Upcoming Speakers

May 16, 2019

Pam Erikson - Daylilies

Pam Erikson is an award-winning daylily hybridizer, photographer, instructor and lecturer from Langley. In 1991, she became the first American Hemerocallis Society judge in Canada.  Also in 1991, Erikson started the first daylily club in Canada in affiliation with the AHS and is still its president.  The one-acre display gardens at Erikson Daylily  and Perennial Garden gardens now contain over 3,000 varieties of daylilies and other lilies, over 600 varieties of hostas and hundreds of other specimen trees and perennials.  Pam will be talking about daylilies and hostas.  She will be bringing some unusual specimens for sale.

June 20, 2019

Ron Adolf (or other ) from Affinor Growers. - Vertical Horticulture

Traditional farming will always be with us, but alternative agricultural practices can alleviate the limits of conventional farming methods. Affinor Growers have developed patented agricultural technology and proprietary cultivation systems for vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture. Their technology is significantly more efficient in terms of usage of space and reliance on water than conventional agriculture.  Such vertical farming systems also enable products to be grown in soils without the use of pesticides, and free from chemical contaminates.

September 19, 2019

Laura Caddy - UBC Alpine Garden

Laura Caddy grew up gardening in Alberta, and decided to turn her passion into a career by attending the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture in Ontario. She was fortunate to be the Curator of the Patrick Seymour Alpine Garden at the University of Alberta (formerly Devonian) Botanic Garden for four years before joining UBC Botanical Garden in her current position as Curator of the E.H. Lohbrunner Alpine Garden. In her spare time, Laura volunteers as Editor of the Alpine Garden Club of BC Bulletin, and is an obsessive knitter.