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Events

Monthly meetings are usually the second Thursday of the month, except July, August, and December. Meeting Social (beverages & snacks available, a chance to meet and talk with fellow gardeners) at 6:30 p.m., meetings begin at 7:30 p.m.

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

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Date

Speaker

Topic

Venue

2016

Last Chance
Plant Sale

Thursday, Sept. 15
6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
before the meeting.

 

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, and please consider donating a plant to the raffle.

Willi Roth’s plants will be available for sale. They will all be $5.00, so bring plenty of cash.

Lakeview Community Association Hall

Special Date

Thursday, Sept. 15

Mike Kintgen
(Colorado)

Patagonia

Please note: as Mike is an international speaker, non-members will be charged $10 to attend this special event.

Patagonia's steppe flora seems to adapt very well to both Denver and Alberta, and offers a bewildering array of choices for Rock gardeners. He'll cover the 4 trips he has made to Patagonia since 2011, looking at both the landscapes and plants found there. His spring trip was during a volcanic eruption, so he did not see masses of flowers, but there will be something for everyone.

Mike Kintgen is a Senior Horticulturist at the Denver Botanic Gardens where he oversees the Alpine Collection and nine gardens including the Rock Alpine Garden, and South African Plaza.

Lakeview Community Association Hall

Saturday, Sept. 17
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Workshop

Alpine Mound Construction

Join Cathy Kurio for a hands-on alpine mound construction workshop. You will participate in building a mound suitable for the planting of alpine plants. Come prepared to work outside; bring work gloves, lunch, camera, and a notebook.

$20 for CRAGS members

$25 for non-members

To register, call Patricia Domin at 403-255-7896 and leave a message.

TBA

Thursday, Oct. 13

Bill Leach

Uncommon & Rare Wildflowers
Of The Canadian Rockies

Bill will show us some of the more interesting species found in his recent mountain trips.

Over the past 50 years, Bill Leach has spent much time in the mountains, hiking, climbing and skiing. A strong interest in natural history has led to a particular interest in the flowers. Frequent trips into the alpine allow him to view the many species found near and above treeline. Bill is a member of the Alberta Native Plant Council and a frequent contributor to the Alberta Conservation Information Management System (ACIMS).

Lakeview Community Association Hall

Thursday, Nov. 10

Becky Simrose

CRAGS Annual General Meeting
&
Travels In Nepal

Long-time CRAGS member Becky Simrose trekked in Nepal in May of 2015. During her trip, the country was hit by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake. Becky is an accomplished photographer and gardener, with family connections to Nepal. This time, she has few botanical photos to show, but will share with us her impressions of the beautiful country of Nepal and the terrible impact of the earthquake.

Lakeview Community Association Hall

Lakeview Community Association Hall
6110 - 34 Street SW

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