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June General Meeting with Guest Speaker Julia Dimakos

  • June 05, 2018
  • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • McConaghy Seniors' Centre, 10100 Yonge Street

Julia DimakosGuest Speaker: Julia Dimakos

Topic: Successful Vegetable Gardening


‘Gardening Girl’ Julia Dimakos will take us on a photographic journey of the steps she took in creating an abundant vegetable garden on her country property.  These steps will include grading the land, building raised beds, establishing effective fencing to deter deer, soil preparation, planting techniques, and watering. Along the way, she will share lessons-learned that are sure to help other aspiring vegetable gardeners.

Orangeville and District Horticultural Society President Julia Dimakos started gardening when she became a Mom and wanted to provide her family with healthy food.  She gardens organically and tries to keep it simple, but does add new and unusual vegetables to her garden each year.  Julia, who is also working towards a horticultural degree at the University of Guelph, delights in inspiring others, showing them how easy and enjoyable gardening can be. Julia offers a number of free gardening resources on her website, including a blog, at and on Facebook at  



 iris, rose and peony flower show

Flower Show: Iris, Rose & Peony

Exhibits include specimens of flowering and edible plants growing at this time of year, potted plants, and special designs. Details are available in our Yearbook and also in a printable PDF version of our Flower Show Schedule (click here).



Bus Trip Tickets to Whistling Gardens

Tickets to our June 16th Garden Week Ontario Bus Trip to Whistling Gardens, William Dam Seeds and Northland Nursery will be available for sale this evening. For more information about this trip, including purchase of tickets online, click here 



Tickets for Open Gates Garden Tour Featuring Pollinator Gardens

Tickets to our July 14 Garden Tour, featuring nine pollinator gardens in Richmond Hill, will be on sale this evening. As well, our Garden Tour Chairperson will begin contacting volunteers to coordinate event activities.  For more information about this year's garden tour, click here. 



Plants for Sale

The Holiday Celebration Committee will be offering a few select perennials for sale to help support our Holiday Celebration in December. Take home some garden-grown treasures or under $10. Hint - come early so you don't miss out!  


Photo Contest Entry Collection

Mounted 4x6 photo entries will be solicited this evening for our Re-Imagined Photo Contest where You are the Judge! More information, including digital images of this year's submittals and the winning entries for three prior photo competitions, is available to our members by clicking here. A printable 2-page PDF of this year's contest guidelines is available by clicking here.



Attendance at this general meeting is free to members, $5 for non-members.

Members, please remember to wear your name badges.

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