This is just a reminder of the Seed Sale in Madoc this weekend. Here is the info in case you are interested....
O'Hara Mill Homestead
Saturday May 2, 2009 9-2
Admission Free - Donations welcome.
Come celebrate Seedy Saturday at O'Hara Mill Homestead - a restored four-generation pioneer homestead on the outskirts of Madoc. Take a walk into the past, back to a time and place where growing everything from seed was the natural way of life, and discover our farming and gardening "roots". Come early for the seed-swap and the plant sale. Stay for a seed-starting demonstration, tips about heirloom tomatoes, and displays of the Heritage Gardens.
Visit the Herb Garden and see how to decorate a grapevine wreath with fresh herbs and flower. In the Parlour Garden, learn how to divide clumps of perennials and prune shrub roses. In the Heirloom Kitchen Garden, see how to build rustic supports for beans, peas, cucumbers, and tomatoes, and get advice on how to grow a productive vegetable garden, using very little water and lots of mulch, that can feed your family all summer long.
Bring your favourite garden tools to the Blacksmith Shop, where the carpenter and blacksmith will show you how to clean, repair, and sharpen them. Walk up to the Log House to chat with an expert on native plantings, why they matter today, and how to use them in your own garden. Step inside to admire the fieldstone cooking fireplace and stay for a demonstration on hemp and hemp farming.
Bring your children to the one-room Schoolhouse for an "old versus new" lesson on the traditional Three-Sisters Garden and how to plant a Pizza Garden. Afterward, the Schoolmarm will lead them outside to act out what they've learned in a Three-Sisters Garden play, and Mr. Compost can teach them hands-on about Red Wriggler worms. Let them "get down and dirty" with the Heritage Gardeners as they help to plant early lettuce, carrots, and legendary Capuchinjers Blue Pod Soup peas. Bring a picnic. Enjoy the mill pond. Stroll the grounds and woodland trails, discover spring wildflowers, birds, and frogs - and reflect on how this natural and manmade landscape has grown in over a hundred years. For directions and further information, see http://www.ohara-mill.org/