AGM Business Agenda now online

A final reminder this Saturday is our AGM, starting with the business meeting then followed by a presentation on Forest Gardening and Edible Landscaping:

Important BGWA Reminders

Two weeks from today our Annual General Meeting, which includes a guest speaker on the topic of edible landscaping & forest gardening, takes place Saturday, March 7th. For complete AGM details click here. One week from today, Feb 28, is the deadline to submit your name (or nominate a member) for the BGWA Board of Directors. This is a volunteer-run association and we need your assistance. Click here for nomination instructions.

Call for Nominations; BGWA Directors

This notice is a call for any interested persons wanting to be a director, or persons wanting to nominate a member in good standing to be a director for the 2015 operating year. Please have names and nominations in by Feb. 28, 2015 Nominations received after this date will not be accepted. Nominations may be sent by email ( or postal mail (Craig Todd, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry 1450 7th Ave. E., Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2Z1). Directors will be voted at the AGM, March 7, 2015.

AGM+Forest Gardening special presentation

Our Annual General Meeting will take place Saturday, March 7, 9:30 – noon, at Klages Mill, 11 1st Av N in Chesley. Make a point to attend this important and informative meeting:

  • 9:30 – 10:00 coffee + social time (light refreshments available)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Business meeting: 2014 overview, election of directors, interim constitution, financials, 2015 workshops/projects
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Presentation: Ben Caesar, owner of Fiddlehead Nursery in Kimberley, will provide an introduction to forest gardening and edible landscaping. Learn how to use cold-hardy, disease-resistant perennials to double advantage in your woodlot!
  • 11:45 – noon Questions, Wrap-up & Adjournment

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17 Tree Houses Nicer Than Your Own Home

treehouseA brief aside: if you have not already done so, membership renewals are now due and it would be a super help if you could do so as soon as possible. (Renewing online takes 2 minutes or less.) Since we are in the dead of winter I thought you may be in need of diversion and/or woodlot-related project ideas so here is an interesting article with amazing pictures titled Continue reading