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Western Fair, September 7-16, 2018
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Western Fair, September 7-16, 2018

The Western Fair will bring London over 50 rides, fair food, animals, entertainment, concerts, and booths. Stop by to ask garden-related questions from the London Middlesex Master Gardeners. See you at the fair!

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Become a Master Gardener

Would you like to become a Master Gardener? It's fun and rewarding! London Middlesex Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who provide unbiased advice and expertise to encourage successful and sustainable horticultural practices for home gardeners.

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Seeds to Table (8 Week Course) – now FULL

Course is now FULL. 8 weeks of classroom instruction and hands-on workshops covering everything from soil preparation and seed selection to planting, maintaining, harvesting and preserving. Focus is on gardens you can EAT as well as colourful and helpful companion flowers.

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Sunday Oct 15, 2017 – Master Gardeners hosting Native Plant & Gardening Workshop

The London Middlesex Master Gardeners are hosting a workshop in October and this year we are Going Native! The full day session, offered at the price of only $60, will be of interest to any level of gardener interested in learning the many benefits of native and sustainable gardening practices. For Master gardeners this event will qualify for 6 CEU's. Hope you will join us!

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Master Gardener University Extension Resources

Many universities across Canada and the USA offer courses for master gardeners and are excellent resources of unbiased information that has been well researched. The northern USA sites typically offer lots of free information for agricultural uses and home gardens and their information is often geared to the same zones as we encounter in our Ontario gardens.

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Attracting Pollinators

Pollination is not just fascinating natural history. It is an essential ecological function. Without pollinators, the human race and our ecosystems would not survive.

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Starting Seeds

Seed packages usually identify how many weeks ahead of average last frost date to start the seeds. Count back from that frost date for each type of seed. Start hardening off for 1-2 weeks after this date and keep a close eye on the night temperatures. May 24 is a safer date for actually planting out.

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Top Ten Myths about Tree Care

Most homeowners treasure the trees on their property but know little about how to care for them. Much of what we have heard about tree care is actually incorrect, based on myths and misconceptions.

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Book a Master Gardener

London Middlesex Master Gardeners are a non-profit group of volunteers operating locally since 1985. Our mandate is to provide unbiased gardening advice and expertise to encourage successful and sustainable horticultural practices for home gardeners.

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Our History

The Master Gardener program began in Canada from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs. They reviewed ways of using volunteers to provide horticultural information to the public. In 1985 London was chosen as one of the pilot programs for Ontario Master Gardeners.