Whitestone Grassroots Growth Workshops

Presented by the Dunchurch Agricultural Society in partnership with the Whitestone Public Library. Funding provided by the OMAFRA Grassroots Growth Program and the Province of Ontario. Further funding for Windowsill Herb Gardens and Annuals From Seed provided by the Georgian Bay Biosphere. Preregistration is required as space is limited.

June
29

Jam with Jan

Have you ever wondered how to make homemade jam? 🍓 Our next Grassroots Growth workshop might be for you! The wonderful Jan will be teaching a jam making workshop on Wednesday, June 29th at 6:00 PM at the Dunchurch Community Centre.
The Grassroots Growth Initiative is a project by the Dunchurch Fall Fair and the Whitestone Public Library, funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs. Contact the library at 705-389-3311 to register. Spaces are limited! All ages welcome.

Past Workshops

Planning Your Garden (Virtual)

The first in a series of gardening workshops, Planning Your Garden will cover topics including: ordering from seed catalogues, plotting your garden, which seeds to start and when, and planting according to zone. Participants will receive a garden journal with notes and information on the topics, a seed catalogue, and a microgreens kit

Begins at 7:00 PM and will run for approximately an hour and a half. This workshop will be virtual with a Zoom link provided upon registration. A participant package will be available for pickup at the library prior to the workshop.

February
17

Windowsill Herb Gardens (Virtual)

Juliette Terry of the Dunchurch Agricultural Society will walk participants through the process of setting up a windowsill herb planter. A limited number of participant packages will be available prior to the virtual workshop. 

This workshop is offered by the Dunchurch Agricultural Society and the Whitestone Public Library with support from the Georgian Bay Biosphere & Community Foundations of Canada.  

Begins at 7:00 PM and will run for approximately an hour and a half. This workshop will be held over Zoom.

March
10

Annuals from Seed

Sean Patchett of the Master Gardeners of Muskoka will go over the basics of starting annuals from seed. 

This workshop is offered by the Dunchurch Agricultural Society and the Whitestone Public Library with support from the Georgian Bay Biosphere & Community Foundations of Canada.

Begins at 7:00 PM and will run for approximately an hour and a half.

April
21

Four Sacred Medicines

Elder Delores McKay of the Parry Sound Friendship Centre will teach participants about the four sacred medicines and their four directions, and the three sister crops. 

Begins at 7:00 PM at the Dunchurch Community Centre and will run for approximately an hour and a half. This workshop will also be available virtually over Zoom.

May
19

World Beneath Your Feet

Tom, Brenda, and Hilda Tota from Midlothian Valley Farm will present on sustainable soil practices, including compost and crop rotation. 

Begins at 6:00 PM at the Dunchurch Community Centre and will run for approximately an hour and a half. This workshop will also be available virtually over Zoom.

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