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 ...

March Volunteer of the Month: Helen Routh

Helen, Helen, sweet, sweet Helen,

How does your garden grow?

With silver bells, and cockle shells,

And pretty maids all in a row.
A few liberties were taken with the nursery rhyme; however, the Volunteer of the Month, Helen Routh, is not only a woman who is extremely efficient and conscientious in her business role, but she is also a woman with a definite playful side.

I first witnessed her good nature when she underwent surgery to her foot last year.  I felt so badly for her pain, but the good natured ...

Speaker: April 2015

April 27

Butterfly Gardens

with John Acorn, the Nature Nut, internationally known speaker, writer, and broadcaster on nature-related subjects.

John will speak on appropriate plants for attracting butterflies to your garden. This will be an excellent presentation for all ages.


Wild Birds Unlimited will have a table in the atrium with a focus on attracting hummingbirds.



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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