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Whitby in Bloom presents "Beyond Beefsteak"
Beyond Beefsteak is a reference to the ever-popular beefsteak tomato, a favourite of beginner and avid gardeners alike. Mark Cullen will be filling in for his son Ben Cullen and the presentation is geared towards gardeners who have experience with the basics of vegetable gardening and are looking to take their harvest to the next level – creative ideas and inspiration to make the most of your growing season.

Event sponsored by Lynde Creek Manor Retirement Community.

The Whitby in Bloom Speaker Series is presented in partnership with the Brooklin Whitby Garden Club - celebrating 100 years in 2021. Check out the rain barrel fundraiser event at www.rainbarrel.ca/whitbybrooklin

May 26, 2021 07:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Mark Cullen
Mark Cullen has been broadcasting and writing about the gardening experience since the early 80’s. He has written 23 books, including two biographies. Escape to Reality is Mark’s 24th book. He says, “This is the most exciting book that I have ever written as it reflects the experience and passion for Canada’s most popular outdoor leisure time activity of two generations, mine and son Ben’s” In 2016 Mark was awarded the Order of Canada for “his connections with everyday Canadians through his gardening and environmental messages.” He is the Volunteer Chair of the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign and Trees For Life, Trees For Heroes. Mark is the honorary patron of SHARE Agricultural Foundation (A Hand Up not a Hand Out) providing resources to subsistence farmers in Central and South America. Mark is the national spokesperson for the Composting Council of Canada and board member emeritus of Canada Blooms. Escape to Reality is Mark’s second non-how-to gardening book.