MONDAY, MAY 04, 2015

Speaker: May 2015

May 25

Noxious Weeds

Speaker: Daniel Laubhann, Weed Control Officer for the City of Edmonton.


Daniel will focus on plants that were ornamentals until a couple of years ago, and will explain why they are now on the noxious weeds list.  Where possible, he will offer alternatives that have a similar impact in the landscape.

April Volunteer of the Month - Lori Holowaychuk

Lori has been an astounding addition to our great program.  More than a year ago, Lori wanted to increase her commitment to the EHS, but it was the keen eye of our President, Pat McKendrick, who guided her to lead the Workshops and Small Talks portfolio.  Lori has jumped on the bandwagon and it was full steam ahead.  Her bubbling personality and leadership skills have been a valuable asset to our organization.

Lori is also an avid vegetable gardener.  Her sweet peas are already on the go and she actually managed to salvage a potted chocolate mint plant from ...

Workshop: Garden Competition Judges 2015

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Garden Competition Judge? Do you want to know what the judges are looking for to improve your own garden's chances in the Garden Competition? Here is your chance to find out!

When: Saturday, June 6, 2015, 9:30 – 3:30 (light lunch provided)

Instructor: Lorna McIlroy, International Judge of Gardens, has taught this course as part of the Alberta Horticultural Association for Communities in Bloom.

Topics covered: “WOW” factor, scoring techniques, garden standards and practices, competition rules, tips, critiques and SO MUCH MORE!

Where: EHS office, 10746 – 178 Street, ...

Workshop: Challenges of Scaling Up a Vegetable Garden

Presented by Shirley Ross from the Green & Gold Community Garden
When: Saturday, May 30 1 – 3pm
Where: Green & Gold Community Garden *

Shirley Ross will provide a tour of the garden and discuss:
• Goals and achievements of the Green & Gold Community Garden
• Design issues – e.g. crop rotation, annuals vs perennials
• Planting issues – e.g. timing, transplant vs direct seed, succession planting
• Managing water, weed control and pests
The Green & Gold Community Garden began in 2009 with the intention to engage the University with neighbouring communities, grow food, and ...

Garden Maintenance Workshop Series

Spring, Summer and Fall Garden Maintenance with Kevin Napora*

Part I: Garden Maintenance: Welcome Spring!

Sunday, April 12, 2015  2-4:30 pm, at the EHS Office, 10746 – 178 St, Edmonton
We are inundated with images of serene and happy gardeners laughing and enjoying a sip of lemonade in their pristine gardens. Yet so often the reality for us is foot-high Canada thistle and bouquets of dandelions. This first of a three-part workshop series will take us week by week through the important tasks in getting the garden up and running. This Spring session will cover early pruning, lawn ...

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