MISSISSAUGA GARDEN FESTIVAL HAPPENINGS…

FREE at Bradley Museum!  10 am to 4 PM, Sunday July 9th
RAIN OR SHINE!
There’s a world of fun for nature lovers, garden lovers and kids
at Bradley House Museum, our festival headquarters!
Here’s a taste of what’s going on:
* Informal tours of the 1830s vegetable and herb garden at Bradley House
* Informal discussions about the site’s sweat lodge and healing circle,
which are overseen by the Peel Aboriginal  Network
* Midday talks with a local agricultural historian on
the miracle of seeds;  a Credit Valley Conservation expert on native plants, and celebrity speaker Paul Zammit on container making with edible & pollinator plants.  (See speaker schedule below)
*Master Gardeners to answer your questions
* A game area for kids
* A marketplace featuring native plants, heritage seeds, and much more
Food vendors, free water, washrooms, picnic tables

 

Schedule of talks – scheduled every ½ hour, most 15 minutes long

11:00 – Jean Williams, Chair, Rattray Marsh Protection Association, “Rattray Marsh: Why save it?”
11:30 – Alan Skeoch, agricultural historian, “Seeds Are Tiny Miracles”
12:00 – Melanie Kramer, Credit Valley Conservation, “Native Plants For Your Yard”
12:30 – TBA
1:00 – Melanie Kramer, Credit Valley Conservation “Native Plants For Your Yard”
1:30 – Alan Skeoch, agricultural historian, “Seeds Are Tiny Miracles”
2:00 – MGF inauguration & cake cutting
2:30 – Paul Zammit “Growing veggies and pollinator plants in containers” –Paul’s finished container to be won by a member of the audience in attendance.
WIN a $50 gift certificate from Lee Valley @ MGF!
While attending the Mississauga Garden Festival make sure to complete our short survey. We want to know about your experience throughout the day, what you enjoyed and what we can improve upon.
In exchange for completing the survey you will receive a raffle ticket that will be entered in a draw at the end of the festival, for a $50 gift certificate from Lee Valley.