March 2020
Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 A.M.

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin’s “An Economical Project,” written in 1784, is the earliest known proposal to “save” daylight. It was whimsical in tone, advocating laws to compel citizens to rise at the crack of dawn to save the expense of candlelight:

Every morning, as soon as the Sun rises, let all the bells in every church be set ringing: and if that is not sufficient, let cannon be fired in every street to wake the sluggards effectually… . Oblige a man to rise at four in the morning, and it is probable that he will go willingly to bed at eight in the evening.” 

(Source: The Old Farmer's Almanac)

Upcoming Events

Ottawa Seedy Saturday, March 7
Perth Seedy Sunday, March 8

Kingston Seedy Saturday, March 14

Gardening Ideas from Great Gardens with Mary Ann Van Berlo of Van Berlo Gardens, Maitland
Monday, March 9

Manotick Horticultural Society

Steppe Plants for the Rock Garden - presented by Mike Bone of the Denver Botanical Gardens
Saturday, March 14

Ottawa Valley Rock Garden & Horticultural Society
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March Reading Suggestions
The Ramble at 20 - Passion, Opportunity and Time evolve   Rideau Woodland Ramble

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Volunteering Opportunity at Hope Garden

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