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					                                 Ontario
                      Horticultural
                      Youth Society
      Newsletter January 2008




                                  Picture by Rad-Dad

             “Youth Our Future – Starting On or Improving a Youth Program”

                          Editor: “Rad Dad” - Harry Wyma
                        Box 1136 – Ridgetown ON – N0P 2C0
                         e-mail wyma.harry@sympatico.ca
                               phone: 519-674-3493

          For previous copies of Youth Newsletters, click the garden share
           picture “newsletter” on the OHA site - www.gardenontario.org
             and scroll to OHA Youth Newsletter and then to “click here”.




Note: If you are no longer the leader, then please forward this to the proper person.
Also, I would be very pleased to be informed of any name/address changes. Thanks.




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CONTENTS - hold the CTRL key and CLICK the article ……….         02

 ACTIVITIES
- Hors‟n Around – Word Search …………………………………………….                03
- JAN 2008 ….……….………………………………………………………………..                     03
- Youth Camp Convention 2008 …………………………………………..                 04
- Trivia ………………………………………………………………………………………                      14
- Earth Month Environment World Scramble……………………………             15
- Trivia Answers ……………………………………………………………………….                   15
- Toothpaste Experiments…………………………………………………………                  16
- Can You Help the Skier Get Down the Slope?………………………           20
- Is a Tomato a Fruit or a Vegetable…………………………………………            22
- Match the Product with the Plant…………………………………………..            24
- 2008 Convention Youth Competitions …………………………………..            25
- Special Canadian National Exhibition Youth Competition……...   27
- An Easter Word Search ………………………………………………………….                 27

 ARTICLES
- Youth Groups – Hi Harry………………………………….…………………….                04
- Perspectives on Youth Leaders………………………………………………               06
- Suggestive Society Questions……………………………………………....             06
- Questions for Consideration…………………………………………………….              06
- Presenting OHA Activity Report………………………………………………              06
- Conglomerations…………………………………………………………………….                    07
- More Conglomerations…………………………………………………………....                08
- Youthful Reflections…………………………………………………………………                 12
- Eyes Like a Hawk…………………………………………………………………….                   13
- Earthworms – Strange But True……………………………………………                14
- Cool Season Crops…………..……………………………………………………..                 19

 CRAFTS & PROJECTS
- Dragon Fly Decal………………………………………………………………………                   07
- Potted Daffodil Picture…………………………………………………………….               08
- Welcome to Toadville………………………………………………………………                  09
- Jane‟s Toadville…………………………………………………………………………                  09
- Valentine Vase and Bouquet……………………………………………………                11
- Glue Earth ……………………………………………………………………………..                    11
- Melted Crayon Earth……………………………………………………………..                  11
- Hearts Design Valentine‟s Day Place Card……………………………           12
- Make a Newspaper Easter Bunny……………………………………………                15
- Rainbow in a Jar…………………………………………………………………….                   17
- Watermelon Piñata Garden Ornament………………………………….               18
- Giraffe Pot Plant Label……………………………………………………………..              20
- Pipe Cleaner Flower…………………… …………………………………………..                21
- Sunflower Plant Pot…………………………………………………………………                  23
- Birdhouse Plant spike………………………………………………………………                 24

 POEMS & JOKES
- Goodbye…………………………………………………………………………………..                      05
- Moon ……………………………………………………………………………………….                       06
- Fishy Story……………………………………………………………….………………                    10
- Silly Questions…………………………………………………………………..…..                 11
- Trivia……………………………………………………………………………………....                    14

RECIPES
- Baked Caramel Corn……………………………………………………………….                   05
- St Patrick‟s Day Goodies………………………………………..……………...             10
- Let it Snow – Snow cookies …………………………………………………..              17
- Carrot Casserole ……………………………………………………………………..                 20



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HORS’N AROUND – Word Search
Source: Crusader March 2000 – by Carla Waever

BLANKET         HOT SUN         PASTURE          SWEAT           STRAW
BOOTS           JOCKEY          TRACK            WHIP            PAUL REVERE
BRUSH           RACING          TRAILER          WILD            KENTUCKY DERBY
CANTER          LEATHER         SADDLE           TRAINING        MOUNTED POLICE
WHINNY          STALL           TRAVELLING       GOGLES          OATS
TROPHY          EXITEMEN

Y   S   A   D   D   L   E   M    W   I   L   D       L   S   C
W   B   E   W   S   D   D   T    R   A   I   L       E   R   P
R   P   R   T   A   T   K   C    E   B   S   L       A   S   E
K   A   U   E   N   R   A   C    I   N   G   U       T   T   Q
E   U   T   K   D   E   T   O    A   G   H   O       H   R   S
U   L   S   N   J   Y   W   S    O   R   O   Z       E   T   W
L   R   A   A   O   O   K   G    T   B   T   L       R   Q   E
C   E   P   L   D   A   C   C    N   H   S   U       R   B   A
A   V   R   B   F   G   C   K    U   I   U   T       I   M   T
N   E   C   I   L   O   P   D    E   T   N   U       O   M   L
T   R   A   V   E   L   I   N    G   Y   N   I       U   A   V
E   E   T   N   E   M   E   T    I   C   X   E       A   M   C
R   G   L   W   B   Z   C   F    J   O   Z   N       K   R   G
W   P   I   H   W   H   I   N    N   Y   H   P       O   R   T




Source: Presqu‟ile for Kids Nature Activity Handbook




                                                 3
This is in response to the Fall 2007 issue,         Lake St. George is a beautiful kettle lake in
in particular to “review” pg 4, and “district       the centre of the acreage.
youth clubs & footnotes” pg 8. Ed note.             The property features trails, meadows,
                                                    mixed forest areas, reforested areas, and
YOUTH GROUPS - HI HARRY                             wetlands in which campers can pursue a
                                                    wide variety of field activities.
Another excellent resource for the Youth
Leaders and people who work with youth in           What to Expect
our societies! Well done! I will post this          Lake St George Field centre is managed by
over the weekend and send you the link              the Toronto and Region Conservation
when it is done.                                    (TRCA). TRCA field centres provide
                                                    accommodations, food and all of the
The Annual OHA Report Form requests the             necessary basic equipment for the
name of a Youth Leader and how many                 programs.
youth members are in the club. The
reported number of Youth members does               Participants will need to bring appropriate
not mean they are in a club per se, just            clothing, bedding and personal items.
that they are youth members of a society.
                                                    TRCA staff leads the morning, afternoon
I am very proud of the outreach to youth            and evening programs each full day at the
that happens in my District (15), even              field centre. Programs are professionally
though most of the societies do not have a          designed to maximize hands-on, outdoor
formal youth club. Therefore it is easy to          learning, to connect learners to their
draw the wrong conclusions from the                 environment through fun and meaningful,
Annual Reports when it comes to Youth.              hands-on exploration of local systems and
                                                    offer a safe learning environment for our
I have spoken to Anna (OHA Youth Chair)             visitors. Many programs can be adapted to
about the way many societies have been              meet specific requirements and take into
changing the way they work with youth               consideration the various ages and abilities
and I believe she plans to discuss some of          of our guests.
these ideas at the Convention in 2008 at
the Youth leader‟s seminar.

Can I reserve space in the next newsletter
for info about the Lake St George Camp
2008? Best regards, Brenda Heenan.

YOUTH CAMP AT CONVENTION 2008
Lake St. George, August 22-24, 2008

District 15 has organized a Youth Camp at
the Lake St George Field Centre for OHA
youth members between ages 7 and 17.
Campers will depart from the Convention             This is the Lake St George property with its
site on Friday morning August 22, 2008              most prominent feature the lake itself.
and return after breakfast Sunday morning
August 24, 2008.                                    How to register
The fee per camper is $150.                         Space is limited to 30 campers who will be
Application forms are available through             registered in the order that applications
your District Director and on the website           forms are received.
www.gardenontario.org/site.php/district15.
                                                    Mail the completed application form to:
                                                    OHA Camp Registration, 95 Sherin Court,
Lake St. George Field Centre
                                                    BOLTON, ONTARIO L7E 3T6; along with 2
The field centre is located on a 120 hectare
                                                    cheques payable to OHA District 15: $100
site on the ecologically significant Oak
                                                    deposit due with the application and $50
Ridges Oak Ridges Moraine in the north
                                                    balance post dated June 4, 2008. More
part of Richmond Hill, at the headwaters of
                                                    details are in the application package.
the East Branch of the Humber River.



                                                4
                                                   GOODBYE
                                                   Source: Western People, Oct 1998
                                                   By Jennifer Nelson, 14
                                                   Maidstone, Sask.

                                                   The word spoken at the end
                                                   to say goodbye to a dear friend.
                                                   A time when tears are shed,
                                                   and memories are left to be fled.
                                                   A time when loved ones have to part,
                                                   and when sadness really begins to start.
                                                   The word we‟ve all said so many times,
                                                   that saying it again only reminds.
Picture showing one of the camp activities.        The time when you really need a friend,
                                                   and someone is there, ready to bend.
OHA Adult Leader Participation                     The word we all dread,
Co-ed groups require supervision by both           even though we know it must be said
male and female adult leaders while in             because goodbye
residence at the centres. Leaders are              is when we know it‟s the end.
expected to accompany participants during
the programs to assist in the supervision
and organization of the programs. If you
are interested in being one of the OHA
camp leaders, please contact District 15
Director Brenda Heenan, 95 Sherin Court,
BOLTON, ONTARIO, L7E 3T6
Phone: 905-857-4741
E-mail: district15@gardenontario.org

All Societies Can Get Involved!
This camp is organized by District 15 and
financially supported by District 15 and the
Ontario Horticultural Association.

We very much welcome your support for
this amazing opportunity for OHA Youth
members! To get involved or to make a gift
to support the camp program, contact:
Director Brenda Heenan, 95 Sherin Court,
BOLTON, ONTARIO, L7E 3T6
Phone: 905-857-4741
E-mail: district15@gardenontario.org

BAKED CARAMEL CORN

Melt 250 mL/1 cup butter. Stir in 500 mL/2
cups brown sugar, 125 mL/1/2 cup corn
syrup and 5 mL/1 tsp salt. Bring to a boil
and boil for 5 minutes. DO NOT STIR.
Remove from heat and add 3 mL1/2 tsp
                                                   Pictured above is Alexandra, daughter of
baking soda and 5 mL/1 tsp vanilla.
                                                   Youth Leader Jeff Blackadder, Ottawa.
Preheat oven to 120°C / 250°F. Put in 6 L/
                                                   Alexandra laid the Remembrance Day
6 quarts of popped corn in a well greased
                                                   Wreath for the Ottawa Horticultural Society
roaster. Pour sauce over, stir well and bake
                                                   on Nov. 11, 2007. Picture sent in by Jeff.
for one hour stirring every 15 minutes. Let
cool and serve.
                                                   “YOUTH, OUR FUTURE – STARTING ON
                                                   OR IMPROVING A YOUTH PROGRAM”




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PERSPECTIVES ON YOUTH & LEADERS                     SUGGESTIVE SOCIETY QUESTIONS
RE: YOUTH LEADERS AND GROUPS/CLUBS.                 RE: OHA YOUTH LEADERS ACTIVITY FORM

From my perspective: all persons actively           01: Does your Society have a youth
involved with youth, regardless of whether              coordinator and/or youth leader?
meetings are held with the same                     02: Is your society involved with youth at
group/club on a regular “seasonal”                      present?
program basis, or if they are more                  03: How many leaders and assistants does
“sporadic”, they are ALL leaders in that                your society have?
they are all WORKING WITH YOUTH                     04: How many youth are actively engaged
wherever that can be effectively initiated              in horticultural related activities?
and therefore should be requested to                05: Does your Society provide the youth
provide an annual activity form.                        groups with monetary support.
                                                    06: Please give a brief description of the
The Youth Newsletter is sent to all persons             various activities, and, on what basis
whom are involved with youth regardless                 the groups, clubs, schools and/or
of seasonal basis. For that reason I try to             related are involved.
include a variety of topics to compliment
the broad range of leader involvement with          RECOMMENDATION TO PRESENTING
community clubs, groups, schools etc.               THE OHA YOUTH ACTIVITY REPORTS

From my perspective: all youth should be            All Societies are requested to provide an
permitted to enter youth competitions on            annual report at District meetings, but not
the local Society level and the Association.        necessarily Youth groups, therefore, if not
Leaders may consider a means of listing             already done so, I would recommend that
and paying dues of such youth.                      this would also be an excellent time to
                                                    report on Youth activities based on the
It appears that there is some confusion as          annual OHA Youth Activity Form outline.
to “formal” youth involvement. Consider
some of the basic objectives of each                Further, I would recommend that these
Horticultural Society and that of the               then be given to the District Director who
Association. It is to promote, educate and          could “peruse” them and then forward
support horticultural practices, procedures         them to the chair of the Association‟s
and beautification to the community by a            Youth Committee who could then forward
variety of means inclusive of youth.                them to the OHA secretary for filing.

QUESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION:                        The District Director might even consider
YOUTH GROUPS/CLUBS AND LEADERS.                     providing a brief overview of the Youth
                                                    activities reports to be forwarded to me,
- What is your Society‟s (OHA‟s) objective          Rad Dad, and be included in the Youth
  for promoting and supporting youth?               Newsletter for everyone‟s benefit.
- What defines/determines “active”
  seasonal youth involvement?                       Again, these are just my perspectives.
- What defines/determines “active” youth            The idea being that they are just some
  groups and/or, “formal” youth meetings?           “opening” thoughts/ideas for you all to
- Does your Society‟s (OHA‟s) board                 consider for perusing and/or discussion
  recognize the potential of the various            and feedback including at the Convention
  means of community youth involvement              Youth Meeting which, at the time of writing
  and support the initiatives of youth              this Colum, will consist of a seminar at the
  leaders therein, such as: girls/boys clubs,       Convention camp site, however, the
  schools, Sunday schools, and related              location and format may change.
  youth organizations?                                                       ─ Rad-Dad
- Does your Society‟s (OHA‟s) youth
  committee have documentation/initiatives          MOON – by Christopher Benitz, age 7
  to support the present active range of            Look at the moon
  involvement of youth leaders?                     Big, round, yellow
                                                    Shining and smiling.
                                                    And I love you.




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DRAGON FLY DECAL                                   5. Using a Popsicle stick, spread the glue
Source: allfreecrafts.com                          coloring in a thick layer, almost as thick as
                                                   the lead outlines, filling in the empty space
You will need the following craft                  of your design with different colors. If the
supplies:                                          area is tiny, use a toothpick to spread the
                                                   glue mixture.
-   White glue
-   Food coloring                                  6. Let the dragonfly (or your design choice)
-   Liquid lead paint or pewter fabric paint       dry overnight on the glass. When it is
-   Printed dragonfly pattern                      sufficiently dry, slowly peel the window
-   Glass from an old picture frame                decal off the glass. Now you can stick it
-   Plastic or disposable cups                     easily to a house window, car window,
-   Popsicle sticks                                mirror or almost anything made of glass.
                                                   When you want to change the look, just
Stained Glass Dragonfly                            take it off and make a new one. Enjoy!

                                                   This craft project is free to print for
                                                   personal use only, and may not be used for
                                                   any commercial purpose.

                                                   CONGLOMERATIONS
                                                   Taken from Annual Youth Activities Forms
                                                   By Chair “Rad – Dad” - Newsletter 1988

                                                   Workshops and Crafts in Variety.
                                                   Pressing Flowers        Paper Mache
                                                   Growing Herbs           Plant Propagation
                                                   Seeds and Cuttings      Starting Seedlings
                                                   Planting Bulbs          Indoor Gardens
                                                   Forcing Bulbs           Outdoor Patio
                                                   Planters                Many uses of Seeds
Craft Instructions:
                                                   Christmas Decorations House Plant Care
                                                   OHA Convention Competitions
1. Print out the dragonfly pattern at
                                                   Royal Winter Fair       Easter egg Painting
180dpi, or the resolution needed to print
                                                   Plant of the Month: researching a different
the pattern in the size that you want.
                                                   plant each time
(Note: you may want to enlarge the
                                                   Berry Box Jardinière
pattern to size as desired. Ed)
                                                   Canadian National Exhibition
                                                   Garden Tool Carrier from Plastic Containers
2. Put the printed pattern on a table, and
                                                   Collecting, pressing/drying plant materials
then place the picture glass from an old
                                                   Pumpkin Growing contest
frame on top. Trace the pattern outlines
                                                   Sunflower Growing Contest
with liquid lead or pewter fabric paint and
                                                   Growing Zucchinis for baking and selling
let dry.
                                                   Thanksgiving Tray with Flowers given to
                                                   hospital patients.
3. Put about a tablespoon of white glue in
                                                   Flower Basket Sale for Decoration Sunday
a disposable container and add a drop or
                                                   Making Grapevine Wreaths
two of food coloring, mixing well with a
                                                   Show and Tell Items and/or Objects
Popsicle stick. Don't overdo the food
coloring because you want the glue part of
                                                   Outings: Nature Trips - Touring
the mixture to dry clear, leaving behind a
                                                   Greenhouses, Nurseries, Forestry -
color similar to stained glass.
                                                   Plant Identification on Tours – Pot Luck
                                                   Supper – Inviting families – Cook-ins using
4. Make pots of other colors in the same
                                                   garden grown plant material – Camp outs
way, mixing the food coloring if necessary
to obtain different shades i.e. blue and red
for a mauve color, or red and yellow for           Try to make parents understand that there
orange.                                            is a lot more involved in Youth Groups than
                                                   just gardening: crafts, skills, designs, etc.




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POTTED DAFFODIL PICTURE                              With scissors, cut the two Popsicle sticks
Source: allfreecrafts.com                            on an angle to make leaves. You will need
By Twila Lenoir                                      about a third of each stick - don't use good
                                                     scissors for cutting these! If you prefer, cut
Here's a lovely craft project for kids to            two leaf shapes from green fun foam.
make for mom on Valentine's Day or
Mother's Day.                                        If desired, paint the clay pot in the color of
                                                     your choice. Paint the Popsicle stick leaves
                                                     and stem in green paint and let dry.

                                                     Glue the Popsicle stick or fun foam leaves
                                                     to the remaining Popsicle stick.

                                                     Glue the soda bottle top to the center of
                                                     the foam daffodil. Glue the Popsicle stick
                                                     stem, with leaves already attached, to the
                                                     back of the daffodil.

                                                     Glue a small piece of floral foam into the
                                                     pot then put on a little glue on the bottom
What You Need:                                       of the Popsicle stick flower stem and push
                                                     it into the floral foam.
Small clay pot
Household glue                                       Finish by gluing on a little Spanish moss or
Yellow fun foam                                      Easter grass. Enjoy!
3 popsicle sticks or one popsicle stick and
green fun foam to use as leaves                      This craft project is free to print for
Soda bottle cap                                      personal use only, and may not be used for
Small photo                                          any commercial purpose.
Orange and green paint
Floral foam                                          MORE CONGLOMERATIONS
Spanish moss or left over Easter grass               Taken from Annual Youth Activities Forms
Printed pattern for the daffodil                     By Chair “Rad – Dad” - Newsletter 1988

                                                     About Meetings:
                                                     Planned and make booklets in advance
                                                     about meetings – Invite Speakers – Door
                                                     Prizes – Provide Awards and Trophies:
                                                     these are often donated – Make baked
                                                     goods for sale table – Planting and caring
                                                     for town beds – Flower Arranging –
Ready:                                               Showing and Judging: also at Flower shows
                                                     and Fairs – Grow Gardens and flower beds
Clean your soda bottle cap and let dry.              – Questionnaire on ideas and points of
Paint the bottle cap orange inside and out           interest – Projects for the home – Work
and let it dry.                                      with handicapped – Demonstrations at
                                                     Schools – Effects of mulching on gardens –
Print and cut out the daffodil pattern. Trace        Have meetings at different locations:
around the daffodil pattern on yellow fun            schools, greenhouses, garden centers,
foam and carefully cut out the flower.               public library, etc. – Enter float in special
                                                     parade – The many uses of pumpkins for
Trace the bottom of the soda bottle cap              food – Keep binders for notes – Growing
onto the small photo that you have chosen,           terrariums – Carving Pumpkins –
then cut out on the inside of the trace line.        Coordinate meetings with other groups:
You may need to go just a little smaller             scouts, brownies, guides, nursery school
than this to get the picture to fit inside the       etc. – Seasonal topics of interest: industry,
cap - test it out and adjust as needed. Glue         lumber, conservation, forestry etc.
the photo to center of the soda bottle cap.          Hoping these are all of benefit. “Rad-Dad




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WELCOME TO TOADVILLE                               Riann and Melissa's Toadville
By Sherri Osborne                                  Source: familycrafts.about.com
Source: familycrafts.about.com

Attract toads to your garden in a
creative way!
Build it, and they will come... At least we
can hope so! Build a tiny toad village in
your garden and, if you are lucky, the
toads will move in and keep your garden
free of unwanted bugs and slugs.

You can attract toads to your garden,
create a wonderful garden decoration, and
have some creative family fun all at the
same time. Best of all, this can be
achieved for little or no cost.

You can easily create a toad haven using           "It all started with a three legged toad
items you may have laying around your              named Gimpy..... Gimpy was given to us
house! Other than the flowers I already            by a neighbor who found him in his yard.
had planted and the nice rocks I have been
fortunate enough to find, we made toad             Gimpy had no idea why he only has 3 legs
houses, a pool, some rustic small fences,          and wasn't sure if he would be okay. We
and a welcome sign.                                took him and put him by our water faucet
                                                   where he made himself at home.
Attract toads and frogs to your garden
by making this little pool                         My daughters, Riann (13) and Melissa (7),
One thing you can add to your toad village         decided to build him a village with little
that will help attract toads and frogs are a       frog houses and a pool for him to swim in.
miniature swimming pool or pond.                   Since then we have seen several toads
                                                   come to live in Gimpy's Toad Village."
For our swimming pool, we buried a plastic
plant saucer so the top was pretty much            JANE’S TOADVILLE
level with the ground. We added a large,
flat rock in the middle to give the toads          Jane added a few extra special touches!
somewhere to sit, and we also added the            Here is how she explained the creation of
colorful aquarium stones just for fun.             her village:
You can also make a pond by digging a
small hole and lining it with plastic.             Paint clay pots to look like different
                                                   buildings, spray with acrylic.
Use the suggestions provided and your              Use rocks to prop up pots so frogs can get
own imagination to create a mini-village           under.
for your friendly, neighborhood toads.             Glue marble on top of golf tee as a gazing
                                                   ball.
                                                   Take a child‟s truck tire off rim and hang
                                                   with jute off twig, like tire swing.
                                                   Take old time clothes pins and glue tooth
                                                   picks to it to create a fence.
                                                   Use small piece of board and paint your
                                                   welcome sign.
                                                   Take wooden ball and drill small hole in it
                                                   and put small fake flowers in for pot of
                                                   flowers.
                                                   Use pot lid as pool and add aquarium
                                                   rocks in bottom.




                                               9
ST PATRICK’S DAY GOODIES RECIPES                     Leprechaun Footprints
Source: familycrafts.about.com
By Penny Warner                                      1 cup whole wheat flour
                                                     1 cup white flour
Have some green fun with the kids this St.           1 tbsp baking powder
Patrick's Day by making these yummy                  1/2 tsp salt
treats. Invite your Leprechaun friends!              1 tbsp light brown sugar
                                                     1/4 cup margarine, melted
Leprechaun's Shake                                   1 beaten egg
                                                     1 1/4 cups skim milk
1 cup skim milk                                      1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
2 scoops vanilla nonfat frozen yogurt                vegetable oil spray
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
2-3 drops green food coloring                        Combine flours, baking powder, salt, and
                                                     sugar in a bowl.
Pour all ingredients into a blender and              Add margarine, egg, and milk and stir with
whirl until smooth and green.                        a fork until moistened.
Serve with a shamrock.                               Stir in pecans.
                                                     Drop batter in peanut shapes onto a hot
Rainbow Gold                                         griddle with sprayed with vegetable oil
                                                     spray.
1 quart vanilla nonfat frozen yogurt,                Carefully drop five small dots of batter at
divided among three bowls                            one end to make toes
Yellow, red, and blue food coloring                  (Use a turkey baster if desired).
4 parfait glasses                                    Cook until golden brown on both sides.
                                                     Serve with maple or berry syrup, fruit
One at a time, blend the three bowls of              puree, or jam.
frozen yogurt with one food coloring in a
blender just until yogurt is tinted and soft.
Place a layer of yellow yogurt in each
parfait glass. Then add a layer of blue, and
finally a layer of red.

Rainbow Ribbons

Assorted fruit in the colors of the rainbow:

Red - watermelon balls, strawberries, or
cherries
Orange - orange sections, cantaloupe balls,
mango, or papaya
Yellow - pineapple cubes or banana slices
Green - green grapes, honeydew melon                 FISHY STORY & Jokes
balls, or kiwi fruit slices
Blue - large whole blueberries                       There were three boys fishing on a bridge.
Purple - purple grapes or cubed plums                When asked by the game warden if they
                                                     had a fishing license, they replied that they
Skewers                                              did not. He asked them to pull their fishing
Clean and cut fruit and place in separate            poles up, and found that they were fishing
bowls if you want the kids to make their             with magnets. He laughed and told them
own Rainbow Ribbons. Place fruit on                  that they could keep fishing if they were
skewers in order listed to make a rainbow.           fishing with magnets on their line. He
                                                     walked away, still chuckling and shaking
                                                     his head.
JOKE
Sam: “Should you eat this cafeteria food
                                                     One of the boys laughed and said,
on an empty stomach?
                                                     “Man, he is not smart!
Pam: “No, you should use a plate.”
                                                     We‟re fishing for steelheads.”




                                                10
VALENTINE’S VASE AND BOQUET                          GLUE EARTH
Source: http://familycrafts.about.com                Source: http://familycrafts.about.com

Materials Needed:
- Toilet paper roll
- Tissue paper or construction paper
- Lightweight cardboard
- Glue
- Popsicle sticks and tongue depressors
- Ribbon or Yarn (optional)
- Glitter (optional)

Instructions:
Take the cardboard toilet paper roll and
cover it with white tissue paper or
construction paper. Trace the bottom of
the roll on to the lightweight cardboard and
cut out. Tape it to the bottom of the roll in        You need
order to complete your vase.
                                                     - Earth Pattern
                                                     - Clear Plastic Wrap or Acetate
Take red, white, and pink construction
                                                     - 2 Small Containers of All-Purpose White
paper and cut out a large heart (not too
                                                       Glue
large!) and a medium heart and a small
                                                     - Blue & Green Food Color
heart of different colors. Glue one on top of
                                                     Instructions:
the other onto a stick to make a heart
                                                     Add several drops of blue food color to one
flower.
                                                     container of glue, green to the other.
                                                     Shake until mixed. Smooth out a piece of
Decorate the outside of the vase with                plastic wrap over Earth Pattern. (Clear
glitter or ribbon if you like. Place your            acetate will be easier to handle). Tape it
flower in the base and you are done!                 into place. Use the colored glue to draw
                                                     and color in the Earth completed Crayon
SILLY QUESTIONS                                      Earth. Peel off plastic wrap and stick on
                                                     window. Rinsing the glue Earth with water
Q: What can you hold without touching it?            will restore cling.
A: A conversation.
                                                     MELTED CRAYON EARTH
Q: What happened to the frog‟s car when              Source: familycrafts.about.com
    his parking meter expired?
A: It got toad towed) (Towed)                        You need:

Q: What does an umpire say when                      -   Earth pattern – see above
    lightning hits the ground?                       -   Blue and Green Crayon Shavings
A: “Strike!”                                         -   Wax Paper
                                                     -   Adult with Warm Iron
Q: What do lions call two hunters in a
   jeep?                                             Instructions:
A: Meals on wheels.                                  Place a piece of wax paper over Earth
                                                     pattern. Sprinkle crayon shavings
JOKE                                                 (sparingly!) on wax paper following the
                                                     design on the download. Place another
Chris: “Dad, could you help me with math             piece of wax paper on top of shavings and
homework?”                                           a blank sheet of paper or a cloth over that.
Dad: “No Chris, it wouldn‟t be right.”               Gently press down with a warm iron.
Chris: “That‟s OK, as long as you give it a          Crayon will melt quickly. Cut wax paper
try.”                                                into a circle around the design. Tape or
                                                     hang in window.




                                                11
YOUTHFULL REFLECTIONS                              Such opportunities may exist with local
Source: Youth Newsletter May 1990.                 schools, Agriculture in the Classroom, girl
Presented by “Rad-Dad”                             guides, boy scout and/or cubs, Sunday
                                                   schools or related, camps in variety,
Note: I thought it might be of benefit to          libraries etc.
reflect on some of the potential ideals and
supporting outlines presented in1990.              Societies can provide presentations and/or
                                                   demonstrations in variety. These may
Involvement of the Ontario                         possibly result in establishing Horticultural
Horticultural Association with Youth               Youth groups. Generous personnel
can be extremely interesting, exiting              assistance and monies are encouraged
and beneficial.                                    from the adult Societies.

The main objective thereof is                      Societies can direct awareness to existing
threefold:                                         organizations within communities that may
                                                   be willing to provide information,
1. To develop in youth an                          assistance, and guidance for programs,
understanding of a broad range of                  this is very beneficial. Such may be
practical and valuable horticultural               OMAFRA, garden centers and nurseries,
related practices and benefits.                    conservation and wildlife authorities, etc.

2. To develop their creative skills and            Remember that all organizations, in order
abilities by providing a great variety of          to remain effective in their purpose and
interesting and challenging fine arts              goals, need to annually review, evaluate,
related projects.                                  critique and modify their programs.

3. To develop and instill in youth a               HEARTS DESIGN VALENTINE’S DAY
sincere appreciation of all humanity               PLACE CARD
and nature and the preservation of the             Source: familycrafts.about.com
environment.                                       By Sheri Osborne

The Association will provide an annual             Print the design onto a sheet of heavy
youth competition which will be held at the        paper and cut it out on the black lines.
annual OHA convention location.
                                                   Next, fold it on the dotted line, and
                                                   then write the guest's name in the
The competitions will entertain a broad
range of subjects relating to horticulture,        appropriate spot.
environment, and fine arts; realizing their
creative abilities.

Similar competitions, but on a smaller
scale, are to be held at the Canadian
National Exhibition and the Royal Winter
Fair held annually in Toronto.

Annual youth competitions of similar
nature are encouraged, and supported by
the OHA, to be held on the District level.
These are to involve Directors, assistant
Directors and youth leaders.

Encouragement is directed to Horticultural
Societies to become aware of and/or
actively support youth programs in areas
of horticulture and related projects within
their communities.




                                              12
                                                       Sparrows, cardinals, jays, robins, and
                                                       finches don‟t stick long beaks in mud to
                                                       look for food. They eat insects or seeds
                                                       found at close range. So their eyes aren‟t
                                                       placed quite as far back on their heads as
                                                       are a woodcock‟s. Yet their eyes are on the
                                                       sides of their heads. Their front vision
                                                       overlaps just a little bit. That helps them
                                                       judge distance to a bug or a seed. They
                                                       can still see quite far behind their targets
                                                       to remain alert to danger approaching.

Some of Bolton‟s remedial youth group                  Owls, eagles, and hawks don‟t have to be
busy working in their vegetable garden.                very alert to danger. They usually are the
                                                       danger. But as they swoop down on their
EYES LIKE A HAWK                                       prey, they must judge distance very
Source: The Banner Feb 1993                            carefully. They should be able to pick
By Joanne E. De Jonge                                  something up off the ground without crash
                                                       landing. Because of that, they‟ve been
Joanne E. De Jonge is a free-lance writer              given eyes in the front of their heads. They
and author of several books for children.              thus have what we call binocular (tw0-
She is also a Michigan State Forest Ranger.            eyed) vision, which lets them judge
                                                       distance accurately.
If you had eyes like a hawk‟s, you might
be able to see a mouse half a mile away.               Owls are well known for their night vision.
Bu who needs to see a mouse half a mile                But then, most creatures that roam by
away? You don‟t. A hawk that‟s looking for             night have good night vision. That‟s no
food while soaring high in the sky does,               surprise. The insides of their eyeballs have
though. That‟s why a hawk has been given               extra reflecting surfaces to collect any of
eyesight up to eight times sharper than                the little light that‟s available. That‟s why
yours.                                                 cats‟ eyes and raccoons‟ eyes will shine
                                                       back at you if you shine a light at them in
If you had eyes like a warbler‟s, you might            the dark.
be able to see minute insect eggs an inch
from your nose. But who needs to see such              If you shine a light on a tarsier, a small
tiny insects? You don‟t. A warbler looking             nocturnal animal from Asia, you‟ll find
for enough food does. That‟s why a warbler             absolutely huge eyes glowing back at you.
can see tiny insect eggs at such a close               Tarsiers have been given two ways to cope
distance.                                              with darkness: lots of reflecting surfaces,
                                                       and eyes that are bigger than the eyes of
Like a warbler, the roly-poly, flightless kiwi         almost any other creature in relationship
bird of New Zeeland eats things that are               their body size.
close by. But the kiwi can‟t see much at all.
That‟s because it digs in the mud for its              Some of the strangest eyes are found in
food, and it‟s impossible to see in mud                the anablep, a fish that swims on water
anyway. So the kiwi has a very sensitive               surfaces. It eats food from the water. But
beak and can smell, rather than see, its               because it swims near the surface, it is
food.                                                  often in danger from above, so each of its
                                                       eyes is really two eyes in one. The top of
The little woodcock also has a sensitive               each eye sees well above water, and the
beak and roots around in mud for its food.             bottom of each sees well below. It can
This can be dangerous. Imagine what                    scout for food and danger at the same
would happen if an enemy sneaked up                    time.
from behind, while the woodcock has its
beak in the mud. So this little bird been              Some of the strangest eyes are found on
given eyes placed far to the sides of its              the anablep, a fish that swims on water
head. As a result, it can see in a full circle.        surfaces.
So, while it searches for food, it can keep
an eye out for enemies behind it.



                                                  13
If you want to see eyes like that, you don‟t
have to catch an anablep. Find a whirligig
beetle. They live all over North America.
They also live on water surfaces, just like
anableps. So they have the same problem
as the anablep. And they‟ve been given the
same strange, two-in-one eyes.

You don‟t have to go to water to find eyes
just right for lifestyles. Check out a spider
nearby. Spiders that do not spin webs
depend especially on their eyesight to
chase down insects, their moving prey. So
they‟ve been given the full complement of
spider eyes ── eight. But if they live in
caves, they are usually blind. It‟s too dark
to see in a cave. So cave-dwelling spiders
have great sensitivity to vibrations and can
feel their prey moving nearby.

Jumping spiders generally don‟t live in
caves or on webs. They chase their prey by
jumping ─ forward, backward, and                     Some of Bolton‟s remedial youth group
sideways. Their eight eyes are placed in             busy working in their vegetable garden.
almost a full circle around their heads.             Sent in by Youth Leader Betty Heenan
They can always look before they leap.
Their two big, front eyes are the biggest            EARTHWORMS – STRANGE BUT TRUE
and the best. These eyes are slightly
movable, so the spider can get a good fix            - Worms aren‟t male or female; each worm
on just how far away its food is.                      is both.
                                                     - Worms attract each other by giving off
Eyes like that may be good for a spider,               pheromones, which are glandular
but what in the world would you do with                secretions that other worms can smell
eight eyes? You don‟t jump on prey, so you             and are attracted by it.
don‟t need the eyes of a spider. Neither do          - Earthworms have a strong sense of smell.
you need eyes like a hawk. Like every one            - Each day, one worm secretes the
of God‟s creatures, you have been given                equivalent of its own weight in castings.
just the eyes you need.                              - Pound for pound, one worm is one
                                                       thousand times stronger than one person.
(But the very best eyes of all are not the           - Night crawlers can live to be 12 years
eyes we can see. The Bible tells us, “The              old, but most worms live less than one
eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and              year.
his ears are attentive tot heir cry”
Ps. 34:15.) Joanne DeJong

TRIVIA          Answers on page 15

1. What famous North American landmark
is constantly moving backward?

2. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

3. Only two vegetables can live to produce           - Every earthworm has about one thousand
on their own for several growing seasons.              setae that help them to move.
All others must be replanted yearly. What            - Earthworms “hear” by sensing vibrations
are the two perennial vegetables?                      through the soil.
                                                     - A worm has three hundred kidneys and
                                                       five sets of double hearts, but no lungs; it
                                                       breathes through its skin.



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- The skin of the earthworm seems slimy.
  Their skin needs to be moist in order to
  breathe. Also, moist skin makes it easier
  for them to move through their burrows.
- Worms have sensory organs that make
  their skin very sensitive to touch.
- in one year, one acre of worms in a
  healthy pasture will plow up about 50
  tons of soil and contribute about five tons
  of rich castings.
- Earthworms can not bite people, because
  they do not have teeth.
- In winter, earthworms go down below the
  frost line in the ground and hibernate.
- There are many types of worms including            Some of Bolton‟s remedial youth group
  roundworms, ribbonworms, flatworms,                busy working in their vegetable garden.
  fanworms and segmented.                            Sent in by Youth Leader Betty Heenan
- Brandlings are the kind of worms most
  often used for composting.                         EARTH MONTH ENVIRONMENT WORD
- If you cut a worm in the middle                    FIND SCRAMBLE
  (anywhere from the fourth to the twenty-           Source: London free Press April 1998
  third segment) it will die. If the worm is
  cut in the other segments, it will grow a          April is Earth Month. While we should be
  new head or new tail.                              concerned about our planet every day,
- The giant Australian earthworm can grow            people all over the world take the time in
  to be over twelve feet long. It slithers           April to do special things to protect our
  underground and makes a sound like a               world. Try this environment word
  giant bathtub draining.                            scramble. Circle the letters for each word
- The longest earthworm ever measured                as you find them. The words may go
  was 6.7 metres (22 feet) long. It was              across, down, and up, sideways or
  found in South Africa.                             backwards. Some words may share a
- People used to believe earthworms fell             letter.
  from the sky when it rained.
- Worms are night animals. Because there             ENDANGERED RECYCLE               SOIL
  is a danger of drying out during the day,          WATER      REDUCE                REUSE
  they poke out of their burrows to eat at           HABITAT    POLLUTE               OZONE
  night.
- Worms have a top side and a bottom                 E   T   U   L    L   O   P   A    B   C      E
  side. If you put a worm on its top side it         D   E   F   G    H   Z   J   K    L   M      C
  will quickly turn onto its “belly side”.           N   O   P   L    I   O   S   Q    R   S      U
                                                     T   E   N   D    A   N   G   E    R   E      D
MAKE A NEWSPAPER EASTER BUNNY                        U   V   W   A    T   E   R   W    E   X      E
Source: The London Free Press April 1998             Y   Z   A   B    C   D   E   W    U   G      R
                                                     H   T   A   T    I   B   A   H    S   J      K
You‟ll need three sheets of newspaper,               L   M   R   E    C   Y   C   L    E   N
glue or a stapler, crayons or markers.
Trace a BIG circle on each of the three              TRIVIA ANSWERS from page 14
sheets of newspapers (ask a parent if you
can use a dinner plate). Cut out the circles.        1. Niagara Falls. The rim is worn down
Split one circle in half to make rabbit ears.        about 2.5 feet per year because of the
Color them. Draw and colour a rabbit face            millions of gallons of water per minute that
in the second circle. Paste the face to the          rush over it
third circle (If you like, you can crumple up        2. Strawberries.
newspaper scraps and stuff them between              3. Asparagus and rhubarb
the circles. You will have to staple the
edges of the face together). Paste or staple
the ears to the rabbit‟s head. Curl the ears         “YOUTH, OUR FUTURE – STARTING ON
by rolling them gently around a pencil.              OR IMPROVING A YOUTH PROGRAM”



                                                15
TOOTHPASTE EXPIRMENTS                               SO WHAT:
Source: The London Free press, April 1998           If you can change the way your taste buds
                                                    work, you can change the way foods taste.
Dear Jax. After you brush you teeth,
orange juice tastes yucky! Why?                     Your taste buds detect only 4 flavours,
       ─ Daniel Myers                               sweet, sour/acid, bitter and salty.

Dear Daniel.                                        Everything else you taste comes from the
A chemical in toothpaste makes our taste            odors in the foods, sensed by your nose.
buds go crazy. The stuff I‟m talking about
is in most all toothpaste, even the natural         EXPIRIMENT 2:
kind.
                                                    WHAT YOU NEED
Its sodium lauryl sulfate: ─ a detergent.           - Toothpick
Its job in toothpaste is to foam up. Foam‟s         - Toothpaste
only job is to fool us into feeling good.           - Glass of warm water
It‟s there to convince us that cleaning is          - 1 or 2 drops of cooking oil
going on.
                                                    WHAT TO DO
Foam is pretty much a cosmetic effect ─             Drop the oil into the water. You‟ll get a
not really important to cleaning your teeth.        small floating pool of oil. Stick just the tip
The real work of teeth cleaning is the brush        of the toothpick into the end of your
scrubbing the teeth with fine abrasive like         toothpaste tube. You want to coat the
chalk.                   Jax Place                  point. Do not pull out a glob of the stuff.
                                                    Hold the toothpick with the toothpaste end
                                                    up, over the pool of floating oil. Poke the
                                                    clean and dry tip of the toothpick into the
                                                    oil. Do it gently and repeat over 5 to 10
                                                    times. What happens?

                                                    SOWHAT:
                                                    The oil spread out very thin when the
                                                    toothpaste poked in the detergent
                                                    dissolved it. That can happen in your
                                                    mouth, too. Your taste buds are covered
                                                    with a thin skin that is made out of stuff
                                                    that‟s very close to being a fat.

                                                    The foaming stuff in toothpaste breaks that
                                                    skin and changes the way your taste buds
EXPIRIMENT # 1:                                     work. It shuts off the sweet taste and
TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR TASTER                          changes the sour/acid taste into the bitter
                                                    taste. Since O.J. is sweet and sour/acid,
WHAT YOU NEED:                                      you end up tasting bitter only ─ what you
- blue food colouring                               called yucky!
- your sweet self
- mirror                                            P.S.: the most common and incorrect
                                                    answer to your question is that the
WHAT TO DO:                                         saccharin in most toothpaste causes the
Put 1 drop of food colouring on your                bitterness. But it‟s really the detergent.
tongue. Close your mouth and roll your              Thankfully it goes away in an hour or so.
tongue around to spread out the colour.
Stick out your tongue and examine it in the          SAYINGS
mirror. You‟ll be able to see lots of little        Mountains never shake hands. Their roots
dots that are lighter than the rest of your         may touch; they keep together some way
tongue. Those little things hold your taste         up; but at length they part company, and
buds. When foods touch them, your taste             rise into insulated peaks. So it is with great
buds send signals to your brain.                    men. ─ A.W. and J.C. Hare




                                               16
RAINBOW IN A JAR
Source: crafts.caboose.com

Create a pretty and colorful effect by
crafting a salt painting in a jar.
This makes a fun and easy craft for kids to
do on a rainy day.

What you will need:                                 LET IT SNOW – SNOW COOKIES
- Newspaper                                         Source: The Toronto Star December „00
- Small jar with lid                                By – Siva Vijenthira
- Spoon
- Pencil                                            Where is the white stuff this December?
- Large tray or cookie sheet                        Why, right at your own home, of course!
- Plastic cup                                       Here‟s an easy project that can help make
- Egg carton                                        it feel like the wintry season is around.
  (optional, needs adult help)
For each colour of sand you will need:              SNOW COOKIES
- ½ cup of salt                                     Always get help from a grownup when
- Food colouring                                    you‟re using an oven.
- Ziploc bag
                                                    You’ll need:
How to make it:                                     - 2 bowls, several cookie sheets, wire
1. Pour half a cup of salt into a Ziploc bag        racks, a spoon and an electric mixer.
   and add several drops of food coloring
2. Close the bag tightly, making sure that          Ingredients:
   most of the air is out.                          - 625 mL / 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
3. Use your fingers (on the outside of the          - 15 mL / 1 tsp baking soda
   bag) to mix the color into the salt.             - 2 mL /1/2 tsp baking powder
4. Pour the salt in a thin layer on the             - 250 mL / 1 cup butter,
   newspaper and let it dry.                              at room temperature
5. Repeat this for each color, giving each          - 375 mL / 1 ½ cups white sugar
   color its own piece of newspaper. (You           - 2 large egg- 15 mL / 1 tsp vanilla extract
   can use half a page.) When all colors
   are dry, pick the papers up one at a             Preparation:
   time and pour the salt back into ziploc          In a medium bowl, stir together flour,
   bags or into separate compartments in            baking soda and baking powder.
   an egg carton.                                   In a larger bowl, use mixer to beat butter
6. Using your hands or the spoon, sprinkle          and 375 mL / 1 ½ cups sugar until smooth.
   each color, one at a time, into the jar,         Then beat in eggs and vanilla until smooth.
   forming color layers. (You can make              Beat a little flour, a little at a time, until
   them as thick or thin as you would like.         blended.
   Making the layers an uneven thickness
   can make your work look more                     Take small spoonfuls of dough and roll
   "natural.")                                      them into balls about 2 cm / ¾” across.
7. Repeat these steps until you reach the           Roll balls in leftover 60 mL / ¼ cup sugar.
   top of the jar. If you want really               Place balls on ungreased baking sheet
   interesting layers, you can use the              about 2.5 cm / 1” apart.
   pencil to "poke" the sand layers into the
   layer beneath as you go.                         Put one baking sheet on the top rack, one
8. Once you're done, get a grownup to               on the middle rack, switching halfway
   melt wax over the top layer of sand              through baking time. Bake 8 – 10 minutes
   before you put on the lid. (This is an           in total in a preheated 190°C / 375°F
   optional step, but it can make the               oven.
   project a lot more permanent because it
   prevents the "sand" from moving                  Remove from oven and let sit 2 minutes
   around as much in the jar.) If you don't         before placing cookies on wire racks to cool
   have a grownup and a candle handy,               completely. Batch makes 48 cookies.
   put on the lid and enjoy your "sunset."          Adapted from one of allrecipes.com



                                               17
WATERMELON PINATA GARDEN                             Blow up balloon and stand it up in the
ORNAMENT                                             small bowl or plastic tub. This will hold the
Source: crafts/caboose.com                           balloon steady while you work with it.
By Amenda Formaro
                                                     Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth
Whether you fill this piñata with candy and          and place balloon and bowl on top.
let kids beat the stuffing out of it, or just
hang it for a summer decoration, this
                                                     Once papier mâché paste is cooled,
project is fun, colorful and sure to get
                                                     remove skin layer and discard. Place bowl
compliments!
                                                     of paste next to balloon.
You will need:
- Baloon                                             Tear newspaper into strips. Don‟t cut into
- Bowl or plastic tub                                strips, as the rough edge from tearing
  (to hold baloon steady)                            actually helps keep the surface smooth.
- Newspaper
- Plastic tablecloth                                 Dip a strip of newspaper through the
- Large bowl                                         paste, coating it thoroughly. Squeeze off
- 1 L / 4 Cups water                                 excess by dragging it through your fingers.
- 250 mL / 1/2 cup flour
- 45 mL / 3 tbsp sugar                               Place strip of newspaper at an angle on the
- Saucepan                                           balloon. Repeat this step, overlapping
- Wire whisk                                         newspaper strips, until entire balloon is
- Yarn                                               covered (except for an opening at the top
- Crepe paper streamers: pink, white,                about two inches wide).
  light green, green
- Black acrylic paint
- Large paintbrush                                   Let this first layer dry overnight. Cover
- 4 glue sticks                                      your bowl of papier mâché paste with
- Scissors                                           plastic wrap to keep it from drying.
- Pen or marker
- Indivicually wrapped candies                       Before adding a second layer of newspaper
- small trinkets and toys                            strips, add your hanger. Measure out
- Tape                                               enough yarn or heavy string to wrap
- Liquitex Basics Gesso                              around the balloon twice. Find the center
                                                     of the yarn and tape it to the bottom of the
                                                     balloon. Bring both sides of the string up
                                                     and have them follow the sides of the
                                                     balloon, connecting at the top. Tie in a
                                                     knot and tape down.

                                                     Begin your second layer of newspaper,
                                                     covering the string as well. Allow this
                                                     second layer to dry.

                                                     Finish with a third layer of newspaper
                                                     strips, smoothing any rough edges as you
How to Make it:                                      go. Set aside to dry.


Prepare papier mâché paste by bring two              Cut crepe paper streamers into two inch
cups of water to a boil. In large bowl,              squares. Make a good sized pile, big
whisk together remaining two cups of                 enough to fit into a serving bowl or small
water and flour. When water comes to a               casserole. Set streamers aside in case you
boil, add the flour mixture and bring to a           need more.
boil again. Remove from heat and stir in
sugar. Mixture will thicken as it cools. Let         Cut white crepe paper streamer squares in
cool completely. A thin skin will form on            half as these need to be smaller than the
top.                                                 rest.



                                                18
When balloon is completely dry, paint it           Be sure to allow adequate drying time
with a layer of Liquitex Basics Gesso. This        between layers. If you pop the baloon
is so the newsprint won‟t show through the         before the layers are completely dry, the
crepe paper. Allow to dry. Always use the          mold you spent hours on creating will
bowl or plastic tub for stability.                 collapse.

Turn balloon over so that the bottom is up.        You can use a hair dryer on low setting to
Use glue stick and light green crepe paper         speed up drying, knocking as much as two
to cover the bottom portion of the balloon.        days of the process. However, decorating
                                                   should not begin until the priject has dried
                                                   overnight at least once.
Lay balloon on its side. Use a pen or black
marker to draw a football shape from top           JOKE
to bottom on one side of the balloon. This         Brother: Mom, Sis isn‟t sharing the
will be the pink section of the watermelon.        toboggan with me.
Draw an outline around the football shape.         Sister: He gets it exactly half the time I do,
This will be the white rind around the pink        I get it downhill and he gets it uphill.
watermelon interior. You will use this as a
guide when gluing on crepe paper.                  CAN YOU HELP THE SKIER GET DOWN
                                                   THE MOUNTAIN TO THE FINISH LINE?
Start with the white crepe paper. Glue the
white paper squares to the rind outline you
just drew. Begin at the bottom of the
balloon and work your way up, gluing
squares on one at a time, overlapping each
other to create a fringe effect.

Next, glue the pink squares into the
football shaped area you drew, again
starting at the bottom and working your
way up, overlapping the white a little bit.

Using the darker green paper squares, glue
stripes onto the balloon. Start about two-
and-a-half inches to the left of the white
section. Repeat this on the other side of
the white and continue around the balloon,
making a few evenly spaced green stripes.
Fill in remaining areas with light green
paper squares.
                                                   COOL SEASON CROPS
Pop the exposed part of the balloon at the
top and carefully remove the balloon               Temperature range:
fragments through the opening at the top.          10°C-25°C / 50°F-75°F
Fill about halfway with candy, toys and
trinkets.                                          Asparagus,      Artichoke,       Beat,
                                                   Broad Bean,     Broccoli,        Cabbage,
Use tape to cover the opening. Then cover          Brussel sprouts,                 Carrot,
the tape with light green paper squares.           Celeriac,       Celery,          Chard,
                                                   Chicory,        Chive,           Collard,
Dip the handle end of a large craft                Chinese Cabbage,                 Endive,
paintbrush into black paint and dot on the         Florence Fennel,                 Garlic,
“seeds” onto the pink paper. Let dry.              Kohlrabi,       Leek,            Lettuce,
Then hang!                                         Mustard,        Onion,           Parsley,
                                                   Pea,            Potato,          Radish,
TIPS                                               Rutabega,       Salsify,         Shallot,
Tissue paper can be used instead of crepe          Sorrel,         Spinach,         Turnip
paper stremers. However, It‟s more
expensive and more difficult to work with.



                                              19
GIRAFFE PLANT POT LABEL

Materials needed:
- rule- scissor
- newspapers
- shallow containers
- paitnbrushes
- wate- glue
- hand saw
- 2 cm / ¾ “ dowel
- brown chenille wire
- acrylic paint: orange, brown and green
- plaster of paris, 1 cup for each child
- large mixing bowl
- serving spoons
- plastic or silk greenery, cut into small
  pieces
- brown felt                                        Optional:
- hot-glue gun                                      Instead of painting cups one can use green
: following each per child                          coloured plastic cups.
- one spring-type clothes pin
- one 36 mL / 9 oz plastic cup                      Cut green construction paper or craft foam
- two medium sized wiggly eyes                      into a leaf shapes. Write a message on the
                                                    leaf, and insert it into the giraffe‟s mouth.
Preparation:
Saw the dowels into 23 cm / 9” lengths,             CARROT CASSEROLE
one for each child, angling one end of each         Source: Cochrane Times, October 2006
dowel as per sketch a. Cut chenille wire in
foruths to make one piece for each child.           Ingredients:
Cover work ara with newpapers. Pour paint           2 L / 8 cups sliced carrots
into shallow containers.                            2 medium onions sliced
                                                    75 gr / 5 tbsp margarine, divided
Instructions per child:                             1 can cream of celery or mushroom
- Paint the dowel and clothespin orange,             soup undiluted
  and let dry.                                      2 gr / ½ tsp salt
- Paint outside of the cup green, let dry.          1 gr / ¼ tsp peper
- Paint the dowel with brown spots to               250 mL / 1 cup shreded cheddar cheese
  resemble a giraffes neck.                         250 mL / 1 cup seasoned croutons
- With an adults help, mix plaster as per
  the directions printed on the package.            Instructions: Place carrots in saucepan
- Spoon wet plaster into the cup,                   and cover with water. Bring to a boil, lower
  fill it nearly to the top.                        heat and cook until crisp and tender,
- Stand the flat end of the dowel in the            aboput 25 minutes. Meanwhile, in a skillet,
  center of the plaster.                            sute onions in 45 gr / 3 tbsp margarine till
- Decorate top of wet plaster with reenery.         tender. Stir in soup, salt peper and grated
  Set it aside tod ry.                              cheese. Drain carrots; add to the onion
- Glue center of chenille wire to center of         mix. Pour in a greased 22 cm x 32 cm x 5
  clothespin behind the spring for giraffe‟s        cm / 9” x 13”x 2” in baking dish. Sprinkle
  horns, as per sketch b.                           with croputons. Melt remaing 30 gr / 2
- Cut two ears from felt, and glue them to          tbsp margarine and drizzle over crotons.
  the clothespin.                                   Bake uncovered in 160°C / 325°F oven for
- Glue on the wiggle eyes.                          20 minutes.
- With an adult‟s help, hot-glue the                Makes from 10 – 12 serrvings.
  clothespin to angled end of dowel.




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PIPE CLEANER FLOWER                                   4. Fold the pink pipe cleaner in half. Using
Source: mycraftbook.com/craftidea                     the wire cutters or scissors cut the pipe
                                                      cleaner in half at the fold.
Description                                           5. Fold one of the green pipe cleaners in
Are you looking for something to brighten             half. Using the wire cutters or scissors cut
up a rainy day as well as your home?                  the pipe cleaner in half at the fold.
These flowers are colorful and pretty for             6. Shape the yellow pipe cleaner half into a
you to look out on the days you can't get             circle. Cross the ends and twist them
outside to see the real thing. Make a                 around the pipe cleaner circle.
bouquet of them and place them in a vase              7. Shape both of the dark purple pipe
to decorate a table in your home.                     cleaner halves into a petal shape, twisting
                                                      the piece of pipe cleaner together about
TOOLS                                                 1 cm /¼" from the ends. Set them aside.
- wire cutters                                        8. Shape both of the light purple pipe
- Scissors                                            cleaner halves into a petal shape, twisting
- Ruler                                               the piece of pipe cleaner together about 7
1- Dark purple pipe cleaner                           cm / ¼" from the ends. Set them aside.
1- Light purple pipe cleaner                          9. Shape both of the pink pipe cleaner
1- Pink pipe cleaners                                 halves into a petal shape, twisting the
1- Yellow pipe cleaner                                piece of pipe cleaner together about 1 cm /
2 - Green pipe cleaners                               ¼" from the ends. Set them aside.
2 ea. 7 cm x 7 cm / 2 ½” x 2 ½”:                      10. Shape the green pipe cleaner half into
        - Purple tissue paper                         a leaf shape, twisting the piece of pipe
        - Polka dot tissue paper                      cleaner together about 1 cm / ¼" from the
        - Yellow tissue paper                         ends. Set it aside.
1 – Green tissue paper – size as above                11. Now it is time to attach the petals to
1 – Purple marker                                     the center, the yellow pipe cleaner circle.
1 – Yellow marker                                     Hold one of the purple petals to the yellow
1 – Green marker                                      circle and wrap the twisted ends back
White craft glue                                      through the center of the petal and around
                                                      the yellow pipe cleaner so the ends are
                                                      now behind the petal. Repeat for the rest
                                                      of the petals (purple, pink, light purple),
                                                      petal edges should touch but not overlap.
                                                      12. Measure and cut two 7 cm / 2½"
                                                      squares of purple tissue paper. Set aside.
                                                      13. Measure and cut two 7 cm / 2½"
                                                      squares of polka dot tissue paper.
                                                      Set aside.
                                                      14. Measure and cut two 7 cm / 2½"
                                                      squares of pink tissue paper. Set aside.
                                                      15. Measure and cut one 2½" square of
                                                      yellow tissue paper. Set aside.
                                                      16. Measure and cut one 7 cm / 2½"
                                                      square of green tissue paper. Set aside.
                                                      17. Use the extra half piece of green pipe
Step By Step Instructions                             cleaner to shape an additional petal as a
1. Fold the yellow pipe cleaner in half.              pattern.
Using the wire cutters or scissors (kitchen           18. Using the purple marker, trace as
scissors would be best) cut the pipe                  closely as possible around the petal shape
cleaner in half at the fold.                          onto each of the pieces of purple, polka dot
2. Fold the purple pipe cleaner in half.              and pink tissue paper. You should have 6
Using the wire cutters or scissors cut the            petal shapes. Cut out these tissue paper
pipe cleaner in half at the fold.                     petals.
3. Fold the light purple pipe cleaner in half.        19. Now it is time to add the tissue paper
Using the wire cutters or scissors cut the            petal shapes to the backs of the pipe
pipe cleaner in half at the fold.                     cleaner petals you have attached to the
                                                      yellow pipe cleaner circle that is the center
                                                      of the flower.



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(19. continued)                                       IS A TOMATO A FRUIT OR VEGETABLE?
The back of the flower is where the twisted
ends of the pipe cleaner petals ended up              All flowering plants bear fruit, dry fruit as
after having wrapped it around the yellow             well as fleshy fruit.
pipe cleaner circle. Squeeze a thin line of
glue around the back of one of the dark
purple pipe cleaner petals. Line up and
press into place one of the purple tissue
paper petals into the glue. Repeat for the
rest of the pipe cleaner petals, matching
purple pipe cleaner with purple tissue
paper, matching light purple pipe cleaner
with polka dot tissue paper and matching
pink pipe cleaner with pink tissue paper.
If any tissue paper is visible past the edges
of the pipe cleaner petal, trim it until it is
no longer visible.
20. Shape the piece of green pipe cleaner
you used as a pattern for the petals into a
circle to create a pattern for the center of
the flower. Trace as closely around the
pattern onto the piece of yellow tissue
paper. Cut out the tissue paper circle.
Squeeze a line of glue around the yellow
pipe cleaner (on the front of it this time to
hide where the ends of the petals are
wrapped around it) and press the yellow
circle of tissue paper into the glue.
21. Twist one end of the green pipe cleaner
around the yellow circle. I also made a
loop by inserting the other end of the
green pipe cleaner through the yellow
circle, then threading the end through the
loop and pulling it tight. This made the
stem and the circle securely attached
together so the flower will stand up
properly on the stem.
22. Shape the other half piece of green
pipe cleaner into a leaf shape and twist the
ends around the green pipe cleaner stem,
halfway between where the stem is
attached to the yellow circle and the
bottom of the stem.
23. Shape the piece of green pipe cleaner
you used as a pattern for the petals into a           Endocarp:
leaf shape like the one you attached to the           is the innermost layer of the pericarp of a
stem. Using the green marker, trace as                fruit
closely around the pattern onto the piece             Pericarp:
of green tissue paper. Cut out the tissue             is the fleshsy matrix, is that part of a fruit
paper leaf. Squeeze a line of glue on the             formed from the wall of a ripened ovary.
back of the pipe cleaner leaf and press the           Mesocarp:
green tissue paper leaf into place. Trim any          - is the intermediate or middle of a fruit.
tissue paper visible past the edges of the            - Peppers are hollow berries.
pipe cleaner leaf.                                    - Squash are a large berry with a very
                                                        tough skin or rind.
                                                      - Cucumbers are large berries with a hard
                                                        epicarp when ripe.
                                                      - Then there is the strawberry with seeds
                                                        on the ouitside of the fruit.



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SUNFLOWER PLANT POT
Source: mycraftbook.com/craftidea

Description
It‟s a great idea for children of any age.
They can decorate a simple plant pot with
cutouts of beautiful flowers cut from wall
paper samples or borders.

TOOLS:
- Scissors
- Sandpaper
- Paint brush
- Plastic plant pot
- Wall paper border roll                              6. Decide where you will be gluing on your
- Wall paper samples                                  small flowers and lightly sand the areas.
                                                      7. Now it is time to add the two small
Description                                           flowers. Apply podgy to the backs of the
It‟s a great activity for children of any age.        flowers one at a time and press onto the
They can decorate a simple plant pot with             sanded surfaces on either side of the plant
cutouts of beautiful flowers cut from                 pot between the large flowers. Smooth
wallpaper samples or borders                          with your hand or a damp cloth and wipe
                                                      off any excess podgy that is visible around
Instructions                                          the edges.
1. Thoroughly wash and dry the outer                  8. Cover the flowers with a thin coat of
surface of the plant pot.                             podgy to further protect and seal the
2. Cut out the flowers you have decided to            flowers. If you see any of the edges rising
use for your flower pot from wallpaper                up, spread a little podgy on the back using
border or samples. I cut out two big and              your paintbrush.
beautiful sunflowers from a piece of                  9. Let your decorated plant pot dry before
wallpaper border, one for each side of the            filling with dirt and your favourite plant.
plant pot. Then I cut out two smaller buds            Enjoy!
to go in between the large flowers.
3. Decide where you will glue on your large           NATURE ACTIVITIES
flowers and lightly sand the area. This is to
make sure the flowers adhere to the                   Look for some spectacular happenings in
surface.                                              nature which often (sigh) go unnoticed.
4. Dip your paintbrush in the podgy and               They are some of nature‟s untold “jewels”.
apply to the back of one of the large
flowers. Hold the flower in front of the area         Look for the blossoms on many so called
you sanded and when you are satisfied                 non-ornamental trees such as the maples,
with where it is, press the flower to the             catkins (tassels) on trembling aspen/birch,
surface. Smooth out the entire flower with            horse chestnuts, basswood/linden, ash,
your hand or a damp cloth. You can also               tamarack/larch, etc.
use the damp cloth to wipe up any podgy
that may have spilled out from under the              Next, look at the amazing variations of
edges of the flower.                                  each of the leaf shape and structure, even
                                                      within each of the species as well as the
5. Spread the back of the other large                 architectural tree structures themselves.
flower with podgy from your paintbrush
and apply the flower to the sanded area               This can be followed up with observing the
you prepared. Smooth out the flower with              great variations of the shapes of the
your hand or a damp cloth and clean up                fruits/seeds. The “paddle” shape of the
any excess podgy leaking out from under               ash, the bladder-like structure the nutlets
the edges of the flower.                              of the linden are attached, the winged
                                                      samaras of such as hoptree; and so the list
                                                      can go on, and on and on.
                                                      Optional: Make sketches or take pictures.




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BIRDHOUSE PLANT SPIKE
Source: mycraftbook.com/craftidea

Direction
The arrival of spring means planting
season is almost upon us. You can stick
this decorative plant spike into a pot to add
color in the garden. You can recycle
chopsticks. Adult supervision or assistance
is required for use of the glue gun.

TOOLS and MATERIALS:
- Yogurt container
- Sea sponge
- Paint brush
- Glue gun
- Wood birdhouse shape                               MATCH THE PRODUCT
- Artificial bird                                    WITH THE PLANT
- Chopstick
- Yellow acrylic paint                               CORN
- Leaf green acrylic paint                                                          BREAD
                                                     SOYBEAN
Instructions                                                                        COOKIES
1. Cover your work surface with                      WHEAT
newspaper.                                                                      CORNFLAKES
2. Squeeze a small amount of daffodil                APPLES
yellow paint into a yogurt cup. You can                                             JAM
always add more if necessary.                        BARLEY
3. Cover the top surface and the edges of                                        APPLESAUCE
the wood birdhouse shape with a generous             OATS
coat of yellow paint. Let dry.                                                      KETCHUP
4. When the first side is dry, turn the              STRAWBERRIES
birdhouse shape over and paint the other                                            BEER
side. Let this side dry. Wash the yellow             CUCUMBERS
paint out of the yogurt cup.                                                        PORRIDGE
5. When the second side is dry, flip the             POTATOES
birdhouse back over on your work surface.                                           TOFU
Squeeze a small amount of the green paint            TOMATOES
into the yogurt cup.                                                             COOKING OIL
6. Dip the sea sponge into the green paint,
blot it off slightly on the newspaper and                                          MARGARINE
lightly sponge a thin coat of paint onto the
yellow painted surface of the birdhouse.                                          FRUIT JUICES
Let the paint dry completely. Repeat for
the other side of the birdhouse.                                                 FRENCH FRIES
7. When both sides of the birdhouse have
been painted with the yellow base coat and                                          PICKLES
green sponge painted coat it is time to glue
the chopstick to what you decide will be             Answers:
the back of the birdhouse. Arrange it by             Corn: cornflakes, cooking oil, margarine
holding it in place on the back and when             Soybean: tofu
you are satisfied with the look, squeeze a           Wheat: bread, cookies
line of hot glue on the back of the                  Apples: applesauce, fruit juices
birdhouse and press the thicker end of the           Barley: beer
chopstick into the hot glue. Hold it in place        Oats: porridge
briefly until secure.                                Strawberries: Jam
8. Arrange and hot glue the small bird               Cucumbers: Pickles
resting in the opening of the birdhouse.             Potatoes: French fries
Hold it in place briefly until secure.               Tomatoes: Ketchup



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2008 YOUTH COMPETITION SCHEDULE – THEME: SHARING OUR DIVERSITY
Chair: Anna Peterson, Box 101, St. Marys, ON N4X 1A9 - district10@gardenontario.org

RULES &REGULATIONS – REFER TO THE SCHEDULE ON THE OHA WEB FOR COMPLETE DETAILS.
1. Each exhibitor must be a Youth Member of a society in good standing with the OHA.
2. In Sections A to C, all youth members may enter.
3. In Section D, classes 7 & 8, all youth may enter; class 9, one entry per Youth Club.
4. In Section E, classes 10 & 11, all youth may enter; class 12, one entry per Youth Club.
5. In Section F, one entry per Youth Club.
6. Each entry must have an entry tag securely attached showing EXHIBITOR‟S NAME, AGE and
    YOUTH SOCIETY. USE YOUR LOCAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY TAGS. If you do not have
    tags available, a supply will be in the youth area at the convention for your use.
7. Entries must be placed on Thursday, August 22 between 7 – 9 p.m. and Friday, August 23
    between 7 – 9 a.m. Judging starts at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning.
Note: NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED
8. All entries must be registered with the Youth Show Clerk at the convention.
9. Age groupings for Youth Competition Section A to D are as follows: 6 - 8 years, 9 – 11
    years, 12 - 14 years and 15 - 18 years.
10. No exhibit may be removed until Sunday, August 24 between 12:00 (noon) and 2:00 p.m.
11. Accessories are permitted unless otherwise stated. An accessory is an inorganic object
     used in a subordinate manner to enhance the design of plant material.
12. Dried Plant Material is material from which the moisture has been removed either naturally
      or by artificial means.
13. Treated Plant Material is plant material that has been glycerinated, dyed, painted, flocked,
      freeze-dried or otherwise treated to alter its natural colour or texture. Schedule governs.
14. Fresh plant material is not treated in any of the above ways (12 & 13).
15. Judging is according to Ontario Judging Standards for Horticulture and Floral Design.
16. NOTE: The decision of the judge(s) is final.
17. Prizes in Sections A - D:
1st prize $6.00 (5 points): 2nd prize $5.00 (4 points); 3rd prize $4.00 (3 points); 4th prize $3.00
(2 points); 5th prize $2.00 (1 point).
Judge’s Choice in Section D only - $5.00 plus rosette (no point award)
Prizes in Section E (Fine Arts): 1st - $10.00 + plaque; 2nd - $8.00; 3rd - $6.00
Prizes in Section F (Special Awards) as listed in each class entry.
Honourable Mention ribbons may be awarded in any of the classes.
18. Entries for pre-judging must be received no later than June 1, 2008
by Youth Chairperson Anna Peterson (Address above).
This applies to Section A - Class 1 and 2; Section E - Class 11; Section F – Classes 14 and 15.
19. LEADERS: Please make sure that you send a list (see attached sheet) of the possible
number of entries with the exhibitor's name, age, section, class number, society and your
youth leader‟s name and address to Youth Chairperson Anna Peterson by June 1, 2008.
20. AGE: Classes will be the same for all ages but will be grouped for judging into four groups.
All entry tags must have the child's age clearly marked on the top of the tag.
The four age groups are: 6 - 8 years; 9 - 11 years; 12 - 14 years; 15 - 18 years.
21.PRIZES: Section A, B, C, D - 1st - $6.00; 2nd - $5.00; 3rd - $4.00; 4th - $3.00; 5th - $2.00
SECTION A: CREATIVE WRITING
Entries must be received by Youth Chair Anna Peterson by June 1, 2008 for pre-judging.
To be composed in your own words, information not to be computer/internet generated.
Judging Criteria: Subject matter: 70%, Neatness and spelling: 30%
Class 1 and 2 – Ages 6 to 8 and 9 to 11 – entries are not to exceed 150 words.
Class 1 and 2 - Ages 12 to14 and 15 to 18 - should have a minimum of 150 words.
Class 1: “The Strawberry” – Describe how to plant and care for the young plants.
Indicate your favourite ways of using the Drawings, photos, and/or magazine pictures are
allowed. Display in a duo-tang folder. Many strawberries are produced in the Brampton area.
Class 2: “The Rose” – Describe how, where and when you would plant a rose. Tell how you
would care for your rose. Name as many types as you can and some common ways the queen
of flowers may be used. Brampton was famous for their Rose and Flower production in years
gone by. Drawings, photos, and/or magazine pictures are allowed. Display in a duo-tang
folder.



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SECTION B: ARTISTIC DESIGN
Class 3: “Bookmark” - decorated with pressed plant material and cover with Mac Tac or
similar material. Design to honour the Flower City. Print “Flower City” on the bookmark.
Class 4: “My Pet Bug” – paint or decorate a small rock to look like a friendly bug.
To be used as a paperweight. Not over 10cm (4”) in any direction.
SECTION C: ARTISTIC CREATIVITY
Class 5: “Seed Picture” – depicting Ontario Butterflies, winged jewels of the garden.
Place it on a 22 x 28 cm (8-1/2”x11”) sheet. Seeds may be dyed. Sheet should be glued to
Bristol board or similar material for additional strength. May be framed, but not covered with
glass or plastic over seeds. Brampton is home of the Humber Nurseries Butterfly Conservatory
Class 6: “What Am I?” Create a cone creature that resembles a small animal you may have
living in your garden, or in a park nearby. Maximum size is 25.5 cm (10”) in any direction.
SECTION D: PLANT MATERIALS (accessories permitted)
Class 7: “Market Day” – create a small design in an appropriate container using a variety of
fresh flowers and foliage. Overall design is not to exceed 25.5 cm (10”) in any direction.
Class 8: “A Day in the Country” – create a design using dried wayside flowers and foliage in
a container borrowed from the kitchen. The entire design may not exceed 30 cm (12”).
Class 9: “Let’s Take a Walk” - One entry per club and may be a combined effort. Create a
miniature landscape design depicting one of the many walking trails in Brampton. All plant
material, buildings, gardens, fences, animals, etc. are to be in proportion to landscape size.
Size is 23 cm x33 cm (9”x13”), baking pan size. This specialty indoor garden is to reproduce
an outdoor area on a miniature scale. Paths, pools, figurines, etc. are used for decoration and
mossy turf and fine leaved plants are used to landscaping. It may be put outside in summer.
SECTION E: FINE ARTS
Class 10: Harry Wyma Fine Arts Award - Open to all youth club members
1st prize - $10.00 + plaque; 2nd prize - $8.00; 3rd prize - $6.00
“Canada’s Flower City” Entry may be a drawing, sculpture or any other form of artistic
expression using any media; paint, crayon, pencil crayon, dried plant material, paper, cloth,
magazine picture, etc. Not to exceed 30 cm (12”) in any direction.
Brampton is known as “Canada‟s Flower City”.
Prize money and plaque awarded by Harry Wyma, Ridgetown.
Southwestern District 11 Director, OHA President 1990
Class 11: Don Matthews’ Award for Drawing & Printing
Open to all youth club members.
1st prize - $10.00 + plaque; 2nd prize - $8.00; 3rd prize - $6.00
Print the following poem, adding descriptive drawings to illustrate the poem.
The White Trillium by Milena Matcska
Trillium graceful, Trillium white,        Stately she rises,
Star of the woodland, Lady of light       Slender-stemmed, tall,
Lo, how she proudly                       Gracious response to Spring‟s early call,
Stands in the glade,                      Lifting three leaf-arms
Tri-sceptred sovereign,                   High from the sod,
Queen of shade.                           Gazing with pure face lip at her god.
- The poem and illustration are to be on 22cm x 28 cm (8 ½” x 11”) white paper in black ink
or other suitable medium to produce both black lettering and a black line drawing.
Entries to be received by June 1, 2008 to Youth Chair Anna Peterson, address above.
Prize money and plaque awarded by Don Matthews, Harriston.
District 7 Director, OHA President, 1998.
Class 12: Maisie Bray Award - Only one entry per club.
1st prize - $10.00; 2nd prize - $ 8.00; 3rd prize - $ 6.00
“Carnegie Libraries” - On a poster tell a story, with printed or written commentary and
descriptive illustrations of Carnegie Libraries. Name a town or city where one can be found
other than in Brampton. You may name as many as you can find. One hundred and eleven
(111) free libraries were donated across Ontario, along with thousands more around the
world, financed by Andrew Carnegie, American steel magnate. Explain how Mr. Carnegies‟ gifts
have helped children and gardeners alike. List some of the items found in libraries today that
were not available 50 years ago. The poster size is to be 56 cm x 72 cm (22”x28”).
Judging Criteria: Subject matter 70%, Neatness and spelling 30%
Maisie Bray came from Lion‟s Head. District 8 Director 1978 - 1983



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SECTION F: SPECIAL AWARDS AND COMPETITIONS BY YOUTH CLUB LEADERS
Class 13: Ruby Bryan Award - Only one entry per club.
1st prize - $10.00 + plaque; 2nd prize - $ 8.00; 3rd prize - $ 6.00
In a scrapbook provide a descriptive account of the youth club activities for 2007. This should
include a pictorial and illustrative description and narrative about specific subjects, meetings
and projects. There is no limitation to size. Project may be done by the youth leader.
Project will be judged on content only. Bring to the convention for entry.
Ruby Bryan came from Englehart. District 12 Director, OHA President 1972
Class 14: Frances Lemke Award – Award: $25.00 - only one entry per club.
Entries to be received by June 1, 2008 to Youth Chair Anna Peterson, address above.
A cash award will be given annually to the youth garden club that, in the estimation of the
youth committee, has been the most active and innovative. It will be based on the 2007 Youth
Club Program and Activity Report. Note: See an suggested format page in the OHA web site.
Frances Lemke came from Pembroke. District 2 Director, OHA President 1967
Class 15: Nothers Awards and Identification Ltd. - Only one entry per club.
1st prize - $12.00 + plaque: 2nd prize - $10.00: 3rd prize - $ 8.00
It is based on a public project undertaken by a Youth Club. Provide information on such
a project that includes various pictures with illustrative descriptions and narrative. The
contents are to describe the project before, during and after completion. Projects may be
those of patio planters on public locations, tree plantings, or any related public planting.
Entries to be received by June 1, 2008 to Youth Chair Anna Peterson, address above.
Class 16: Ruby Lobban High Points Award
1st prize $15.00; 2nd prize $10.00; 3rd prize $ 5.00
Award is based on the highest points received from entries presented at the convention.
Ruby Lobban came from Owen Sound. District 8 Executive, 1974 - 1983

SPECIAL Canadian National Exhibition Entry Info
This is a special competition for OHA Youth members to enter at the CNE. Entries can be made
ahead of time and then mailed to the CNE for arrival before August 1st of the current year.
Theme: “Trees of Ontario”. Do a drawing which is to include the tree shape, the leaf shape
and printed name of the Native Ontario Tree of your choice. Drawing is to be composed on a
firm, Bristol board type material. Size: standard letter paper 22cm x 28cm (8-1/2x11”).
Drawing may be in any media; pen, pencil crayon, crayon, etc. must be able to be mailed.
Entries are to be received by August 1, 2008 at Horticultural Competitions (Youth),
C.N.E., Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C3. Provide a return envelope with your
return address for mailing. Note: C.N.E. will provide return postage.
Entries must have youth name and society return mailing address on back for their
return. Class entry, “O.H.A. Youth Entry”, is to be included on the back of each entry.
Prizes are 1st - $5.00; 2nd - $4.00; 3rd - $3.00; H.M. - $2.00

AN EASTER WORD FIND
Source: The Ridgetown Independent

The words may go across, down, and up, sideways or
backwards.
                                                                     BUNNY
A   B   U   N   N   Y   C   E   L   T   O   G    W                   EASTER
C   T   O   C   P   T   B   V   U   M   L   C    P                   EGGS
H   I   B   X   Z   M   A   Y   T   L   E   X    K                   HUNT
O   B   P   A   L   M   S   U   N   D   A   Y    C                   CHOCOLATE
C   B   C   D   O   G   K   B   S   G   S   Q    I                   BASKETS
O   A   S   H   G   L   E   N   E   F   T   H    H                   LILIES
L   R   U   E   J   M   T   K   I   O   E   P    C                   CHICKS
A   N   Q   U   W   X   S   V   L   H   R   Z    X                   PALM SUNDAY
                                                                     HAM
T   R   G   O   O   D   F   R   I   D   A   Y    B
                                                                     RABBIT
E   X   Z   Y   M   B   T   L   W   X   Y   M    C
                                                                     GOOD FRIDAY




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