Garden Speaker Series Starts April 20

We are excited to announce a gardening themed speaker series in partnership with the Silver Springs Garden.  The series will feature a different topic each month and will be hosted at either the Parkdale Community Centre or the Silver Springs Community Centre (see table below for more information).  The speakers are all very knowledgeable and passionate about their respective topics. The first speakers are Parkdale’s own, Dani and Leigh Smythe from CROP (located on Parkdale Crescent adjacent to Lazy Loaf & Kettle and Prime Tune shop).

Please consider joining us for one or many information packed evenings. Tickets are $15 (incl. GST) and available online or at the door.

Additional information and speaker biographies are available on the PCA website. If you have any questions, please contact Moira Balkwill at or by phone at (403)462-6676.


Date Topic Speaker Host
April 20, 2016 Small Space Gardening Dani & Leigh Smythe from CROP Silver Springs
May 18, 2016 Companion Planting/Calgary Plant Selection /Cold Extension Janet Melrose Silver Springs
June 15, 2016 Composting Mike Dorian Silver Springs
July 20, 2016 Food Forest Adrien Buckley/Luke Kimmel from ReGenerate Design Parkdale
August 17, 2016 Culinary Herbs/Medicinal Herbs Julie Walker Parkdale
September 21, 2016 Canning/Drying/Preserving TBD Parkdale
October 19, 2016 Solar Energy & Net Zero Houses Warren Brooke Parkdale
November 16, 2016 Water Harvest Systems Andrea Rocchio Parkdale
December 7, 2016 Christmas Center Pieces Janet Melrose Silver Springs
January 2017 – TBD Tree Pruning Adrien Buckley/Luke Kimmel from ReGenerate Design Venue – TBD
February 15, 2017 Therapeutic Gardening Janet Melrose Silver Springs

** Note that all events from 7:30-9 PM.


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