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12345 Harvest time

What's New?

Garlic & Plant Share
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.

Garlic Exchange
The Garlic Exchange shares 50 heritage types of cultivars of garlic that are fresh, Calgary-grown  and super-delicious!

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 bundle.

If you have not grown garlic before and would like to try you can
a) participate either by signing up for the garlic exchange program or

b) by providing a suggested donation of $5 for e heads of garlic or $10 for 6 heads of garlic or

c) both!

We will have information about the different varieties, growing tips and some recipe suggestions. The Garlic Exchange table will open at 9:30 am.

Plant Share

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 answer questions.

Tools and Books - Donate your gently used garden tools and books, which will be added to our sale to raise some funds for the Society.

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 enthusiastic gardeners!

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

To volunteer send a message to or leave a message at (403) 287-3469 ext 222 and we will contact you.

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