Demonstrations 2017: 11:30 am Wild Bee Housesby Patty Milligan Patty Milligan has been involved with bees since 2000. Recently, she has been working with youthful beekeepers at Northlands Urban Farm. She is a mom, writer, and gardener, too.
12:30 pm Hydroponics by Adrian Thornton
1:30 pm Willow Trellises by Maryann Borch Maryann Borch has been playing with willows and cattails for the past 20 years after first being inspired by her mentor, Rae Hunter. The natural beauty and easily accessible, sustainable nature of this material has led her to learn at a conference in the U.S. as well as Willow Learning and Growing Centres in Britain and Denmark.
2:30 pm Grafting Fruit Trees by Thean Pheh "Thean Pheh grew up in Malaysia and worked for the country’s department of agriculture for 15 years. He moved to Edmonton in 1982 and became a fruit and vegetable technologist with Alberta Agriculture from 2002 until his retirement in 2007. Over the last 27 years, he has grafted 14 varieties of apples onto a single tree in his backyard. The fruit is larger and juicer than one would expect from our short growing season." - Caroline Barlott, Avenue Magazine