al­berta gar­dener

Alberta Gardener Magazine - - News - Pub­lisher, Ta­nia Mof­fat

Wow, what an is­sue! Cre­at­ing this is­sue has been an in­ter­est­ing and in­tense en­deav­our, but worth ev­ery minute. As a gar­dener and his­tory lover, I was blown away by how much our lo­cal pioneers have con­trib­uted to the hor­ti­cul­tural in­dus­try.

I have to ex­tend a special thank you to all of the or­ga­ni­za­tions and peo­ple who as­sisted us with his­tor­i­cal in­for­ma­tion, pho­tos and sto­ries. Dorothy Dob­bie, Karl Thom­sen, Joan Co­hen, Ian Leatt and Rick Fritschy were in­stru­men­tal in mak­ing this is­sue what it is.

We as Canadians should be proud of all our ac­com­plish­ments, big and small, we have al­tered the land­scape of our coun­try, made GROUND-BREAK­ING DIS­COV­ER­IES AND IN­FLU­ENCED HOR­TI­CUL­TURE WORLD­WIDE. I’ve learned so much and hope that you, our read­ers, will too. All three of our sou­venir is­sues (Man­i­toba, Al­berta and On­tario) are beau­ti­ful trib­utes cre­ated to cel­e­brate Canada’s sesqui­cen­ten­nial and I en­cour­age you to read them all.

We’re not done though! We are run­ning a na­tional con­test with sev­eral cat­e­gories for gar­den­ers of all types to en­ter and cel­e­brate Canada’s 150th, so please en­ter! See page 7 or visit lo­cal­gar­dener. net for more de­tails. Win­ners will be fea­tured in our sec­ond sou­venir is­sue out next fall. So stay tuned, read­ers, it’s go­ing to be a great year!

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