Upcoming Member Talk: The Garden Diary with Kath Smyth
Tuesday, January 17: Social 6:30pm, Talk starts at 7pm
Free for members, $10 for non-members (cash only) no
The more one gardens, the more one learns; And the more one
learns, the more one realizes how little one knows.
Vita Sackville-West (1892 - 1962)
Gardening is an ongoing process marked by victories and
challenges, experiments and surprises. Seasons come and go quickly;
before you know it, the year has whizzed by in a blur, with
daffodils and dahlias, spirea and kale all mingling in your memory.
A gardening journal helps you keep track of what you planted, when
and where you planted it, and whether or not it worked. Many people
who take this stuff seriously could not live without their garden
journal. What follows are just some of the many, many things
keeping a garden journal can help.
Looking for a Gift for that gardener in your life
how about a membership to the Society? You will connect them
with a great community. Members also enjoy discounts, share plants,
know how and have fun. Add one of our special waterbottles, a
workshop gift certificate or two garden show tickets and you are
good to go. Contact Office@calhort.org or (403) 287-3469 to find
Why we exist:
Carol came to Calgary, as many people do, because of work. Once
settled, she started looking for things to do and ways to connect
with other people.
One day, Carol spotted a community garden from the bus on her
way home. That fleeting glimpse of a well-tended veggie patch
flooded her with longing and fond memories of her Grandma's garden
back home. As a child, she often visited and "helped out" by
sampling fresh peas in the pod, sweet raspberries and countless
other home-grown treats.
Although she was living in a small condo with no yard of her
own, Carol felt inspired and determined to try her own hand at
gardening, satisfying that nostalgic urge to taste truly
fresh-picked produce again. She searched for community gardens in
Calgary online and found the Calgary Horticultural Society's
website, which informed her that there was indeed a community
garden not too far from her condo. She also found that the Society
offered a wealth of tips and information on growing vegetables,
flowers and trees in Calgary's unique climate. Read More...