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E.D.G.E We’re Back!

Elmvale District Garden Enthusiasts are finally having the 1st live meeting since November 2019 (prior to Covid).  Thursday, May 26th at 7 p.m. at Elmvale Legion is an opportunity for our Horticultural group to meet to hear guest speaker, Anne Brolley.  Anne will share ideas on “Perking Up Tired Spaces”.  She will present suggestions on how to improve perennial beds after the blooms finish and ideas on colourful ground covers.  Please note we will now meet on Thursday at 7 p.m. (previously Wed. at 7:30 p.m.).   Everyone is welcome and bring your own beverage as we will not be serving refreshments at this meeting.

Also, mark your calendars for:

Friday, June 17th:  Elmvale Farmers’ Market to celebrate Garden Ontario week.   Available for sale there will be our Mason Bee Houses and Teacup Bird Feeders.

Thursday, June 23rd:  An off-site visit to Sugar Ridge Retreat Center

Thursday, July 28th:  Members only Mystery Garden Tour

E.D.G.E. welcomes all former members and interested new gardeners.  Come check us out May 26th at 7 p.m. Elmvale Legion, 7 John Street.


Elmvale 4-H Dairy Club

The Elmvale 4-H Dairy Club had its first meeting on Sunday April 24, 2022.  It was held at Robins Holsteins (The Robinson Family Farm).  We have 15 members.   We are excited to start our club and we are really looking forward to showing at Fairs again. Melanie Giffen led us in ice breaker games to get to know one another. Sydney Robinson was elected President; Andrew Jones was elected as Vice President and Carina Jones was elected as Secretary and Press Reporter.  Owen Wright taught club members the attributes of how to pick your calf for our 4-H projects.  Kevin Jones taught us how to measure a calf.  Carolyn Jones taught the club members how to judge and the judging format.  At the end of the meeting, we enjoyed snacks and chats.  We are looking forward to our next on May 29th at Gerald Stone’s for more judging practice.

Carina Jones, Press Reporter

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