Speaker: June 2015

June 29

Brian Minter

Brian will highlight a variety of garden subjects from his perspective as a noted Canadian gardener.

A recipient of the ‘Order of Canada’ and an ‘Honorary Doctorate of Technology’, Brian Minter, B.A., is a horticulturist, entrepreneur and co-owner with his wife, Faye, of Minter Country Garden, an innovative destination garden centre and greenhouse growing operation in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.  Brian is well known from his magazine articles, syndicated newspaper columns and TV and radio programs. Brian is in demand internationally as a speaker by industry and by gardening and tourism groups.  Recently, ...

May Volunteer of the Month - Bert Yeudall

Bert Yeudall is a man of strength and wonder! Only a couple of years ago, Bert had a major health challenge, but true to the “power of life” and with the support of his wife, Bernie, and friends, he overcame. Now Bert is a force to be reckoned with.

You may recognize Bert at every member’s meeting, introducing the speaker for the evening. He has been a integral part of the Speakers Committee for the last 2 years. Well done, Bert! We have enjoyed the selection of speakers you and the committee have procured.

Bert and Bernie have been ...

Front Yards in Bloom – 2015 Judge Training Sessions  

Do you love looking at great gardens in your community? Have a spare couple hours in the first couple of weeks of July after July 4th? Perhaps you could do this at the same time as you are walking around your neighbourhood with a friend or your dog? Want to learn more about how to become a judge for Front Yards in Bloom? Don’t have a clue about what to look for in a great garden?

Attend one of the following judge training sessions for Front Yards in Bloom. Prior horticultural experience or knowledge NOT required. Just have a love for ...

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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