Mix it up! – Mix up the Garden
March 11 to March 15
Ages 7 – 12
Join us at your local Ottawa Public Library branch for some March Break fun! Get hands-on with garden soil, mix up a homemade pest repellent, and plant your own seed to grow at home!
For more information and to register, visit the “Programs and Events” page on the Ottawa Public Library website and search “Billings Estate National Historic Site”. Registration opens on Wednesday, February 13 at 10 am.
Note: This program will be delivered in English with bilingual staff (English/French) available to assist.
Monday, March 11
- Sunnyside branch (2:00 pm)
Tuesday, March 12
- Manotick branch (10:30 am)
Wednesday, March 13
Thursday, March 14
- Greenboro branch (10:30 am)
Friday, March 15
- Stittsville branch (2:00 pm)
Artisanal Sourdough Workshop
Saturday, March 16 from 12:45 pm to 5 pm
Ages: 16 and up
Cost: $70 + tax (registration is required)
Learn the art, and science, of sourdough bread making with Elle Crevits (Elle est Verte). Connect with the history of bread making and prepare your very own loaf of sourdough bread to bake. You will leave with the skills and knowledge required to carry on this delicious tradition at home.
This hands-on workshop will cover sourdough starter; kneading; autolyze; proofing; shaping; scoring, and; baking. There will be ample time for questions with our visiting expert and, of course, some sampling of fresh baked bread.
Enjoy the ambiance of Ottawa’s oldest wood-framed house and an introduction to the history of the Billings family and surrounding community.
*Please note that registration for this program is now full.
Please use the barcode to register using Service Ottawa’s online registration system. If you do not already have a family account, please create one before registering.
Note: All bread making ingredients and supplies are included in the cost of registration. Please bring a mixing bowl or bread pan and clean cotton towel to carry your bread dough home.
School Programs and Educational Activities are offered for students from kindergarten to Grade 8 from Wednesday to Friday during the months of May, June, September and October.