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Well, our summer break is over and it’s time for the monthly CHS meetings to start again.

Please join us on Wednesday, Sept. 4th, at the Columbus Community Centre, 232 Spencer Street East (at D’Arcy).  Refreshments are available at 7:00 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.  Guests ($5) and new members are always welcome.

Our guest speaker, Dugald Cameron, will be giving a presentation titled “Plant a Spectacular Spring Garden Now”.


The annual plant sale is being held on Saturday, May 18th, at the Columbus Community Centre, 232 Spencer Street East.

The sale runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Come early for the best selection of perrennials, shrubs, herbs, vegetables, house plants, and garden tools and treasures.


At noon on April 25th, Villa St. Joseph Ecology and Spirituality Centre is hosting a non–denominational prayer gathering for Earth Week at 445 Monk Street, Cobourg.  All are welcome to participate.


The Peterborough Horticultural Society is presenting “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”, their 19th annual garden show, on April 26th through 28th.  Show hours are:

Friday:          5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday:    10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday:      10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The show has moved to a new location this year.  It is being held at Fleming College's Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre, 599 Brealey Drive, Peterborough.

Click here for information about ticket prices, speakers and workshop schedules.



Villa St. Joseph (445 Monk Street, Cobourg) is hosting the annual seed exchange on:

Seedy Saturday
March 16th
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Admission is free but bring your wallets.  Along with the seed exchange, seed vendors will be on site.  This year’s speaker is from the Kenhteke Seed Sanctuary at Tyendinaga in Prince Edward County.  Along with introducing the Seed Sanctuary and Learning Centre, the talk will discuss Mohawk spirituality and a worldview that encompasses seed saving.


This year’s garden and flower show is taking place March 8th through 17th in the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place, Toronto.  This year’s theme is “A Family Affair”.  For more information, visit the show’s website at this link – Canada Blooms.

If you go by car:  The main entry, Princess Gate, is closed.  If heading west on Lakeshore Blvd., continue past Strachan and enter the grounds via Newfoundland Drive.  Going east, there are two entrances from Lakeshore – Ontario Drive and Newfoundland Drive.