Events

Upcoming events

November 2, 2022 @ 7p

Elgin Municipal Complex

Brad King

"The ABC's of NPK: An Introduction to Plant Food"

Do you have an interest in the world of Horticulture? Have you been looking for a fun way to get more involved in the community? Join us for the annual general meeting and electric of the Rideau Lakes Horticultural Society. There will be, as usual, great conversation, refreshments, door prizes and what is to be an engaging as informative presentation by Brad King.


Brad is lifelong gardener who enjoys growing and propagating all kinds of plants.


He has recently retired as a District Manager after 42 years of essentially the same job, selling crop inputs to

farmers, primarily in row crops such as corn, soybeans, and wheat with a little bit of turf, fruit, and vegetable to keep things interesting. Brad has been Certified Crop Advisor in Ontario for 25 years


Brad is currently the District 3 Director for the Ontario Horticultural Association and the President of the Lennox and Addington Horticulture Society.


Brad lives in Napanee and is married to Michelle, and they have two grown daughters and two grandsons.


This will be also shown live over ZOOM. Send an email for the zoom link.


This is also election time, and we have a few open positions we are hoping to fill with some keen members. Let us know if you are interested!



November 2, 2022 @ 7pm

Elgin Municipal Complex or

Email rideaulhs@gmail.com for zoom link or if you are interested in joining the board




October 5, 2022 @ 7

Elgin Municipal Complex

Karen Smereka

"Rethinking Your Lawn and it's Place in the Ecology of the Earth"

Have you ever wondered what you can do as a property owner to be part of an ecological well-spring of repair and restoration of the Earth?

Karen Smereka began to love plants and environmentalism as a child. Her mother was an avid

gardener – both vegetables and perennials and her father was a biology teacher who had her collect plants for his students to dissect.


Karen majored in Botany at the University of Guelph and went on to graduate school at the University of New Hampshire to study Botany and Plant Pathology.


Her specific interest in lawns developed when she was a field researcher at the Hubbard Brooke Ecosystem Forest in Thornton NH. While there, she worked with one of the principal investigators, Herbert Bormann, who concluded that “our dedication to maintaining beautiful lawns is contributing to the serious environmental problems facing the earth.”


Come and find out why and what you might consider doing about it.


October 5, 2022 @ 7pm

Elgin Municipal Complex or

Email rideaulhs@gmail.com for zoom link



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