• Services offerts actuellement en succursale

    09/09/2020

    Des services en personne additionnels, comme la consultation de la collection, l’utilisation des ordinateurs avec rendez-vous, sont maintenant offerts à vingt (20) succursales, pendant de nouvelles heures d’ouverture. Voir la liste des succursales et services offerts.

    L’emplacement temporaire Rosemount et la succursale Metcalfe offre le service de retour et de collecte d’articles réservés. À compter du mercredi 9 septembre, il n’est pas necessaire de prendre rendez-vous pour récupérer les articles réservés à ces succursales. Voir les détails du service à ces deux succursales.

    Le Bibliobus offre maintenant le service de retour et de collecte d’articles réservés sans contact à dix (10) arrêts, selon un horaire modifié. Voir l’horaire du Bibliobus.

    Le port du masque est obligatoire dans les succursales de la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa, conformément au Règlement temporaire sur le port obligatoire d’un masque. 

    Pour toute information sur les cartes de bibliothèque, les programmes virtuels, ou autre, communiquez avec InfoService par téléphone ou courriel. 

     

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Seed Saving and Storage

Learn the basics of saving seeds, plant genetics, collection techniques, storage and viability. You may even be able to breed your own varieties, adapted specifically to growing conditions in your garden!  Join Rebecca Last, Master Gardener, for an introduction to seed saving, beginning from the premise that in today's concentrated market for seed producers, saving seeds is an act of quiet revolution. The differences between hybridized and open-pollinated plants are discussed. We revisit Gregor Mendel's 19th century experiments with peas to get a better understanding of the dominant and recessive traits for some common vegetable seeds. We will  look at seed varieties that are suitable for beginner, intermediate and expert seed-savers. Timing and collection methods are discussed, along with information on seed sanitation and storage. Finally, we discuss long-term viability of seeds, and the presentation ends with a list of useful resources.

Rebecca Last has been gardening on and off since age 8, and has been a member of Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton since 2005. Her small suburban garden is certified by the Canadian Wildlife Federation as wildlife habitat. Rebecca grows a dozen or more varieties of heritage tomatoes every year. Her garden design includes elements of permaculture and she has recently begun experimenting with biodynamic gardening techniques. Rebecca has been honoured by the Ottawa Horticultural Society with: the Mary Bryant Award for use of native plants in garden design (2014); the Members’ Appreciation Award (2015); and the Ontario Horticultural Association Service Award for meritorious service to horticulture (2017). In 2018, Rebecca received an Ontario Volunteer Service Award in recognition of her ten years of service with Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton. Rebecca’s gardening addiction is enabled by her loving husband Richard and a collection of very spoiled rescue cats.