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May General Meeting: Guest Speaker Helen Battersby, "Designing with Edible Plants"

  • May 02, 2023
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Virtual (Zoom) and McConaghy Centre, 10100 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill
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  • No Charge
  • Non-society members welcome for nominal fee

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Helen BattersbyAward-winning blogger Helen Battersby encourages us to turn notions of what “ornamental” means upside-down and meet unusual plants that are also safe to eat. This colourful presentation spurs thinking about gardens and edible plants in exciting new ways, with plenty of inspiration for integration of beautiful edibles (and edible beauty) into flower beds, vegetable patches, and dinner menus – for garden spaces both tiny and large!

Master Gardener Helen Battersby is a graduate of Ryerson’s Landscape Design program and serves on the Board of GardenComm, the association for garden communicators. Her words and images can be found in print magazines and in online gardening venues. With her sister, Sarah, she maintains the site and publishes the award-winning Toronto & Golden Horseshoe Gardener’s Journal. Helen is an engaging speaker and you may have seen her at Canada Blooms or the Toronto Botanical Garden.

Tonight's speaker is planning to attend our meeting in-person. Should inclement weather prevent her from traveling to Richmond Hill, a live video broadcast of her remote participation will be projected onto a large screen in the auditorium.

All general meetings begin with a welcome and general announcements, which precede introduction of the guest speaker. 

Members: Instructions for participation in this virtual and in-person event will be emailed to members twice - once on the Friday prior to the meeting, and again on Monday. Instructions are also available by logging into our site and checking the "members-only" version of this event. 

Visitors: Guests are welcome to participate in this virtual and in-person event at a nominal fee of $5.00 Instructions for participation will be emailed to non-society members who complete the registration process prior to the event start time - click on the "Register" button to begin. 

About In-Person Attendance at the McConaghy Centre: 

  • Doors to the auditorium open at 7 pm 
  • The meeting begins promptly at 7:30 pm
  • Please bring a mug or cup if you would like hot coffee or tea
  • All attendees are encouraged to register online for inclusion in door prize draws
  • Masks are not required, but are encouraged
  • In-person attendees will be able to visit Flower Show entries

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