14th Annual Seedy Sunday Takes Place March 10th At Emmanuel East United Church

On Sunday, March 10th, the 14th Annual Seedy Sunday takes place. This popular seed sale and swap is a great place to get all the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to get growing this season, and get inspired for spring!

More than 20 vendors will be selling a huge diversity of locally grown heirloom vegetable, flower and herb seeds, vermicomposting supplies, bulbs and fruit trees and bushes. Ten community groups will be displaying information about their work, and providing visitors opportunities to get involved with local food, farming, water and environmental programs. 

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The Seed Exchange Area there is a great place to swap seeds with other growers, pick up some new and unique seed varieties, and chat with other seed savers. 

There will be informative workshops for this free event, including: Pruning Fruit Trees & Bushes, Growing Great Soil, Rematriation of Seeds and Saving Tree & Native Plant Seeds. 

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Look At The New Canoe Museum’s Stunning 1.5-Acre Green Roof

The Canadian Canoe Museum has announced that the Dalglish Family Foundation has made a $1.2 million commitment to its capital campaign.

Camilla and Peter Dalglish, directors of the foundation and longtime supporters of the organization (see photo below), were at the museum on Monday (November 13th) for the announcement of the generous gift, which will support capital costs for the new facility to be built along the Peterborough Lift Lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway. The new museum’s 1.5-acre green roof—with its accessible boardwalk, extensive pollinator gardens and exhilarating views of the National Historic Site—will be named in their honour.

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The 83,400 square-foot facility has been designed by the award-winning team of Dublin, Ireland-based heneghan peng and Toronto-based Kearns Mancini Architects. The building—purpose-built for the world’s largest collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft—will blend almost seamlessly into its landscape, emerging from the drumlin and complementing and contouring the waterway.

The roof will welcome visitors of all ages and abilities, and encourage them to explore the spaces along a boardwalk—inspired by the High Line public park in New York City. The roof will feature up to 50 local plant species, including a wildflower meadow. Many of the species are of significance to Indigenous cultures in the area, and have been chosen because they will bloom at various times of the year and thrive in the climate and conditions.

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The outdoor spaces at the new museum—including the roof and the waterway—will allow programming to flourish as visitors will have integrated experiences that include its world-class collection. The roof will be among the areas that will allow for ecological exploration and experimentation.

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A Peterborough Woman Has Created A Beautiful Garden To Help Veterans In Need

A Peterborough Woman Has Created A Beautiful Garden To Help Veterans In Need

Produce For Veterans already helps about 30 veterans

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Seed Sale & Swap: Seedy Sunday Is March 13th

The popular Seedy Sunday is back this Sunday, March 13th. It's the perfect place to buy (and trade) a huge diversity of local, heirloom seeds for your gardens and farms, and get inspired for spring!

Admission is free to the event, which takes place at George St. United Church from 1 to 5 pm.

PTBOCanada File Photo (Julie Morris)

PTBOCanada File Photo (Julie Morris)

There will be an incredible diversity of vegetables, flowers and herbs available for sale, as well as several community groups showcasing the great work they do in informative hands-on workshops. Not to mention the ever popular Seed Exchange Area where you can trade seed with other gardeners and learn more about seed saving.

More info here.

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Epic Tulip Bulb Sale June 10th

The City's Annual Tulip Bulb Sales takes place Wednesday, June 10th, starting at 7 am at the Public Works Yard (182 Townsend Street).


Tulip bulbs are only $3 per dozen while supplies last. Cash, debit and credit will be accepted.
 

Even squirrels are excited

Even squirrels are excited

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Peterborough Family Grows Epic Size Zucchini Almost 19" Long

Anything can happen in Peterborough, like growing a zucchini in your garden weighing in at nearly 8 pounds. Take a look at this tweet sent out by Peterborough's Karla Sampson...

Again, feast your eyes on this...

One more time... WOW...

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9th Annual Seedy Sunday Is March 9th

A sure sign that Spring is arriving—Seedy Sunday.  Check it out this Sunday at George St. United Church.

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City Of Peterborough Offers Garden To Compost Program

The City of Peterborough is offering residents the “Garbage to Garden” Composting Program for a limited time.

With the purchase of a City backyard composter for $30 + tax, Waste Management staff will deliver and install your new composter for no additional fee.

The “Garbage to Garden” Composting Program visit includes:

• Delivery of your purchased composter
• Installation of your composter
• Advice on best composting practices
• An information package

Blue boxes and kitchen catchers may also be purchased and delivered along with the composter. Space is limited, so call today!

Deliveries are available every Thursday between June 20th and July 18th. Residents must be home on the installation date to take advantage of this program.

Call 705.742.7777, ext 1724 for more information or to make an appointment.

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PtboCanada Pics: Tree Flowers

Farewell to Cherry Blossoms...

 ... and hello to Apple Blossoms

Special Bonus: Welcome back Lilacs!

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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Green Waste Collection Starts Up This Week

Time to sweep away the deadfall as Green Waste Collection starts up this week. All leaf and yard waste is accepted and there is no maximum amount.

Put it in paper bags (plastic not accepted), bushel baskets or garbage bins marked with "Green Waste" labels.

As you can see (picture at right), my sticker is getting kind of tattered so it's time for me to head down to City Hall (or one of the Home Hardware stores) to ask for a new one.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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