Do you love gardening? Are you concerned about Mississauga’s environment?
Whether you are a new gardener looking for support or an experienced one who is willing to share what you know, there is a place for you in Streetsville Horticultural Society. Even gardeners who have moved from homes into apartments and no longer actively garden are most welcome as volunteers.
Our main purpose is to beautify Mississauga through the planting of trees shrubs and flowers. We do this in a variety of ways either by planting them ourselves or assisting others or encouraging others to do it. Our Horticultural Society volunteers are busy each year with local community beautification projects such as the gardens at Leslie Log House, Rotary Park and Leisure World Long-Term Care Home in Streetsville.
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
Streetsville United Church
274 Queen St. S Mississauga L5M 1L8
At the intersection of Queen St S and Barry Ave, Streetsville
Doors open 7:00 p.m.
Meeting starts 7:30 p.m.
Speaker of the Month
“Choosing the Best…the Process” The Trial Garden Program at the University of Guelph” by Rodger Tschanz
Rodger Tschanz has worked in the field of horticulture at the University of Guelph since graduating in 1989.
He is currently a research technician with the Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph where here is involved with ornamental breeding projects, teaching plant ID, and liaising with high school horticultural and science students.
He has also been the manager of the Guelph Ornamental Trial Garden program since its inception in 2001. This program has trial sites in Guelph, Milton, Vineland and at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington. Between 400 and 500 new annuals and perennials are evaluated each year for their suitability to the southern Ontario gardens.