Hort Week

Students in Hort Week attend a class

What can you expect from this event?

There is something for everyone at Hort Week, taking place July 16 - 19, 2018. Whether you're a beginner gardener or an experienced professional. Enjoy the company of fellow horticultural enthusiasts, participate in workshops, enjoy new courses, and relax in the gardens. Come for a day or stay the week and take in the whole experience!

New This Year:

Master Gardener Program with the Calgary Horticultural Society

This year, the Calgary Horticultural Society and Olds College are teaming up to offer portions of the Master Gardener Program at Hort Week 2018! Taken individually or as a group, at Hort Week the following courses can be taken as credit towards your Master Gardener Certificate Program:

Garden Journaling

Introduction to Woody Plant ID, in three parts:

  • Plant Names and Features
  • Native Trees and Shrubs of Alberta
  • Popular Garden Trees of Alberta

See the workshop section of the brochure or website for specific course details.  By taking any of these courses at Hort Week, you can use the hours towards your Master Gardner Certificate.  Whether you have an interest in these courses, or are curious about the Master Gardener Certificate, this is a great place to start.

For more information about the Calgary Horticultural Society, and the Master Gardener Certificate, visit   www.calhort.org

CLC Nature Week Camp |  Ages 6-11 | July 16th – 19th, 2018 (8:30am – 5:30pm)

$145/child for the week, or $45/day
Registration deadline:  July 12, 2018

While you’re learning new and exciting things at Hort Week, send your kids on an action-packed nature adventure!  The Community Learning Campus is running camps to connect children with the natural world through hands-on activities and outdoor play. Guided by experience educators, campers will explore bugs, plants, animals, nature trails and map reading while gaining a better understanding of nature and their place within it. Note – camp is for the entire week, but there are a few spots for individual days available ($45/day).  Registration with CLC is required to reserve your child’s spot.

Registrants of any Hort Week classes receive a discount code to use to receive 10% off! 
For more information contact: clcrecreation@oldscollege.ca

Register Your Child

Hort Week At A Glance 

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Monday, July 16

Garden Journaling: Master Gardener Course*
Tuition: $80
Instructor: Calgary Horticultural Society
Time: 9am - Noon

Botanic Garden and Wetland Talk & Tour
Tuition: $80 or $30 with another Hort Week class registration
Instructor: Jane Reksten
Time: 9am - Noon

Colour from Your Garden: An Introduction to Natural Dyes
Tuition: $80 + $25 Materials
Instructor:  Michelle Boyd
Time: 9am - Noon

Discover Greenhouses
Tuition: $80
Instructor: Tim Paulsen
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Plant Names and Features: Master Gardener Course*
Tuition: $80
Instructor: Calgary Horticultural Society
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Colour from Compost
Tuition: $80 + $20 Materials
Instructor: Michelle Boyd
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Tuesday, July 17

Indoor Edible Gardening
Tuition: $80 + $10 Materials
Instructor: Janet Melrose
Time: 9am - Noon

Native Trees and Shrubs of Alberta: Master Gardener Course*
Tuition: $80
Instructor: Calgary Horticultural Society
Time: 9am - Noon

Cultured Veggies: Make and Take
Tuition: $80
Instructor: Lucinda Watkins
Time: 9am - Noon

Creating Kombucha
Tuition: $80
Instructor: Lucinda Watkins
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Herbs: From Seed to Harvest
Tuition: $80 +$35 materials
Instructor: Janet Melrose
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Popular Garden Trees of Alberta: Master Gardener Course*
Tuition: $80
Instructor: Calgary Horticultural Society
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Wednesday, July 18

Introduction to Pollinators
Tuition: $80
Instructor: Lyndon Penner
Time: 9am - Noon

Making Goat Milk Soap: For Beginners
Tuition: $80 + $40 materials
Instructor: Sandy Vallee
Time: 9am - Noon

Home Garden Floral Design
Tuition: $80 + $40 materials
Instructor:  Ben Fulkerth
Time: 9am - Noon

3D Floral Design for Entertaining
Tuition: $80 + $60 materials
Instructor: Ben Fulkerth
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Advanced Goat Milk Soap: Enhancing Your Soap
Tuition: $80 + $45 Materials
Instructor: Sandy Vallee
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Shady Characters: Bedding Plants and Annuals for Dark Places
Tuition: $80
Instructor: Lyndon Penner
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Thursday, July 19

Companion Gardenin: Art & Science Combined
Tuition: $80
Instructor: Janet Melrose
Time: 9am - Noon

Simply Shibori
Tuition: $80 + $25 Materials
Instructor:  Michelle Boyd
Time: 9am - Noon

Attracting the Good Bugs
Tuition: $80
Instructor: Ken Fry
Time: 9am - Noon

Pest Diagnostics
Tuition: $80
Instructor: Ken Fry
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Starting a Horticulture Based Business
Tuition: $80
Instructor: Peter Johnston-Berresford
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Heirloom Edibles: Seeds to Seed Saving
Tuition: $80 + $10 materials
Instructor: Janet Melrose
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

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