February 25, 2019 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre
11113 113 St
Edmonton, AB T5G 2V1
Free to members, non members $10.00

7:00 PM – EHS Annual General Meeting


  1. Call to Order – ensure quorum
  2. Adoption of the Agenda for February 25th, 2019 meeting
  3. Adoption of the Minutes of the February 26, 2018 AGM
  4. Review of the 2018 Annual Report – pre-circulated
  5. Review of the 2018 Financial Reports
  6. Engagement Review for 2019 Financial Reports
  7. 2019 EHS Slate of Officers
  8. Recognition of Outgoing EHS Board & Committee Chairs
  9. Next Annual General Meeting – February 24th 2020
  10. Adjournment

7:30 PM – Speaker: Sara Williams – Gardens around the World-Iceland

Iceland is a land of fire and ice, horses and hidden people, with spectacular scenery but very few trees. But it is also home to a dedicated group of gardeners, foresters, and a unique form of permaculture that is even applied to fairly recent lava flows. Its greenhouses are operated by thermal heat and its electrical power is 96% renewable. It has no army and one of the highest literacy rates in the world. And then there are the bananas…

Retired as the horticultural specialist of the University of Saskatchewan, Sara Williams is author of many gardening books: Creating the Prairie Xeriscape with Hugh Skinner, Best Trees and Shrubs for the Prairies, Best Groundcovers and Vines for the Prairies, Gardening, Naturally: A Chemical-free handbook for the Prairies, and, with Bob Bors, Growing Fruit in Northern Gardens. Sara holds a B.A from the University of Michigan in English and History as well as a B.Sc.(with great distinction) and M.Sc. from the University of Saskatchewan in Horticulture and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015. She developed her first garden in the 1960s in the school courtyard in Tanzania in East Africa where she was a volunteer teacher. She now gardens on 5 acres of sand near Saskatoon.