Calgary Rock & Alpine Garden Society
Calgary Alberta Canada

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Monthly meetings are usually the second Thursday of the month, except July and December. Meeting social (beverages & snacks available) at 6:30 p.m., meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome, free parking.

*NEW* 7 p.m. Question & Answer Bring your questions and we will try to answer them during an informal Q & A to be held before each meeting.

Meetings are held at the Lakeview Community Association Hall, 6110 - 34th Street SW. Prospective members are invited to attend a meeting for a three dollar (cash only) fee. When an international speaker is presenting, there will be a five dollar (cash only) non-member speaker fee charged. Become a member and avoid the non-member speaker fee! Payment for workshops is by cash or cheque.

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Thursday Sept. 11
6:30 - 7:15 p.m.


Last Chance Plant Sale

Do you have plants to sell, trade or give away? Are you looking for something to fill one more spot in the garden? The Last Chance Plant Sale will be held prior to the September meeting. Weather permitting, we will set up outdoors. If you’ll be selling plants, remember to bring your own float. Please consider donating a plant to the raffle.

Lakeview Community Association Hall

Thursday Sept. 11
7:30 p.m.

Andy MacKinnon
(British Columbia)

Adaptations To Life Above Treeline

Environmental conditions in alpine areas can be challenging for plants. The climate is cold and often windy, and winter snowpacks can be deep and long-lasting. And yet, a distinctive and sometimes spectacular group of plants have found ways to deal with these challenging conditions, and thrive at high elevations. Andy’s talk will be about these plants and their adaptations to alpine life.

Andy MacKinnon is a research ecologist with the BC Forest Service, Coast Region. He is also an adjunct professor in Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University. Andy is co-author of six field guides to plants of Western North America.

Lakeview Community Association Hall

Thursday Oct. 9

Cathy Kurio
(Current CRAGS President)

CRAGS 20th Anniversary Celebration

Come and help us celebrate the 20th Anniversary of CRAGS.

7:00-7:30 Appetizers and Social Time

7:30-8:00 Short presentation/ discussion of CRAGS activities from 1994-2014

8:00-8:30 Sharing of anecdotes and memories

8:30-9:00 Cake, goodies and punch, etc.

Lakeview Community Association Hall

Sunday, Oct. 26
1 - 4 p.m.



Seed Starting Workshop

Cost: $40.00 members (All materials supplied, including seeds)

Limit: 8 participants

Are you interested in planting seeds, but need some help getting started? Then this hands-on workshop is for you! All materials will be provided and you will go home with a tray of 18 large pots filled with soil, seeded and labeled, ready to be placed outside for several months. No mess, no materials to buy, and the possibility of getting 18 different species for about $2.00 per species!

We will be using species which require cold/wet stratification for 8-12 weeks. When you bring your tray inside in February, many of the seeds will germinate quickly and those that do not can be placed outside to germinate later on in the spring/summer.

Kurio Residence

Thursday Nov. 13

Carol Huggler (Calgary)

2014 Annual General Meeting
Something About Succulents

From a bit of botany to creative crafts with succulent plants. Tips and trivia too, including a glimpse of how the magnificent Succulent Tower at the Calgary Zoo was built.

Carol Huggler is an artist, photographer and gardener with a bit of an obsession with succulent plants. Carol has been a CRAGS member for 10 years, the newsletter editor for 6 years.

Lakeview Community Association Hall

Lakeview Community Association Hall
6110 - 34 Street SW



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