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2020 Recently Planted Trees and Shrubs – Tree Tour 10:00 AM
2020 Recently Planted Trees and Shrubs – Tree Tour @ Building 72, Arboretum
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2020 Recently Planted Trees and Shrubs - Tree Tour @ Building 72, Arboretum
Registration now closed – FULL WHEN: Sunday August 9, 2020 at 10am – RAIN or SHINE Reminder: Given the challenges of Covid-19, all attendees must wear a mask and maintain physical distances with other attendees, except members of the same … Continued
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2020 Annual Non-dinner Event
2020 Annual Non-dinner Event
Aug 15 – Dec 31 all day
2020 Annual Non-dinner Event
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 … Continued
2020 Art on the Farm – Cancelled 10:00 AM
2020 Art on the Farm – Cancelled
Aug 15 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
2020 Art on the Farm - Cancelled
COVID-19 update: Despite our very high hopes, we have reluctantly reached the difficult decision to cancel Art on the Farm for 2020. We do this to ensure the safety of our artists and volunteers, and the community members who love to attend Art on the … Continued
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2020 Recently Planted Trees and Shrubs – Tree Tour @ Building 72, Arboretum
Aug 9 @ 10:00 AM

Registration now closed – FULL

WHEN: Sunday August 9, 2020 at 10am – RAIN or SHINE

Reminder: Given the challenges of Covid-19, all attendees must wear a mask and maintain physical distances with other attendees, except members of the same family household.

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

  • New trees and shrubs are constantly being planted at the Dominion Arboretum as other trees die for various reasons, including pests and disease. Some of the new plants are of the same species as those that are being replaced, for the sake of consistency and to explore longevity in our climate, but in other cases it is determined that those species will not do well at this time (such as ash trees). So there are new species and variants that are appearing from time to time. Come and see a sample of these new kids on the block!

  • Attendance is limited to 20 to enable physical distancing.
  • Tour leader: Owen Clarkin

  • Although the tours are free and open to the public, you must register in advance.

COST: Free admission, donations gratefully accepted during the tour

INFO: Register here. The Friends of the Farm office is closed, and voicemail messages are monitored on an irregular basis. Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca for any issues.

Aug
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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 – Cancelled
Aug 15 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

COVID-19 update:

Despite our very high hopes, we have reluctantly reached the difficult decision to cancel Art on the Farm for 2020. We do this to ensure the safety of our artists and volunteers, and the community members who love to attend Art on the Farm. 

We sincerely thank the many, many talented artists who registered to participate in this beloved event. Please stay tuned and join us for Art on the Farm 2021!

 

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.ca
    • Vendors may now use the PayPal link for payment: PayPal   

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 – Cancelled
Sep 15 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CANCELLED

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 Annual General Meeting – Rescheduled
Sep 16 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Rescheduled due to COVID-19 – new date: Sep 16, 2020

  • The Friends of the Farm board of directors cordially invite the public to attend the 2020 AGM on Wednesday, Sep 16 at 7:00 p.m. Membership is not required to attend; however only fully paid members can vote.
  • The AGM will take place virtually, on a platform soon to be announced. Details to follow soon.
  • The meeting will be followed by a virtual presentation by the NCC’s Tina Liu. Please register if you plan to attend. The attendance link will be sent only to registered attendees. 
  • Please make arrangements to renew your membership to be eligible to vote: via mail with cheque payment by printing the membership form, or you can renew online prior to the meeting. Please provide adequate time for your renewal to be processed (2 weeks for mail in, 24 hours for on-line).
Tina Liu is a landscape architect at the NCC and the design manager of the Capital Floral Program and Christmas Lights Across Canada project. Liu leads the design of year-round floral display in Canada’s Capital, which includes the Canadian Tulip Festival in the spring, and annual and perennial displays from summer to autumn. Liu’s presentation, entitled The Tulip Legacy and 75 years of Tulip Design in Canada’s Capital, will explore how design strategies constantly evolve and adapt to various cultural, social, economic, and climatic changes throughout the year, and how the NCC lives up to being the world’s largest spring flower show destination in public parkland and home of the largest Tulip Festival in North America.

COST: Free admission. Registration is required to obtain the link to the meeting’s platform.

INFORegister here. The Friends of the Farm office is closed, and voicemail messages are monitored on an irregular basis. Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca for any issues.

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

CANCELLED

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 — Cancelled
Oct 24 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Cancelled

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