Dunnville, Ontario.


Dunnville Horticultural Society (DHS) —-Active in our Community!
Gardeners are generous, and DHS members are no exception.We held our free seed exchange at our February program with 77 in attendance. Members had lovingly gathered, dried and packaged their seeds, noting color, size and often instructions. They were eager to share their bounty. Thank you to Beth Powell who provided information to anyone with questions. Guest speaker Hannah Jacobs from “Matchbox Seed Company” provided insight on Heirloom seeds, open pollination and veggie boxes.
     March’s program with 63 in attendance, enjoyed a presentation by Karen Bushert from Grand River Conservation Authority on “Bees and Pollination”. Earlier in the day, Karen met with DHS President Debbie Thomas and Vice President Deb Zynomirski at Centennial Park to exchange ideas, techniques for planting, and plant selection for the rehabilitation of the butterfly gardens located in front of Muddy. The rehabilitated butterfly gardens will be part of the complete restoration of Centennial Park along with the fountain, Muddy repairs and the pathways reworked.
     This by far is the largest project DHS has taken on, and fundraising is ongoing. DHS has partnered with Haldimand County, and Dunnville Christian School, and is grateful for their participation. Donations from individuals and groups are welcome and tax receipts will be issued (min. $25.00).
     DHS would like to invite you to drop by Centennial Park, Saturday April 29th between 11am-1pm to preview the ongoing park improvements, with an opportunity to chat with DHS members who will be working in the butterfly gardens, along with the children from Dunnville Christian School, and Mike Walker (Muddy’s creator). Dunnville Silo will be completing the restoration of the fountain uprights. Upgrades will continue throughout spring and summer with the Rededication Ceremony scheduled for September 23rd.
     DHS invites you to join their next program on Thursday April 20th at 7pm. Doors open 6:30pm with guest speaker Jeff, from Jeff’s Lawn Care Inc., Binbrook on “Growing a Healthy Lawn”. For more information, please visit our new website or contact President Debbie Thomas (905) 774-3064. Programs are free and open to everyone!


-submitted by Debbie Thomas, DHS President


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