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Kanata-March Horticultural Society is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. For a trip down memory lane, check out the following galleries.

Our meetings are virtual from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Registration is required for all participants at kanatamhs@gmail.com 

(There is a $5.00 charge for guests)

Our Speaker for January 5

Seed Saving and Storage

Rebecca Last

Learn the basics of saving seeds, plant genetics, collection techniques, storage and viability. You may even be able to breed your own varieties, adapted specifically to growing conditions in your garden! This presentation provides an introduction to seed saving, beginning from the premise that in today's concentrated market for seed producers, saving seeds is an act of quiet revolution. The differences between hybridized and open-pollinated plants are discussed. We revisit Gregor Mendel's 19th Century experiments with peas to get a better understanding of the dominant and recessive traits for some common vegetable seeds. We will also look at seed varieties that are suitable for beginner, intermediate and expert seed-savers. Timing and collection methods are discussed, along with information on seed sanitation and storage. Finally, we discuss long-term viability of seeds, and the presentation ends with a list of useful resources.

The 2020 Photography Competition winning photos are now ready for viewing. All 1st, 2nd, and 3rd photos are shown. Congratulations to all! Click here

Beate Herzig

Best of Show Photo by Beate Herzig

Cardinal Sage with hummingbird

About Kanata-March Horticultural Society

The Kanata-March Horticultural Society has been In existence for 50 years. This Society aspires to serve the Kanata-March community through horticultural education, local public garden maintenance, and special events.

 

Our meetings are from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Old Town Hall, 821 March Road (laneway entrance to the Old Town Hall is on Klondike Road across from Shopper's Drug Mart) $5.00 for non-members.

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