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August Society General Meeting + Perennial and Vegetable Show + Speaker: Phil Beauchamp

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Upcoming Society General Meeting

Join us for our next public meeting at the Parkside Centre on Durham Street in Sudbury. Doors open at 1:15 pm for socializing and light refreshments.

The meeting at 2 pm will feature guest speaker Phil Beauchamp from Beautiful Field Farm and Fruit Trees


About the Guest Speaker: Phil Beauchamp

Beautiful Field Farm and Fruit Trees officially opened in Sept 2021, but previously operated under the name Lewis Hardy Fruit trees from 2019 until 2021. Prior to that is was Lewis’s Hardy Fruit Trees that was found by Ron Lewis in 1982.

It was Ron Lewis’s dream and hobby after being frustrated with trees being offered for sale at most garden centres and nurseries. He made it his mission to seek out trees that would thrive in our climate, and he found the amazing hardy varieties being bred and researched at the University of Saskatchewan. He was one of the very first people to make these available for gardeners and growers here in northern Ontario. His business has operated here annually in spring and Ron has been a local expert here making many presentations regarding this topic for local media and gardening organizations.

Ron has stepped aside in recent years and Phil Beauchamp, Ron’s former neighbour, has taken up the torch of making these hardy fruit trees available. Phil was always curious about what Ron or “Mr. Lewis” was doing on the other side of fence and often found himself over there, admiring his giant pumpkins and all the amazing fruit trees. Of course Ron is always quick to impart his wisdom with anyone who comes to listen and Phil himself always had an interest in gardening, farming and homesteading. So the first thing Phil did when he bought his own home was plant a whole lot of fruit trees. Of course he didn’t always do things properly and had more of a “plant first and figure out why they died later” approach. Which it turns out is the best way to learn right? So between constantly nagging Ron for advice and reading as much as he could on the topic he slowly developed a serious expertise on the topic. This has been an exciting (and demanding) opportunity for Phil who has a real entrepreneurial spirit and is deeply passionate about food security, local agriculture and permaculture practices.


About the Perennial and Vegetable Show

We will also be hosting our Perennial and Vegetable Show

View the guidelines for entry into our August Show

Details

Date:
August 25
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Sudbury Horticultural Society

Venue

Parkside Centre
140 Durham Street
Sudbury, Ontario P3E 3M7 Canada
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