Time: 7:30 p.m. (Note: pre-meeting workshop on floral design at 6:45pm)

Location: Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston

Speaker:  Astrid Muschalla

Title:  Organic Lawn Care

On March 14, Astrid Muschalla, the Coordinator of Master Gardeners, will speak about organic lawn care. On the Rideau 1000 Islands Master Gardenerswebsite, she writes, “A healthy lawn is easier and cheaper than you think.”  She will tell us about providing the lawn with nutrition without using synthetic fertilizers, about converting a neglected lawn back to a lush grass ecosystem, and about maintaining a healthy lawn year after year.  She says that we can wipe out weeds the organic way.  In the past, Astrid has spoken to KHS members about good soil health.  She informs us that good bacteria are soil structural engineers that help us grow healthier plants, increase yields, prevent leaching and reduce erosion. This presentation should get you in the mood to face the challenge of managing the spring lawn.

Ann Levison will hold a pre-meeting instructional workshop on creating floral designs for competitions. The workshops will start at 6:45 p.m. in the Ongwanada Resource Centre and will be held just prior to each meeting in March, April, May and June.  Ann is an Assistant Director of the Ontario Horticultural Association for District 3, she is a horticultural show judge, an award-winner in numerous design competitions and a designer of arrangements for Writersfest and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.  


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.