This Spring is POPPIN’ at Turn & Tales!!

April showers bring May flowers, fresh flavours and all things green and bright!

If you (like me) are a plant nerd you’re going to need Rick Gray’s impressive volume of Native Plant’s of the Southern Great Lakes Region. This is an incredible, full colour guide by one of Ridgetown’s most avid fully native gardeners (and you should see his garden!!)

If you’re planning or even just starting to think about adding some native plants to your garden, this is the guide for you.

For more from Rick, click through this picture to his website

Another incredible release for this month is Erin Zimmerman’s “Unrooted: Botany, Motherhood, and the Fight to Save an Old Science”.

This is an incredible scientist’s memoir, a glimpse into the ordinary life of someone in a fascinating field. This is a memoir about plants, about looking at the world with wonder, and about what it means to be a woman in academia—an environment that pushes out mothers and those with any outside responsibilities. Zimmerman delves into her experiences as a new mom, her decision to leave her position in post-graduate research, and how she found a new way to stay in the field she loves.

Erin will be joining us on April 22 from 11am to 2pm for a discussion and talk about her book. She will be joined by Rick Gray showcasing some rare plants from our region

While we’re on the subject of thinking green, our Game of the Month is Wonder Woods!

You and your green-fingered friends are ready to go to your favorite mushroom patches to pick girolles, morels, boletes and Parasol mushrooms! Be careful though, there are others who have found these secret mushroom patches!
Use your talent for mushroom picking to make sure you have the most delicious harvest!

Use your talent to identify the best mushroom patches in these woods.

Harvest Parasol mushrooms, boletes, girolles and morels.

Share your secrets if you want to harvest even more mushrooms.

Pucker up for all things Lemon!

We have Lavender Lemonade, Lavender Lemon Cheesecake, White Chocolate and Lemon Cheesecake, and the luscious Lemon Bar really to keep your taste buds bright and cheery!

So come on down to Turns & Tales for your lemon fix, great books and fun events this April!

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