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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.

*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, parking is free. 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.

Date

Speaker

Topic

Venue

2015

Thursday January 8

Chris Espinel
(British Columbia)

CRAGS Potluck
&
Talus Lodge Ecology

Chris’ presentation will be based on photographs he has taken around Talus Lodge. In addition to the beauty of this location in all seasons, Chris will cover the range of ecosystems, including the immense floral, plant and animal varieties. He will also cover some of the abundant fossils found in the area. Referencing the geological location of Talus Lodge on the BC side of the Continental Divide, he will discuss the variety of layers and orientation within view of the lodge.

Chris was born in Ecuador, where he grew up hiking and climbing in the Andes. His early working career in Canada was with the airline industry before becoming a Forest Technician and later a Registered Professional Forester and an ACMG certified Hiking Guide. Looking for new opportunities, he established Talus Lodge in the East Kootenay region.

Lakeview Community Association Hall

Special Date

Thursday Feb. 26
 

Peter Korn
(Sweden)

Steppe And Meadow
In Nature And Garden

Please note: as Peter is an International speaker, non-members will be charged $5 to attend this special event.

Steppe plants are adapted to hotter, dryer locations and extend our season of interest after the alpines are finished blooming. We are pleased to be able to welcome Peter back to Calgary. He was last here in November of 2010 when he talked about “Building for Growing”.

Peter lives with his wife, Mirjam, near Gothenburg, Sweden. He runs a nursery where he sells surplus plants from his extensive garden.

Lakeview Community Association Hall

Thursday Mar. 12

Pam Eveleigh
(Calgary)

Modern Plant Hunting

How state of the art technology can be combined with information about historic quests to find plants.

Pam will lead us through her personal experience of pursuing renowned people, places and plants to rediscover species not seen in over a century. Her research has resulted in modifications to the Genus Primula.

Pam is a founding member of the Calgary Rock and Alpine Garden Society (CRAGS). She is internationally known for her web site www.primulaworld.com, the heart of which is an image gallery containing thousands of images of Primulas. She is an avid hiker and photographer and recently travelled to China on a grant given by the Scottish Rock Garden Club to search for Primulas.

Lakeview Community Association Hall

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Lakeview Community Association Hall
6110 - 34 Street SW

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