Award-winning Botanical Garden Expert Presents at Next Garden Club Meeting

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The next Millbrook & Area Garden Club is having a very special guest. He is the owner of Whistling Gardens, a Botanical garden in Wilsonville near Brantford. Join the Millbrook & Area Garden Club at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5th. We are having a very special guest speak to … Continue reading

Strange Outbreak Hits Local Zucchini Patch

Strange Outbreak Hits Local Zucchini Patch
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Gordon Nomekuz has been farming in this area for over 40 years but this season has presented him with a unique challenge. And it isn’t the drought. “Darnedest thing I ever saw,” Gord says, as we walk through 67 acres of beans, peppers, tomatoes and other vegetables. “I planted them … Continue reading

Market Vendors: The Sorichetti Homestead

Market Vendors: The Sorichetti Homestead
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Market vendors Lou and Tamara Sorichetti are brave souls. A week after moving into their farm on Solanum Way outside Pontypool from Ajax last summer, they purchased 14 goats. Theirs is a mixed herd of dairy goats they somehow find the time to milk each day, between Lou’s day job, … Continue reading

Harvest Market Celebrations Sunday August 28

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I can’t believe that there are only three more markets left this season. How can that be? I was only just anticipating the start of another great season of eating local, courtesy of the wonderful makers, bakers and growers who are the Millbrook Farmers’ Market. My anticipation though continues to … Continue reading

Rollies Brings Asian Inspired Flair to the Millbrook Market Offerings

Rollies Brings Asian Inspired Flair to the Millbrook Market Offerings
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With an extensive list of menu options, Rollies brings fresh, original dishes to the Millbrook Market, and the owners set their menu according to the weather conditions expected for market day.   Last week, with temperatures soaring to 30 degrees, owners Katie Tompkins and Soeung Nhem kept the items to a … Continue reading

Silver Creek Creations Joins the Millbrook Farmers’ Market

Silver Creek Creations Joins the Millbrook Farmers’ Market
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Get ready to grow with the help of Jane and Peter Martell of Silver Creek Creations, who are joining the other vendors at our local monthly market. They established a nursery business on their property on Hutchison Drive four years ago, when they felt the grounds were safe from errant … Continue reading

International Clematis Expert to Share his Expertise with Garden Club

International Clematis Expert to Share his Expertise with Garden Club
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Peter Keeping is clematis enthusiast and an internationally renowned expert on Clematis.   Along with his wife Sheila, Peter operates Peter and Sheila’s Country Garden in Bowmanville, Ontario. He was introduced to the species in 1982 when he received two plants for his birthday, and soon joined the International Clematis Society … Continue reading

Common Ground: Practical Gardening Tips from Jill Williams

Common Ground: Practical Gardening Tips from Jill Williams
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©Deborah Carew I often get asked to recommend gardening books that are practical and useful for gardeners in this community. At the top of my personal heap of useful books are all the Harrowsmith gardening books, and many of them are available in the Millbrook Library. I would particularly recommend … Continue reading

Can You Tell the Difference Between Ragweed and Goldenrod?

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Ann Berkeley One local landscape gardener admitted to the Times that he could not tell the difference between ragweed (bad) and Goldenrod (good.) He is not alone. Another gardening enthusiast, Wendy Olsen, of Millbrook says ignorance of the differences is greater the further away from the country that people live. … Continue reading