Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Upcoming Workshop: Grow to Glow with Kim West

We are excited to be offering our first virtual workshop of 2021 - Glow to Grow with Kim West!

The workshop will happen over Zoom on June 5 from 3-5PM. It is FREE for members, and $10 for non-members. 

Kim West is a Master Gardener who has spent countless hours in her garden, finding it to be a place of deep joy, connection, and healing.  Her love of the seasons, plants and nature is interwoven with her broader interests in writing and storytelling through art and poetry and wellness through nutrition, qi gong, forest walks, and mindfulness.  Kim has been a university teacher and researcher for 20 years and is passionate about creating and sharing educational initiatives that interweave the pleasures of gardening with nutrition, the culinary arts, and mindfulness practices.  She often can be found in her garden, meditating, doing qi gong, reading, or harvesting flowers, herbs, and vegetables for delicious meals and wholesome skin care remedies.  Kim holds a PhD and BSc Hons. in Earth Sciences from Carleton University and the University of Saskatchewan, respectively.   She is a culinary nutrition expert and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) facilitator and is undergoing training to become a certified qi gong instructor.

We hope you will join us on June 5! If you are interested in registering, please email info@saskatoonhortsociety.ca. If you are not an SHS member, we encourage you to purchase a $15 membership as it is only an additional $5 above the workshop registration fee, which will pay for itself quickly if you take advantage of our business partner benefits

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Welcome to the blog!

Welcome everyone! The Saskatoon Horticultural Society's Board of Directors recently decided to phase out our quarterly newsletter and replace it with a blog. There are many advantages to this format, including easier viewing on mobile devices, easier sharing on social media, and the ability to post more frequently. 

Submissions to the blog will function similarly to the newsletter - please send submissions to info@saskatoonhortsociety.ca. If you are concerned about having your name published on the internet, we are more than happy to remove your name and simply credit the article to "SHS member" or whatever pen name you'd like to use! Our current newsletter editor, Robyn Reist, is now the blog editor.

We hope you will enjoy reading the blog!