SUDBURY GARDENING FESTIVAL - Parkside Centre (YMCA) - May 30, 2020- 9:30 am - 3:00 pm  

 

SPEAKERS CORNER

Free speaker presentations will be offered throughout the day.
Don't miss these opportunities to learn from our interesting and educational speakers!


 

10:30 a.m.

THE BENEFITS OF XERISCAPING
with

Karen Shlemkevich
Due to the popularity of Karen's presentation about garden design in 2019, we have invited her to return this year to speak about Xeriscaping.  Karen has worked at Azilda Greenhouses as a landscape designer and is currently working in Barrie at a landscape architecture firm.  She is an avid gardener and birding fanatic.

"Xeriscaping is the process of landscaping or gardening that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation. Plants whose natural requirements are appropriate to the local climate are emphasized, and care is taken to avoid losing water to evaporationand run-off. The specific plants used in xeriscaping depend upon the climate. Xeriscaping is different from natural landscaping, because the emphasis in xeriscaping is on selection of plants for water conservation, not necessarily selecting native plants."  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xeriscaping 


 

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Karen Shlemkevich

 

 

12:00 p.m.

HARDY ROSES FOR THE NORTH
with
Joe Shorthouse 
"Joe Shorthouse is an internationally recognized expert on the insects found on wild and domestic roses. He is an entomologist and retired in 2013 after 37 years as an educator and research at Laurentian University.  He received his BSc and MSc from the University of Alberta and his PhD from the University of Saskatchewan. He was hired at Laurentian University in 1975 where he taught three courses in entomology and a course in Canadian environmental biology. He has published over 100 scientific papers, edited two books, and has written many magazine and newspaper articles. He has travelled extensively across Canada studying roses and has made presentations in all provincial capitals. He has been invited to speak on roses and insects in Japan, England, Germany, France, Holland, Israel, South Africa, Sydney Australia, Brazil, Turkey and in California, Ohio, Washington DC and Florida in the US."

Avid rose growers will enjoy this opportunity to learn from an expert about the selection, planting, care and maintenance of the many hardy roses that can be grown in this part of the province, as well as roses that have been introduced into Canada by early homesteaders and gardeners.  


 

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Joe Shorthouse
1:30 p.m. CREATING A SUCCULENT TERRARIUM

with
Leah Longworth

"Leah moved to the City of Greater Sudbury 7 years ago from Southern Ontario to become an environmentalist. Always dedicated to sustainable development, Leah combined her love for fine foods with her passion for nature, during her studies.
She completed a B.A in Environmental  Studies as well as a technical diploma as an Agriculture Technician with honours, all in the French language.  With her many experiences in horticulture and in leadership settings, she desires to push the limits of sustainable agriculture in Northern Ontario." 

"Leahs Backyard, Urban Farm blossomed from an over-abundant yard of vegetables in the summer of 2017! Her front yard market stand in the middle of town, in the Donovan, was a great success! Customers were so happy to find local, organic quality produce right in town. Leah now sells her produce provided by her yard-share program, from all over Sudbury, at  numerous markets. She has added hands-on workshops and seminars to her programming."

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Leah Longworth

 

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Participants in Leah Longworth's hands-on workshop will have an opportunity
to create their own succulent terrarium.

There is a $15.00 registration fee for those wishing to create a terrarium!

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