Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston

Speaker:  Michael Oster


At our February 14th meeting, Michael Oster will tell us about his award-winning system of raised gardening beds inside the ‘Biodome’ greenhouse he has designed, engineered and constructed for the Brewer Park Community Garden in Ottawa. The structure is totally off-grid for energy independence during a three-season plant growing period.

Its features include increased yields, reduced water con- sumption, early seeding for outdoor transplanting and other benefits. The project focuses on accessibility for gardeners at all levels of physical abilities and ages. Michael has engineered two models, one as a smaller family size and one as a commercial size, both for comfort gardening, efficiency and accessibility. They provide growing space for food and ornamentals most of the year under an easily-erected geodesic dome. Michael plans to launch his business in Kingston in the spring of 2019.

Plus, door prizes.


Visitors and prospective members are always welcome. There is no charge for members of the Kingston Horticultural Society or other garden clubs. For others, entry is $3.00. KHS and garden club members should please show their membership card when coming to meetings. 


Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston. The entrance to Ongwanada is on Portsmouth Ave, just south of Johnson St. It is immediately past the Health Unit on the left when going south. Park at the end of the driveway. The building is forward from the end of the drive. [There is more parking to the left.] 

There are bus stops on Portsmouth near Ongwanada for evening route E12.