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What's New?

Annual General Meeting

Join us: Thursday, September 24 -7:00 to 9:30 at Christ Church 3602 - 8 Street SW

The meeting will include a society and finances update, election of board members, vote on bylaw revisions, volunteer recognition and a speaker. A copy of the revised bylaws are available for viewing in the society office and a link to an online version is available upon request from the office at or (403) 287-3469 X 0. To assist obtain and record a quorum, please bring your up to date membership card to the event.

 Special Guest Speaker

Ken Frye,  Ph.D. Coordinator of Horticulture in the

School of Animal Science and Horticulture, Olds College will provide details on:

Native Pollinators, their status and the potential impact of Urban Bee-Keeping.

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Kenneth Fry, Ph.D. Coordinator of Horticulture in the School of Animal Science and Horticulture, Olds College

Dr. Fry will update you on the status of native and introduced bees with regard to disease, habitat loss, and what you can do to encourage and conserve pollinators in your garden. The potential impact of urban bee-keeping will also be addressed. As an added bonus an update will be provided on the Lily Beetle Management Project underway at Olds College.

 Looking for Inspiration and knowledge? 

 Judy Lowas-Open Grdn 2012

We provide classes and workshops to inspire your experience and knowledge of gardens and plants, from pruning and propagation to digging in the ground.  Whether you enjoy the creative hands-on or short skill building sessions, we hope you find something to suit you.  Our aim is to provide gardening sessions to suit everyone, whether you are just starting out with a garden or you are an experienced gardener looking to broaden your skills.  Our workshops continue on in the summer. Check them out.






Look what is coming up

We are combining two great events into one

This year we are combining Fall Plant Share and the Garlic Exchange.

Plant Shares enable gardeners to meet, share, add interest and variety to their gardens by trading or purchasing plants for less. The Society hosts two plant shares a year in the fall and spring.

The Garlic Exchange shares 50 heritage types of cultivars of garlic that are fresh, Calgary-grown and super-delicious! Over the last few years, the community gardens program has been working with the Fort Calgary, the Shared garden at the Inglewood and McClure community gardens, growing heritage garlic to share and exchange.

This year we are combining Fall Plant Share and the Garlic Exchange, inviting the public and having a party and a fundraiser. What is a party without food? This year socialize over special food options prepared by the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology SAIT Culinary Arts chefs and share gardening knowledge with other enthusiastic gardeners!


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When:   Saturday Sept. 12 - 9:30 - 1:00

Where: the field west of the Calgary Horticultural Society office located at 208 - 50 Ave. SW Calgary

For more information:

The Plant Share is usually a free member event. Non-members are invited but asked for donation of $10 to participate. Consider joining the Society and participate for free. Members bring your up-to-date membership card, as there will be special benefits available for members.


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Money raised from this event will be used to support community education.


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