Three Amigos: Healthy Gardening Today
LocationUnitarian Congregation, 84 South Service Rd Great Hall
DateJanuary 23, 2018
CommentsApplewood Garden Club's annual special evening January 23 features three well-known gardeners: Mark Cullen, Frank Ferragine, and Denis Flanagan. The Three Amigos will look at how people around the world are making biodiversity work, and how you can grow flower and vegetable gardens that are beautiful as well as good for the planet. Biodiversity is a big word that describes a simple truth: healthy, alive environments with many kinds of plants, insects and wildlife. A diversity of plants attracts many bugs and birds, and together they maintain the balance of nature as it was meant to be. Mark Cullen, who will address biodiversity's importance around the world as well as in your garden, is one of Canada's most popular garden experts. He reaches two million Canadians weekly through various media outlets such as the Toronto Star and "The Green File" on 680 News. He's the author of several books and is a Member of the Order of Canada for his work communicating the importance of gardening. Frank Ferragine, speaks on urban farming in your own backyard, as well as global efforts to increase food production in a sustainable way. Also known as Frankie Flowers, he's s a favourite on CityTV as Breakfast Television's weather anchor and City Line's gardening expert. He's also author of Pot it Up, Get Growing, Power Plants and the recent Food to Grow. Denis Flanagan's topic is achieving beauty and diversity in ornamental gardens. Denis, a landscape designer who learned his craft in England, hosted HGTV's "One Garden, Two Looks " and "The Indoor Gardener." He is now manager of membership services and public relations for Landscape Ontario. Tickets $20. through Wendy Bell Presented by the Applewood Garden Club, Mississauga Proceeds to Highway of Heroes,
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