Outdoor Living Extravaganza


Outdoor Living Extravaganza
Outdoor Living Extravaganza
A Retreat and Seminar with Proven Winners
Rick Schoellhorn– Proven Winners Director of New Products
Only the Best for Your Garden
Proven Winners is dedicated to bringing only the best plants to the gardens of North
America. Working closely with plantsmen and breeders from around the world, new
and innovative potential Proven Winners’ plants are vigorously trialed for years before
introduction. The process of product development will be discussed in depth as well
as unveiling the new introductions for your 2012 garden.
Donna Balzer – Co-Author of No Guff Gardening
No Guff Vegetable Gardening
Back in the seventies when I was a new graduate of the University of Alberta’s Agriculture
program my mother proudly offered my services as a speaker to her farmwomen’s conference in
Barrhead, Alberta. The topic? Growing vegetables. Yikes – what was I thinking telling farmers
who raised food for a living how to grow food for their families? On a balcony or in the ground,
it’s not only farmer’s who grow vegetables today. New to gardening? Start with a guff-free
approach and discover what’s practical, what’s needed, and where to start. Already gardening?
You’ll find out if that over-the-fence advice really makes sense. Whether you
are a newbie or an urban farmer, this talk is for you.
Stacey Hirvela –
Spring Meadow Nursery Social Media/Cause Marketing Specialist
The Elegant Shrub
Let’s face it: The word “shrub” doesn’t exactly conjure up the most exciting or prettiest
image. Yet shrubs are floral powerhouses, bringing structure, colour, fragrance, and
beauty to the garden year-round. Learn how the not-so-humble shrub can contribute
to your garden’s shining moment.
Paul Zammit – Director of Horticulture, Toronto Botanic Garden
Dramatic Container Gardens
Stimulate all of your senses by selecting choice plants for texture, form, fragrance
and colour. Join Paul as he shares his passion for eye-catching plants and attractive
containers and reveals how to bring these together to create memorable
combinations and provide seasons of appeal.
Robbins Health Learning Centre – 10910-104-104 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2
May 12, 2012
8:30-9 am
9 -9:15 am
9:15 -10:30 am
Rick Schoellhorn –
Proven Winners
10:30-11:00 am
11 am -12:00 noon
Donna Balzer –
No Guff Vegetable
12:00 noon -1:15 pm
1:15 -2:15 pm
Stacey Hirvela –
Spring Meadow Nursery
2:15 -2:35 pm
2:30 -3:30 pm
Paul Zammit –
Toronto Botanic Garden
3:30 -4:00 pm
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