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Programs at the Society.
We’re moving on up… to online program delivery!
The Society is mindful of our upcoming events and programs and how the current social-distancing situation affects them. Decisions for regular and scheduled events will be made on a case-by-case basis closer to each event date. We are responding by offering online access to many of our programs until further notice. We will be utilizing the following online tools: Zoom Cloud Meetings, Facebook Live and scheduled or recorded video presentations as needed. Priority will be given to adapting the following programs to a new online format: Master Gardener Program, Design Your Yard and Garden Fundamentals workshops.
See the What’s Happening calendar for April’s programs
- April 9 —Member Talk, Zoom Cloud Meeting: Trees, Trellises and the Art of Making Beautiful Walls
- April 14—Tea with Kath on Facebook Live
- April 16—Design Your Yard Cranston, Zoom Cloud Meeting
- April 18 & 19—Garden Fundamentals, Zoom Cloud Meeting
- April 19—Design Your Yard: Sundays, Zoom Cloud Meeting
- April 25—A special day of online gardening programming
Thank you for your understanding and flexibility. We are doing our best to navigate this ever-evolving situation. We appreciate your ongoing patience and support through these uncertain times. We will be monitoring our email and phone messages if you need to reach us and will send out message updates when we have further information.
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.
Design Your Yard…Online!
See the What’s Happening calendar for the online workshop schedule. Registration is open! Start creating your plan by participating in one of these interactive workshops.
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!
This workshop is sponsored by the City of Calgary.
Coffee News Contest.
The Society has been advertising in the Coffee News as a way to raise awareness about the Calgary Horticultural Society and the programs we offer. We would like to know if readers are seeing our ad, so we are having a contest. To learn more visit the contest page using the link below.
Enter the Garden Superheroes contest here.
Tea with Kath video!
We offered a Facebook live session of Tea with Kath on March 26. The session was recorded. Looking for some spring garden inspiration—then watch this video of Tea with Kath!
Great Gifts for Gardeners.
The Growing Journal.
Once the Society’s office reopens, stop by (208 50 Avenue SW) 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—that special day will be here before you know it! Purchase this gardening resource and support the Society.
It’s a gift that gives year-round.
Purchase online, come to the office or call 403.287.3469—join us in Gardening for Life! and spread the benefits of membership.
Please note that due to the current challenges facing our members and community, the Board has decided to postpone our membership fee increase.
We no longer offer a family membership, but on April 1, our “Bring a Friend” benefit becomes effective. Members may bring a guest to a Society event for the member price. For example, members may bring a guest to a Member Talk for free.
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