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Thanks to

Dr. Ken Fry,  Ph.D. Coordinator of Horticulture

from the School of Animal Science and Horticulture, Olds College, for his talk on:

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


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 He covered 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 and a brief update on the Lily Beetle Management Project underway at Olds College was also covered. See his notes below:

 Speaking Notes


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. 


Thank You

to our sponsors and volunteers and participants

This year we combined the Fall Plant Share and the Garlic Exchange and boy was it a party. We also socialized over special grlic inspired treats prepared by the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology SAIT Culinary Arts students and chefs.

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.

Thanks to our sponsors: TD Friends ds of the Environment, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology SAIT Culinary School, Fort Calgary, Inglewood Community Gardens, Sysco Foods, Community Natural Foods and Bistro Rouge.


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


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