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Calgary Horticultural Society on the CBC.

Michelle Edworthy and Chef Darcy chat about growing food at the ATCO Park garden. The Society and the Blue Flame Kitchen are teaming up for a garden to table learning experience.

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Part of the CBC News at 6, May 28. The story starts at 27:40 minutes.


Listen to the Joanna Tschudy on Alberta at Noon

Joanna, the Society’s Community Gardens Coordinator joined Judy Aldus to for a gardening calling show on the CBC’s Alberta at Noon.

If you have gardening questions, listen to the program—perhaps your question was answered.

Listen to the Alberta at Noon calling program.

You and also read the questions and answers online here: CBC Alberta at Noon, Thursday, June 3.


The Society Needs Your Help Finding a New Home.

The Society has been at its current location since August 1, 1994, thanks to support from the City of Calgary. However, the City has sold the property and the Society needs to find a new home by July. The new building committee has looked at several options but has been unable to find something that is suitable and affordable.

Ideally, the location would have a reception area, office space, a studio room, programming space, free parking, and a garden area. The site would be centrally located in Calgary. If we cannot find this ideal location, the Society could temporarily work from a space with a couple of offices, a studio room (to be able to offer our online classes and Member Talks), with parking, while continuing the search for better accommodations. 

If you are aware of a great new home for the Society, please contact Natasha Guillot, the Society’s Executive Director, at executivedirector@calhort.org.


Society on Global News Morning Calgary

Joanna Tschudy, the Society’s Community Gardens Coordinator, joined Leslie Horton for an interview about gardening this May long weekend. If you missed the live interview, watch the video.


Natasha Guillot on Radio-Canada

Radio-Canada
“Veuillez joindres Natasha Guillot, directrice générale de la Société d’horticulture de Calgary, chaque mardi matin à 8h45 sur “Le café show” de Radio Canada. Natasha offre des trucs et astuces simples pour jardiner en Alberta.”

The Society’s Executive Director, Natasha Guillot, is appearing at 8:45 am on Tuesday mornings on the “Le cafe show” (a French language program), on Radio-Canada, to provide tips and trick for gardening in Alberta. 

Hear one of Natasha’s interview’s (en français)

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Trucs et astuces pour les apprenti-jardiniers urbains

Natasha will be providing a regular gardening column on Tuesday mornings.



June 3: Medicinal and Edible Herbs for Calgary Gardens

Join us to learn about some of the medicinal and edible herbs that can be grown in Calgary gardens. Herbalist and garden designer Melanie Isles will take you on a visual journey of her garden, describing the plants and some of their uses. She will also briefly introduce some of the ways she preserves them at the end of the season.

See the Member Talk page of the Members Only section of the website for details.



Design Your Yard…Online!

It’s back! It’s online! Two instructors and your garden dreams. Visit the What’s Happening calendar for workshop dates and times.

Design the yard of your dreams. This is a great do it yourself project. Learn about the micro-climates, drainage and sunlight characteristics in your yard and create a plan that you can implement—in stages or one big project, with or without help! It will be beautiful, functional for you by you.

The workshop is delivered using Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows participants to easily see course materials presented and speak and interact with the instructor and classmates from the comfort of their homes—almost like being in the same room!

The Design Your Yard Workshop that starts on May 30 is the last session of the spring season. The workshop will return in the fall.

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This workshop is sponsored by the City of Calgary.


Watch our Design Your Yard Ad


Programs at the Society.

Did you know …
Summer time is garden time! The Society changes its programming for the summer. Returning in June (online) from a garden, is Conversations in the Garden and Garden Coaching. We will also be continuing the What’s Happening at Your Local Garden Centre YouTube videos and video tours of Calgary gardens. Watch this e-news for schedule announcements or visit the What’s Happening calendar on calhort.org.

Please continue in your efforts to keep well, visit the Alberta Health Services site to get and stay informed and take precautions if you become symptomatic, stay home and call 8-1-1.

Looking for a gift that gives year-round? Give the gift of Society membership.

Purchase online, come to the office or call 403.287.3469—join us in Gardening for Life! and spread the benefits of membership.

Record your plan for the new growing season in the Society’s The Growing Journal.


The Growing is Journal is almost sold out. Call the office at 403.287.3469 to purchase ($20) your copy of The Growing Journal. The Society’s journal is a terrific tool to help keep track of your planning and the activity in the garden. The pages are not dated, so you can journal at your own pace, without the stress of finishing an annual diary. It’s a great gift for a gardener on any occasion! Purchase this gardening resource and support the Society. Note: We cannot mail the journal, but you may call the office at 403.287.3469 and arrange for contactless pick up.


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