L&A HortSoc (code for Lennox and Addington Horticultural Society) met last night (Wednesday January 18th, 2012) at a new location, the Napanee FireHall Training Room.
We’ve talked for some time about moving out of the County building meeting rooms, what with their small size, a nasty steep ramp down that made for dangerous use of walkers and other aids.
Lots of parking out back, a good, wider room, more suitable to meeting presentations than a longer narrow room, and lots of chairs. We set up a head table for the President to work from and another table for the membership and secretary to work from. On the side was a smaller snack table and at the back was a table for various handouts and information.

Upcoming gardening related events:
2012 February 24-26 (Fri-Sun) Kingston Garden Festival, also now in a new venue at the old Northern Telecom plant on Gardiners Road.

2012 March 16-25 Canada Blooms in Toronto. We are not organizing a trip but McCoy Bus Service and Tours is:
March 21, 2012 Canada Blooms $79 + HST
March 22, 2012 Canada Blooms $79 + HST
March 24, 2012 Canada Blooms $79 + HST

April 5-7, 2012 Peterborough Garden Show
The show will take place on Easter Weekend in 2012 at the Evinrude Centre, 911 Monaghan Road, Peterborough. The dates and times follow.
Thursday, April 5, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday, April 6, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$6.00 admission per person (children 14 and under are free). The coat check is free.

2012 April 23 Monday Master Gardener Ed Lawrence Talk – April 23, 2012
The GrassRoots Growers of Tamworth will host CBC Radio personality Ed Lawrence from 7 to 9pm. Ed will speak for an hour on tips and tricks for gardeners followed by a random question section. Tickets are $15pp.
Location: Tamworth Legion
Contact: grassrootsgrowers@gmail.com

Snack schedule
2012 January: Karen
February: Barb
March: Kim & Kevin
April: Maggie
May: no one yet
June: MacPherson House Potluck, no snacks required
July, August: field trips and BBQs, no snacks required
September: no one yet
October: no one yet
November: Mary
December: potluck, no snacks required

Tonights meeting consisted of 20-25 minutes of announcements about upcoming events, a request to members to grow annuals for the plant sale in May, not yet firmly scheduled but most likely on the Saturday of the May Long Weekend, coinciding with the opening of the Farmers Market in Napanee.
After that we watch an 30-40 minute episode of a gardening program and then broke for questions and snacks.