Mississauga Master Gardeners Phyllis Hall and Susan Quirk represented our group at the Mind Body and Soul workshop in Brampton last month.
Funded by the Employment Social Development Canada’s New Horizon for Seniors Program, the project is designed to prepare the South Asian boomer population for their social life after retirement, including gardening. Phyllis and Susan held a gardening advise clinic there and spoke to attendees about their gardens and how to become a Master Gardener.
Over the next 10 months, the group will bring experts and professionals to run as many as 20 workshops, seminars, and other events within the cities of Mississauga and Brampton to socially engage South Asian baby boomers in many ways.
On Sunday, June 18, the Mind, Body & Soul hosted its inaugural workshop at Brampton’s Loafers Lake Recreation Centre, where residents over the age of 50 took part in a picture day and networking event. Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon and Brampton-East MP Raj Grewal were also in attendance.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
This event is open to all Master Gardeners. The full day session will qualify for 6 Continuing Education Credits. Space is limited to a maximum of 60 people. We will hold all spots for Master Gardeners until Sept 15th and will offer to the public after that.
We’re Going Native – 3 great speakers and topics!
Native Plant Guilds – Ben Porchuk: Ecologist, Carolinian Canada Coalition, Director: Restorative Nature Experiences
Native Trees and Shrubs – Kyle McLoughlin: Climbing & Consulting Arborist, International Society of Arboriculture, Writer
Using Native Plants to Transform the Urban Landscape “In the Zone” – Michelle Kanter : Carolinian Canada Coalition-ED, Biologist.
London Civic Garden Complex 625 Springbank Drive, London, Ontario, N6K 4T1
– Early bird registration by Sept 15th – $ 50
– After September 15th – $60
– Price includes morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, hot and cold beverages.
Source: Master Gardener Technical Update – Sunday Oct 15,2017 in London Ontario