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2020 MG lecture – Colour through the Seasons – Cancelled 7:00 PM
2020 MG lecture – Colour through the Seasons – Cancelled
May 5 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
2020 MG lecture - Colour through the Seasons - Cancelled
CANCELLED WHEN: Tuesday May 5, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. WHERE: Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout. DETAILS: This presentation by Master Gardeners Candace Dressler and Rob Stuart focuses … Continued
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2020 Annual General Meeting – Postponed 7:00 PM
2020 Annual General Meeting – Postponed @ Neatby Building, Central Experimental Farm
May 6 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
2020 Annual General Meeting - Postponed @ Neatby Building, Central Experimental Farm
POSTPONED due to COVID-19 – a new date will be announced soon. The Friends of the Farm board of directors cordially invite the public to attend the 2020 AGM on Wednesday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. Membership is not required … Continued
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2020 Friends’ Plant Sale – CANCELLED 9:00 AM
2020 Friends’ Plant Sale – CANCELLED
May 10 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
2020 Friends' Plant Sale - CANCELLED
CANCELLED WHEN: Sunday May 10, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE WHERE: Parking lot beside K.W. Neatby Bldg at Carling & Maple Drive, follow the signs DETAILS: Get everything you need for your garden at our … Continued
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2020 – Historic Crabapple Seedling – Virtual Sale open to FCEF members only 8:08 PM
2020 – Historic Crabapple Seedling – Virtual Sale open to FCEF members only
May 11 @ 8:08 PM – 9:08 PM
2020 - Historic Crabapple Seedling - Virtual Sale open to FCEF members only
Own a Piece of Central Experimental Farm History! Rosybloom Crabapple Seedlings For Sale to FCEF **Members only The Friends of the Farm are delighted to offer for sale to current **Members of the Friends of the Farm, a limited quantity … Continued
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2020 MG lecture – Into the Night Garden – Cancelled 7:00 PM
2020 MG lecture – Into the Night Garden – Cancelled
May 19 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
2020 MG lecture - Into the Night Garden - Cancelled
CANCELLED WHEN: Tuesday May 19, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. WHERE: Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout. DETAILS: Your garden is alive at night. Some scents are … Continued
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2020 Used Book Sale
Jun 20 @ 10:00 AM – Jun 21 @ 4:00 PM

POSTPONED

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21, 2020, from 10am to 4pm

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

DETAILS:

  • Thousands of the best used books in Ottawa!
  • All fiction is alphabetized, 18 categories of non-fiction plus many vintage books.
  • Special collections of art and music, CDs and DVDs.
  • Great selection, great prices – $1 for pocketbooks, $2 for trade paperback and hardbacks, $3 for new releases, deluxe editions and special publications.
  • Have books to donate? Hang on to them for the Fall Used Book Drop-off on Saturday October 24, 2020 – please don’t drop off books any other time of year, thanks!

COST: Free admission

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276

 

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2020 Victorian Tea
Jun 28 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
2020 Victorian Tea

CANCELLED due to COVID-19

WHENSunday June 28, 2020, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Ticket sales end at 3:15 p.m. or when tickets are sold out. Tea is served until 4:00 p.m.

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 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.
  • Try handmade finger sandwiches, scones, and piping hot tea in fine china cups on outdoor tables and chairs.
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate any food allergies or sensitivities.
  • Judging for best costume takes place at 3:00 p.m. and winners will be announced at 3:15 p.m.

COST: High tea is $15. Reservations are NOT required.

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276.

 

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2020 Annual Non-dinner Event
Aug 15 – Dec 31 all day

WHEN: August 15 to December 31

WHERE:The comfort of your own home

DETAILS:

  • Please join the Friends for our popular annual fundraiser from August 15 to December 31.
  • Not a single person will show up and we will be delighted – you can help the Friends of the Farm just by staying at home!
  • By purchasing tickets to this fundraising event that will never take place, you can help sponsor numerous activities in support of the Ornamental Gardens and Arboretum on the Farm.
  • Individual seats $25. Couples $50. Family $100. Table of Six $250. Community $500.
  • Your support is greatly appreciated and your donation is tax deductible.
  • You can contribute by using our new online fillable form for cheques or PayPal at Annual Non-dinner or Non-souper annuel.

INFO: Email membership@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276.

 

2020 Art on the Farm
Aug 15 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

COVID-19 update:

With a great deal of hope and optimism, we are proceeding with planning for our 2020 Art on the Farm event this coming August. If you’re an artist and you’d like to participate, we invite you to be optimistic with us! Please submit your registration and waiver forms now (details below) for one or more of our vendor spaces. But please note we do not require registration fees at this time

 

WHEN: Saturday August 15, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE

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, photography, fiber and paper designs, woodwork and accessories.
    • Also featuring a sale of art books and prints.
    • Vendors may now fill out and sign the Vendor Registration form and return it to info@friendsofthefarm.cano payment accepted at this time.
    • Vendors may now use the PayPal link for payment: PayPal   (Vendor payment is suspended until further information is available.)

COST: Free admission

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276

 

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2020 MG lecture – Another Gardening Year Behind Us
Sep 15 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHEN: Tuesday September 15, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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

DETAILS:

  • Come fall, there is still plenty to do in your garden. Planting, planning, cutting, trimming, composting . . . so many tasks to enjoy as you wrap up all things gardening for another rewarding season. Master Gardener Mary Shearman Reid will tell you how. 

COST: Individual Lectures: $12 FCEF members / $15 non-members

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Member: $12      Non-member: $15

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276

 

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2020 MG lecture – A Garden for the Birds
Sep 29 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHEN: Tuesday September 29, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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

DETAILS:

  • Wild birds are currently facing a multitude of threats across North America, and many bird species are in decline. Master Gardener Julianne Labreche will review the most common threats and provide you with some positive ways to encourage birds to visit your garden. Julianne will be joined by Patty McLaughlin, Education and Public Engagement Coordinator for the Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre, who will bring a number of wild bird feeders and a sample of the appropriate seeds for each. Together, Patty and Julianne will answer your questions about gardening for the birds. Learn how to make your garden more bird friendly all year round!

COST: Individual lectures: $12 FCEF members / $15 non-members

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Member: $12      Non-member: $15

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276

 

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2020 Fall Used Book Drop-Off
Oct 24 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

WHEN: Saturday October 24, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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!
  • Friends volunteers are ready to unload your boxes and bags of re-gifted books.
  • We do not accept magazines, textbooks or encyclopedias.
  • Please note – we would ask you to respect Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada property and not drop off books except on official drop-off days, thanks!

COST: Free admission

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276