On Saturday August 30, The Haliburton County Master Gardeners held an advice clinic at the Little Hawk Lake Art and Garden show. Turn out was good in spite of the cool and windy conditions. We answered questions on Native Plants to those who stopped by.
The Master Gardens also host an Advice Clinic at all Horticultural Association meetings held at the community centre in Minden, first Tuesday of the month.
Haliburton County Master Gardener Association
The group of Haliburton County Master Gardeners (HCMG) was founded in April 2002. As our name suggests,
we serve Haliburton County and specialize in gardening in zone 4. Our group is comprised of ten Master Gardeners
and Master Gardeners in Training. To be a Master Gardener one must meet certain educational requirements
set down by the overall organization - Master Gardeners of Ontario.
Our primary role is to advise gardeners and support gardening in Haliburton County. We give advice on a range of
topics from vegetable to flower gardens: at clinics in a variety of venues, as speakers, through our website, over the
telephone, by e-mail and through personal encounters. HCMGs have designed a garden for the historical Pritchard
House in Minden, planned and implemented the community garden at the RD Lawrence Place and submitted a
proposed landscaping project for the Minden Hills Community Centre to the Township of Minden Hills.
We garden with the Grade 2 students from Archie Stouffer Elementary School at the Minden Hills Museum.
Each year the students' Three Sisters Garden (corn, beans & squash) yields produce for the local food bank.
Local gardening enthusiasts might know the HCMG best from their annual plant sale, held each spring at the
Village Green in Minden. Our group meets on the second Tuesday of most months.
If you have an questions about gardening or would simply like to learn more about the Haliburton County
Master Gardeners and what we do, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
HCMG Coordinator Sue Flinders-Adams at 705-457-1918.