Events & Workshops

Annual Fruit Tasting Open House - Saturday Oct 15 2022

Note: this is a free event, but please consider supporting our hard working vendors. 

Have you ever wished to sample some of our interesting varieties before buying a tree? Stop in during our annual fruit tasting open house! You can sample various apples and pears and take a self-guided tour of our holistically-managed test orchard.

Date and Time: Saturday, Oct 15th, 2022 here at the nursery, 9:00am-4:00pm

Parking: TBD

The Tasting: We have been harvesting all sorts of fruits and berries from our orchard all summer and fall! Come on into the white hoop house (in the potted area) and a staff member will help you collect a plate to sample in the big white tasting tent located to the south of the sales area.

Making Cider: We'll be doing cider demos throughout the day, approximately every half hour. This is an interactive activity, with children (and adults!) helping toss fruit in or turn the crank. All helpers must sanitize their hands first.

Self-Guided Tour: This hasn't changed much, though since we pastured the pigs through the orchard recently, the ground is considerably less even; stick to the main driveway in the orchard for smoother walking.

Other Vendors: The following vendors will have some wonderful goodies to buy!
  • Huckleberry Hives (honey and candles made by my sister), only available from 9am-2pm
  • Lynn River Farm (charcuterie boxes and baked goods with local, organic emphasis)
  • Momma Bear's Quilts (quilts and quilted things made by my Momma), only available from 9am to 2pm
  • Wayne and Rosanna's succulents and eggs (grown/raised here)
  • Tim's Maple Syrup
  • and of course, us, Silver Creek Nursery; we'll have a shared booth with Lynn River Farm's foods and Wayne and Rosanna's goodies. 
If you have any questions, please send us an email at sales@silvercreeknursery.ca, or give us a call at 519-804-6060.

Guelph Organic Conference

Jan 28 and 29 2023

The Guelph Organic Conference gets better and better each year!  Visit us at trade show booth #88 on the basement level.  There is no admission charge to attend the trade show and it is open to the public.

 

Holistic Spray Workshop 

Date TBD for 2023

Ever wondered about the mysterious 'Holistic Spray' we mention? Learn all about it in this workshop. Join us bright and early to discuss spraying, the ingredients in a holistic spray, when and where, and most importantly, why! We will show you our set up and offer advice to make your own spray, for your own localized pest and disease pressures. Rain date TBD if needed. Email sales@silvercreeknursery.ca to get your name on the list - space is limited so let us know asap. Cost: pay-what-you-can, up to $20/person, funds will go to our test orchards.

London Seedy Saturday

2023 dates TBD!

Stop by the Silver Creek Nursery booth to buy trees, orchard supplies, or ask questions.  There will be lots of other interesting vendors at Seedy Saturday, as well as free gardening workshops, children's activities, and seed swap.

Apple Grafting Workshop 

May 7th, 2023

This is a hands-on workshop where you will learn to graft and take home 5 apple trees at the end of the day.  For pricing or to sign up, contact us and we'll send you a registration form.