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Plant Share

Semi-Annual Plant Share


 Plantshare 2016

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - Intake between 9 - 9:45am, sharing begins at 10am

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

What is it all about?

The Society hosts two plant shares a year in the fall and spring. The objective of this event is for Society members to share excess plant material with other members and provide information about plants, their cultures and habits. Plant advisors are on hand to answer questions and help them find the right plant for the right location in your garden. Gardeners bring in their excess plants to share and plants can be purchased for $3.00 each.

In order to better serve our members, this will once again be a members' only event. Please make sure your membership is up to date prior to the event and be sure to bring your membership card with you.  

How the Plant Shares Work

  • Dig up a selection of your extra plants (about 5 inch pot size). Plants that are too big are difficult to handle and those that are too small often do not transfer well. 
  • Bag or pot your contributions and bring them in between 9:00 - 9:45 am for identification, labeling and tallying.
  • Please remember, plants must be in good condition, plants that are not in good condition will not be accepted.
  • Using a lottery system, numbers are called and the plant sharing begins at 10:00am and runs until the plants run out. 
  • Plant advisors will be on hand to answer questions.  
  • Plants can be purchased for $3 each.
The success of the Plant Share depends on plants and participation. If you've never participated before, plan on attending! Bring a fellow gardening friend along to join in the event.

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To carefully label all your plants (common name, mature height, colour) PRIOR to arriving, this helps speed up the check-in process. Plant advisors will assist in the identification process.

Also, please review Alberta's Invasive Plant Council's website for information regarding invasive species.  Any plants brought that appear on this list will be turned away.  

Click here to download / view the complete list (with photos) of  prohibited/noxious weeds in Alberta.

Garlic Drop Off (Fall-Only)

Garlic growers who have participated in the Garlic Venture between 2013-2016 and who would like to join the Co-operative this year are able to drop off their 3 cured garlic bulbs in the teaching garden located behind the office between 9:00AM - 11:00AM.

Previous participants will need to purchase a share in the Co-op for $10.00 in order to continue to participate and become a member. Each share includes 2 garlic bulbs of a new variety plus metal plant markers.

The Co-operative is in its' infancy and there will be opportunities throughout the year for Co-op members to connect and learn more about garlic.

Please ensure your garlic is in a paper bag LABELLED with your name, contact information, and name of the variety of garlic.

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