Garlic & Plant
Sat. Sept. 12
9:30 - 12 noon
in the field next to the Calgary Horticultural Societ office
208 - 50 Ave. SW
The Calgary Horticultural Society is combining the Fall Plant
Share with the Garlic Exchange and turning these events into
a fundraiser and party.
Over the last few years, The Calgary Horticultural Society has
been working with the Fort Calgary Community Garden and the shared
garden at the Inglewood Community Garden, together growing heritage
garlic to share and exchange.
The Garlic Exchange shares 50 heritage types of cultivars of
garlic that are fresh, Calgary-grown and
How it Works: Gardeners are given 2 heads of a heritage garlic and
asked to plant them in the fall, care for the maturing crop over
the growing season, harvest, cure for three weeks, shake the earth
off and then return 3 heads of that garlic variety at the next
September plant share.
On Sept. 12 garlic exchange participants from last year are
invited to bring in 3 of their garlic bulbs and pick up a new
If you have not grown garlic before and would like to try you
a) participate either by signing up for the garlic exchange
b) by providing a suggested donation of $5 for e heads of garlic
or $10 for 6 heads of garlic or
We will have information about the different varieties, growing
tips and some recipe suggestions. The Garlic Exchange table will
open at 9:30 am.
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 9:30 - 10.00 am for
identification, labeling and tallying. Using a lottery system,
numbers are called and the plant sharing begins between 10:30
-11:00 am and runs until 12 noon.
You can still join in the fun even if you don't have plants to
share by purchasing plants for $3. Plant advisors are on hand to
Tools and Books - Donate your gently used garden tools and books,
which will be added to our sale to raise some funds for the
Food and Fun
In addition to the sharing, buying and selling, you can visit with
on-site vendors, socialize over special food options prepared by
SAIT Culinary Arts chefs and share gardening knowledge with other
The Plant Share is usually a free member event. This year
non-members are also invited but will be asked for a suggested
donation of $10.
Bring your up-to-date membership card, as there will be special
benefits available for members.
***Request for Loan for day of the event: ***open canopies***
needed in case of rain.
Request for Loan: ***large bushel baskets***. Contact
Mary-Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org
To volunteer send a message to email@example.com or leave a
message at (403) 287-3469 ext 222 and we will contact you.
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