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 Haliburton County Master Gardeners


     The world as we knew it has changed.  We have noticed a need in our community.  We would be available to advise new gardeners with sustainable gardening at your location.  This includes growing vegetables, planting fruit bushes and or trees and herbs.  There are also many so called weeds that can be eaten.  They grow naturally and are quite nutritious. As master gardeners we would like to share our knowledge.  We are asking for a donation of $50.00 plus gas mileage.  This donation will go to our group.  This helps us with our education and promotes our organization. If you feel this is something you would like to do, please contact us at halmastergardener@gmail.com

    Ask a Master Gardener.You can also email questions to us directly.  We will get back to you within a few days.

Stay in touch with our website for more news and dates when we will be holding open talks.  We would do this outside with much social distancing.   There a great article on starting a veggie garden that we have found in the great magazine GardenMaking.  

How to plan a vegetable garden. by Sharon Hanna  https://gardenmaking.com/plan-vegetable-garden/

For those of you that may want seeds to grow vegetables.  We have some local suggestions Pine Reflections in Carnavon. Call first 705-489-1397 or check out her Facebook page.

Gelert Garden Farm may also have seeds. Contact them by email gelertgardenfarm@gmail.com  You can also check their website https://gelertgardenfarm.ca/ordering

Please check out our new youTube  video https://youtu.be/51C1_-gbdmA

You can also listen to garden tips through Canoe Radio.https://canoefm.com/master-gardener/

Please contact us at halmastergardener@gmail.com

To the gardening community of all Haliburton County: Thank you for the overwhelming and generous reception to our Haliburton County Master Gardeners Plant Sale at its new venue last year (2019) in the Town of Haliburton.   This year we have decided not to have our plant sale due to the COVID-19 Virus.  There is a lot of prep work and as we are self isolating now, we can not be ready to put on the plant sale.  Hoping we all get through the isolation.  We do plan to put on the plant sale for 2021...   

At this time we have not scheduled any advice clinics.  This can change and we will update our website and let you know when and where we will be having advice clinics

Here's all about who we are:

The group of Haliburton County Master Gardeners (HCMG) was founded in April 2002.  As our name suggests,

we serve Haliburton County and specialize in gardening in zone 4.  Our group is comprised of twelve Master Gardeners  

and Master Gardeners in Training.  To be a Master Gardener one must meet certain educational requirements 

set down by the overall organization - Master Gardeners of Ontario.

Our primary role is to advise gardeners and support gardening in Haliburton County. We give advice on a range of

topics from vegetable to flower gardens: at clinics in a variety of venues, as speakers, through our website, over the

telephone, by e-mail, on the radio, and through personal encounters. We hold an advice clinic at each of the Minden & District

Horticultural Society's monthly meetings. HCMGs have planned and implemented the community garden at Nature's Place in the

Minden Hills Cultural Centre. We redesigned the gardens at the Village Green in downtown Minden.

We garden with the Grade 3 students at Archie Stouffer Elementary School at the Minden Hills Museum.  

Each year the students' Three Sisters Garden (corn, beans & squash) yields produce for the local food bank.

Local gardening enthusiasts might know the HCMG best from their annual plant sale, held each spring and our CanoeFM radio

gardening tips. See below..

Our group meets on the second Tuesday of most months starting in March.

If you have any questions about gardening or would simply like to learn more about the Haliburton County 

Master Gardeners and what we do, please send an email to halmastergardener@gmail.com.

Haliburton County Master Gardener CanoeFM Radio Tips

Listen to CanoeFM(100.9) to hear seasonal Haliburton County Master Gardener Tips

on your radio airing from April through October.

Approximate timeslots: Thursday 3:05-3:10 pm, Friday 9:05-9:10 am, and Saturday 3:45-3:50 pm..

CanoeFM streams live so you can listen to the station on your computer from

anywhere in the world through their website and at any time (especially tip time).

In addition there is a selection of tips that can always be heard on the CanoeFM website. When on their website, click on Programs

and then click on Haliburton County Master Gardeners’ Tips. Choose the tip you wish to hear and click. Or click the selection of tips.