Friends of the Central Experimental Farm
Farm Notes - September 2023
A New Tree Tour!
Oak Trees and their Evolution
September 10, 2023
Announcing our sixth tree tour of the year, to be held on Sunday, September 10!

Oaks have been an integral part of tree history and evolution. Tour leader Clayton Shearer will be discussing their place in nature, and how their evolution has been affected by factors such as hybridization and by environmental effects including fire and climate change. He will also touch on their historical and cultural significance, and provide some tips on identification of oak species.

Admission to the tour is free but registration is required. Places are limited, so first come, first served. Click here to see more details, including how to register. Registered participants will meet at Building 72 in the Dominion Arboretum at 9:30 a.m.
Our Used Book Sale Is Back October 21 and 22!
Our Used Book Sale is being held once again over the weekend of October 21-22, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.

Location: Friends of the Farm, Building 72, Arboretum (east of the Prince of Wales roundabout). Click here for more details. All proceeds help the Friends of the Farm continue our important mission.

Book Drop-off for 2024:

On November 4, we will be accepting book donations for next year's sale. Details here. Please note that we are not accepting any more books prior to November 4. Our storage area is full thanks to the donations made on June 24 for the October 2023 sale.
Letter to Mayor of Ottawa
As you may have read recently in local news, there is some controversy regarding proposals for development projects adjacent to the perimeter of the CEF.

Please read the recent letter from Eric Jones, President of the Friends of the Central Experimental Farm, to the Mayor and other City of Ottawa officials.
Our Books, Cards and Puzzles

There are several ways to shop: on our e-boutique, over the phone or in-person during office hours. Or send us an email if you have questions. See "Stay Connected" at the very bottom of this e-bulletin for our contact details.
Books and Puzzles
Summer Greeting Cards: Because the Season Isn't Over!
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