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June 2017 Meeting Information

On Thursday, June 15, 2017, speaker Tara Nolan topic will be Raised Bed Revolution: Making and Growing in Raised Beds.

There are multiple benefits to building raised bed gardens, from covering up poor soil, to providing better accessibility to extending the growing season. You can place raised beds almost anywhere, whether you have a big yard, a small space or a balcony. This talk will address all those benefits and provide some inspiration for building your own raised bed. Not handy? No problem! You can still have a raised bed even if you don’t want to pick up a hammer. You’ll also learn where to put your new raised bed, what soil to use and what to plant – edibles, as well as ornamentals for the pollinator

Tara Nolan is a garden writer and editor. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, the Toronto Star, Canadian Living, Zoomer magazine and Garden Making, among others. She is one quarter of the popular website Savvy Gardening (www.savvygardening.com) and was the award-winning web editor of Canadian Gardening magazine’s website for six years. In 2016, Tara published her first book with Cool Springs Press called Raised Bed Revolution. Tara also does work for the Toronto Botanical Garden and the Canadian Garden Council, and volunteers at the Royal Botanical Garden.


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Tara Nolan's website

Savvy Gardening



The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m., refreshments are available at 7:00 p.m.