Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston

Speaker:  Joyce Hostyn, Master Gardener

Title:  The Advancing Carolinian Forest and How Climate Change is Affecting Gardening in Eastern Ontario 

As a Master Gardener and local garden activist, Joyce Hostyn is well known to our members. She will speak about the beautiful species of the Carolinian Forest plant community that are now increasingly observable in our region as a result of climate change that is affecting garden varieties in Eastern Ontario. Joyce is a proponent of ‘wildscaping’ as the antidote to extreme weather patterns, such as cold, wet springs; hot, dry summers; and variable winters. She is taking part in workshops to teach people how to deal with climate emergencies. Joyce wants to bring to public attention, the need to replace grass monocultures with what she calls ‘meadowscapes, forestscapes, and foodscapes’, all of which promote a healthier and more sustainable use of lands. At the February meeting, we shall also have a seed exchange.

Plus Social Treats, and Seed Exchange.

Printable poster (PDF)


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.