By Deb Zynomirski

President, Dunnville Horticultural Society

Well gardeners, it is a sad day when all the gardens are put to bed for the coming winter season. Just writing that brings a tear to my eye!

By the time you read this, our own Dunn-ville gardens will have been cleaned up. Our town owes a huge thank you to the many Dunnville Horticultural Society (DHS) volunteers who cared for our beautiful gardens all summer. And also to those who helped clean them out this past weekend. Once again, the great crew from Jeff’s Outdoor volunteered to help us load up all the garden debris and dispose of it. They have been partnering with us on this huge task for five years now… thank you!

Now that the gardens are done for the season, you may have some extra time on your hands. Why not consider joining the DHS Board of Directors, or come volunteer with us? We are always looking for community-minded people who love Dunnville and love all things gardening. You sure don’t have to be an expert gardener, just have a willingness to help out. We will find a role for you!

Come on out on Thursday, October 20 to our next Program Night. Our speaker will be Melanie North, talking about plants and their usefulness in healing, therapeutic, and medicinal remedies. Many plants have been proven to have amazing properties to soothe, heal, and ease our ailments. We meet at 7 p.m. at the Optimist Club. See you there!

Finally, I am excited to share that plans are already underway for a Seedy Saturday event to take place in April next spring.

Dunnville Hort is partnering with our neighbours at Haldimand Hort in Caledonia to bring this event to life. It will take place halfway between our respective communities, at the Cayuga Arena, making it accessible to a wide audience throughout Haldimand. Stay tuned for more information!

Keep thinking green, gardeners… even though we soon will be seeing white!

DHS meets the third Thursday of the month at the Optimist Hall. For more information, visit or their Facebook page. DHS President, Deb Zynomirski, can also be reached by email at or by phone at 416-566-9337.

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