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2018 Calendar of Events

Some event dates and some details are still tentative and could be changed.

SHS Board of Directors Meetings

Description:   The Saskatoon Horticultural Society (SHS) holds
                        monthly Board of Director Meetings to discuss
                        and implement the governance of the SHS.
                        Members are encouraged to attend and introduce
                         themselves to the Board of Directors.
Dates:             Second Thursday of every month,from January
                        to October. Meetings are open to members.
Time:              7:15 p.m.
Location:        Park Funeral Home – 311 Avenue N North,
                         Saskatoon, SK
Contact:        Nancy Hanson– (306) 227-6537


Gardenscape

Description:    An annual tradeshow featuring a variety of
                         exhibitors. Come visit the Saskatoon
                         Horticultural Society Booth for lots of neat
                         gardening ideas. Learn about the various
                         events and scholarships/bursaries the SHS
                         offers. It is a great time to renew your SHS
                         membership and get discounts off at
                         participating retailers. See you there!.
Dates:              March 23-25, 2018
Time:               Friday, March 23 – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
                         Saturday, March 24 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
                         Sunday, March 25 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location:         Prairieland Park – 503 Ruth Street West,
                         Saskatoon, SK
website:           www.gardenscapeshow.ca
Contact:           Nancy Hanson, SHS Gardenscape Committee
                         Chairperson (306) 227-6537

How to develop and grow LLT (Low Light Tolerant Plants)

Description:    How to develop and grow LLT (Low Light
                         Tolerant Plants);a year round indoor garden
                         at home with natural available light. . A sneak
                          peek at the progress over the last 17 years.
Presenter:       Robin M.P.M. Nair.
Registration Deadline:  
Date:               Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time:               1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost:                Members - Free, Nonmembers - $10.00
Location:         Crossmount Village Craft Barn
                          (located 13 km. south of the City on Lorne )
Contact:           Angie Skiba - askiba@shaw.ca

Growing Fruit in Northern Gardens

Description:    Growing Fruit in Northern Gardens
                         – Cherries, Haskap, Hazelnuts and more
Presenters:       Sara Williams & Dr. Bob Bors (Authors)
Registration Deadline:  
Date:               Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time:               1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost:                Members - Free, Nonmembers - $10.00
Location:         Crossmount Village Craft Barn
                          (located 13 km. south of the City on Lorne )
Contact:           Angie Skiba – askiba@shaw.ca

1st Butterfield Scholarship

Description:    The Saskatoon Horticultural Society (SHS) 
                         invites applications from future Master
                         Gardeners to complete the U of S or
                         Saskatoon School of Horticulture Master
                          Gardener Certificate. These scholarships
                          will be awarded annually. Funds will be
                          distributed to the successful applicant(s)
                         in the form of reimbursement of the initial
                         registration fee and each of the 7 core
                         workshops as they are completed.Total amount
                         of scholarship is $600. All courses need to be
                         completed and the exam written before any
                         reimbursement is made.
Application Deadline:  Monday, April 30
Website:         www.saskatoonhortsociety.ca/scholarships
                        -page.html

Contact:          Angie Skiba – askiba@shaw.ca

Spring Plant and Garden Sale Fundraiser

Description:    The Saskatoon Horticultural Society (SHS)
                         invites the public to comeout to this fun-filled
                          fundraiser. Proceeds go to our bursary/
                         scholarship initiatives, website/newsletter and
                         workshops/tours held annually. Donate your
                          extra plants to the SHS plant sale and buy
                         a few new ones! Members can register and
                         setup a table to sell plants and other gardening
                         merchandise. Stay tuned for more information!
Date:               Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time:               9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location:         TBA
Contact:          Karen Trimble, SHS Spring
                        Plant Sale Committee Co-Chair -
                        (306) 222-1728

Prairie Water Gardening Society Swap & Shop

Description:    The Annual Prairie Water Gardening Society's
                         Swap & Shop is a great place to buy, sell,
                          or trade water plants, fish, and pond
                         accessories. It is free for members but for those
                         who are not members, you can purchase a
                          PWGS membership at the event.
Date:               TBA
Time:               11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location:         TBA
Contact:          Jennifer Osachoff
                        josachoff@sasktel.net

SHS Home Grounds Award Competition

Description:    Share your passion for gardening by entering the
                        SHS Home Grounds Award Competition!
                        This competition is designed to encourage
                         beautification of residential properties and
                         to recognize the home gardener.

                        In addition the overall Home Grounds Award
                        winner will receive:

  • An engraved SHS plaque to keep for a year.
  • An engraved commemorative vase to keep.
  •                          Yards and gardens must be well maintained,
                            and should be reasonably free of weeds, insect
                            damage, and disease. Dead blooms and debris
                            should be removed and the entire area well
                            groomed.
                            The winner will be featured
                            on the Passport tour held Saturday, July 21, 2018.

    Dates:

  • Deadline to enter – Friday, July 6 by 5 p.m.
  • Judging – Saturday, July 15
  • Location:       Saskatoon, SK.
    Contact:         Janelle - (306) 270-7776

    Passport Tour

    Description:    A “Drive yourself,” self-guided tour of some of
                             Saskatoon’s finest gardens. There will be a limit
                             of only 250 people. Purchase your passport at
                             Early’s (2615 Lorne Avenue or 503 51 Street
                             East) or Dutch Growers (685 Reid Road) for
                             $15 per person. The Passport will reveal
                             information on yard locations. The winning
                             garden in SHS Home Grounds Award
                              Competition will be featured on this tour.
                              We will also have two educational components
                              highlighting different horticultural programs
                              in our city.
    Date:               Saturday, July 21, 2018
    Time:               1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Location:         Saskatoon, SK
    Contact:          Sandra – (306) 514-8870

    Prairie Water Gardening Society Pond Tour

    Description:    The Annual Prairie Water Gardening Society's
                             Pond Tour. - Details TBA
                             
    Date:               TBA
    Time:               Afternoon
    Location:         Saskatoon, SK
    Contact:          Jennifer Osachoff
                            josachoff@sasktel.net

    Annual Volunteer Appreciation BBQ

    Description:    If you have volunteered with any of the SHS
                             activities and events this year you will be invited
                             to attend the annual Volunteer Appreciation
                             Barbeque. Details will be forwarded
                             closer to the date.
    Date:               Sunday, August 12, 2018
    Time:               4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Location:         115 Skeena Cres. (Home of Angie Skiba)
    Contact:           TBA
                             

    Garden Garage Sale

    Description:    It is time to clean-out your garage or shed! The
                             Saskatoon Horticultural Society (SHS) accepts
                             donations for its Garage Sale.
                             This includes: small furniture, dishes, utensils,
                             small appliances, books, children's toys,
                             ornamental items and accessories such as purses,
                             jewelry and scarves. There will also be,
                            gardening tools, pots, potted perennials,
                            gardening books and magazines.
                             Dropoff donations after Aug. 13 at
                             571 Adilman Dr. (Silverwood)
                             Proceeds from the sale go toward funding the
                             Butterfield and the Prairie Horticultural
                              Certificate Scholarships.
    Date:               Saturday, August 25, 2018
    Time:               9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Location:         571 Adilman Dr. (Silverwood)
    Contact:         Marj Meger
                            (306) 249-1329

    2nd Butterfield Scholarship

    Description:    The Saskatoon Horticultural Society (SHS) 
                             invites applications from future Master
                             Gardeners to complete the U of S or
                             Saskatoon School of Horticulture Master
                             Gardener Certificate. These scholarships will
                             be awarded annually. Funds will be distributed
                             to the successful applicant(s) in the form of
                             reimbursement of the initial registration fee and
                            each of the 7 core workshops as they are they are
                            completed. Total amount of scholarship is $600.
                            All courses need to be completed and the exam
                            written before any reimbursement is made.
    Application Deadline:     Friday, August 31
    Website:         www.saskatoonhortsociety.ca/scholarships
                            -page.html

    Contact:          Angie Skiba – askiba@shaw.ca

    Prairie Horticulture Certificate Scholarship

    Description:   The Saskatoon Horticultural Society (SHS)
                            invites applications for scholarship funding to
                            complete their Saskatchewan Prairie
                            Horticultural Certificate (PHC). A scholarship
                            will be awarded annually.Funds will be awarded
                            to the successful applicant in the form of
                            reimbursement for the initial registration fee and
                            each of the 9 required courses up to $1,000.
    Application Deadline:     Saturday, September 30, 2018
    Website:         www.saskatoonhortsociety.ca/scholarships-page.html
    Contact:          Angie Skiba – askiba@shaw.ca

    Saskatoon Horticultural Society Bursary

    Description:  Open to full time students entering second or third
                           year, or part time students with a minimum of 48
                           accumulated credit units, in the Bachelor of
                           Science in Agriculture degree program. The
                           bursary total is $1,500. To be eligible,
                           candidates must demonstrate:

  • Financial need
  • Their interest in Horticulture by having successfully
    completed and/or registered in applicable courses
  • Application Deadline:     Sunday, October 15
    Contact:         University of Saskatchewan

    SHS Annual General Meeting

    Dates:            Saturday November 17
    Time:              1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    Location:        Crossmount Village Craft Barn
                              (located 13 km. south of the City on Lorne )
    Contact:          Nancy Hanson– (306) 227-6537

    Other Community Events of Interest

    Seedy Saturday - March 10, 2018, Station 20 West, Saskatoon.
    Nature City Festival - TBA
    Saskatchewan Perennial Society Garden Tour -
    Sunday June 10 at 2 pm meet at 1606 Early Drive
    Sunday July 8 at 2 pm meet at 1050 Avenue H. N.
    University Hort Week - TBA
    NEST Secret Garden Tour - July 28 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Word on the Street Festival - TBA