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Monthly meetings are usually the second Thursday of the month, except July, August, 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 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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Thursday, Feb. 11


Members’ Photo Night

We would love to see our fellow members’ photos from the last two years. If you’ve had some great hiking or travelling, please show us the wildflowers and scenery. If you have a favourite successful garden plant (or ten), please bring photos. Pictures of gardens – yours or others’ – will be welcome too, whether established or under construction.

Please let Linda know what you are bringing ( or 403-239-9434) and either bring your photos on a memory stick or email them to her.

Lakeview Community Association Hall

Thursday, Mar. 10

Rob Staniland

Soils, Drainage, & Fertilizer
For The Rock Garden

Ever wonder what “well-drained” really means? How to build a sand bed? Rock gardeners are preoccupied (obsessed?) with providing proper drainage and soil for alpine plants. Rob and other experienced gardeners will discuss types of soils; soils in the garden vs pots; purpose and methods of soil amendment; and the different scales of “drainage”. Sand, gravel, and our native clay will be discussed. Bring your questions!

Lakeview Community Association Hall

Thursday, April 14

Ian Wilson
Jacinthe Lavoie

Wildflowers Of Waterton Park

Enjoy a prelude to summer with a multimedia presentation featuring a mix of wildflowers, scenery, wild creatures, and trails of Waterton National Park. Waterton has a wider variety of flowers than are found in any other mountain park.

Presented by Ian Wilson and Jacinthe Lavoie, authors of Wildflowers of Waterton Park, this colourful show also highlights the eco-regions and best trails for wildflowers in Waterton Park, with five themes set to music.

After the presentation, Ian and Jacinthe welcome questions about wildflowers and photography, and will have autographed books available.

Lakeview Community Association Hall

Thursday, May 12

Todd Boland
(St. Johns Newfoundland)

Asian Plants for Calgary Gardens

Todd Boland has spoken several times at CRAGS meetings. He is a widely travelled research horticulturalist, and author, enthusiastic about all sorts of plants. More about his topic in the next newsletter!

Lakeview Community Association Hall

Lakeview Community Association Hall
6110 - 34 Street SW



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