Our next meeting is on Wednesday April 24 at 7:00 pm. All are welcome and there is no charge to attend.

Our guest speaker is Adam Mohammed from Branching Path CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm, a mainstay at the Ottawa Street Farmers Market. Since 2017 Adam and his spouse have been running Branching Path, a small permaculture-inspired market garden. Before running a farm, he spent numerous years working for other small farms, nurseries, and greenhouses. He has an educational background in Urban Ecology and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from York University.

Adam’s topic is Working With Weeds. Ecological gardening, whether for personal or commercial purposes, involves working with nature in some capacity. When trying to grow food for human consumption, gardeners inevitably encounter plants that we call “weeds.” Sometimes these are native species that fill important ecological roles. Many weeds are non-native species, but they too serve useful functions for wildlife and humans as well. On our farm many weeds help improve soil ecology, create biomass, feed and attract beneficial insects, and are edible and nutritious. All gardeners should be aware of some of these useful plants, and honour their roles in our landscapes.


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Our regular meetings happen on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the Laidlaw Memorial Church on Ottawa Street at Cannon.

Enter off Ottawa St . Use door off parking lot, shown in photo.
Laidlaw Memorial Church
162 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton ON
Laidlaw Memorial Church
162 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton ON