 10am

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

DETAILS:

  • Wood is a miracle material!
  • It is flexible, strong, light in weight, beautiful in colour and figure, easy to cut or nail or glue, bendable, renewable, biodegradable.
  • It is useful for building large and long-lasting structures, or for making paper or shopping bags, or car parts or household products.
  • It is used for anything else you can imagine, can even be burned for energy…  and is readily available.  
  • But most of all, and beyond all these other qualities, wood comes from trees!
  • Join us to learn about wood as we take a guided tour in the Arboretum.
  • The tour leaders are Eric Jones and 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

 

Sep
17
Sun
Non-green Parts of Trees: Bark, Branches and Roots
Sep 17 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

cherry crab3

WHEN: Sunday September 17 at 2pm

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

DETAILS:

  • Trees are well-known for their green leaves that create food and oxygen and turn beautiful colours in the Fall.
  • But what do we know about the other parts of the trees?
  • The bark is furrowed and cracked, the branches dart off in different directions, and the roots are mostly hidden from sight?
  • Come and see how they complete the story of the tree.
  • The tour leader is Roman Popadiouk
  • 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

 

Oct
15
Sun
Photography on the Farm
Oct 15 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

WHEN: Sunday October 15 at 5pm – NOTE new time!

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

DETAILS:

  • In this workshop we will be exploring how light tells a story in photography of a landscape environment such as the Farm.
  • The leader will help us discover the magic of colour at the peak of Autumn in the Arboretum.
  • Bring along your cameras.
  • The tour leader is Ramin Izadpanah, an award-winning photographer in Ottawa, specializing in landscape and nature pictures. Among other prizes, he has won the Canadian Geographic’s 2015 Landscape Category prize and the 2016 Flora-and-Fauna Category prize (photo above). He also teaches photography at the Ottawa School of Art. View some of his photography here and on his Facebook page.
  • 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

 

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