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Devonian Botanic Garden Courses & Events Calendar Winter | Spring | Summer 2012 January to August

At the Garden: Adult Courses Kid’s Programs Special Events Memberships Birthday Parties And Much More‌


GENERAL INFORMATION

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Adults Seniors (65 and older) Youth (13-17 yrs) Child (7 -12 yrs) Child (6 yrs and under) Students (with valid ID) Family Pass

Garden Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Adult Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Children and Family Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Birthday Parties and Summer Camps . . . . . . . . 11 Friends of the Garden Memberships. . . . . . . . . 13

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Friends of the Garden Members Free*

Weddings and Facility Rentals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

*Excludes some special events

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Group discounts available (groups of 10 or more) Half Price Admission – 1st Tuesday of the Month Prices do not include GST.

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Tram Tours A relaxing tour of the main garden, perfect for a short visit or those with reduced mobility. Available weekends spring/fall and daily in summer.

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Patio Concession The perfect lunch spot or ice cream stop. Shop in the Garden Charming and unique gifts for friends and family.

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Crafters Workshop Handmade natural gifts & crafts. 2 km

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Only 10 minutes from South West Edmonton. The Devonian Botanic Garden is located in Parkland County, on Highway 60, 5 km north of Devon. Watch for the blue Devonian Botanic Garden sign on the Highway.

Pre-booked Guided Tours A great option for 625 groups, must be booked in advance. Call 780-987-3054 ext. 2259 to book your tour.

Cover photo by Paul Swanson. Unless otherwise noted photos by Paul Swanson.

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Open daily May 1 to Thanksgiving

Open Year Round for Education Courses

Awaken Your Senses!

Don’t let winter keep you from growing - you’ll find education courses offered year-round at the Devonian Botanic Garden. Courses for all ages and interests are listed in these pages - for the artist, the gardener, the crafter, the nature enthusiast, the landscaper and more. Welcome spring with a visit to our 190 acres of display gardens, natural areas, ecological preserves, indoor show houses, butterflies, the Kurimoto Japanese Garden and more. We offer tours, summer camps, birthday parties, family programs, and a bounty of special events, May through Thanksgiving.

The Seasons are Here.

780-987-3054 | devonian.ualberta.ca Located in Parkland County, 5 kms north of Devon on Hwy 60, only minutes from West Edmonton

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2012 Events at the Garden

Mark your calendars and check the website www.devonian.ualberta.ca for updates and additional events!

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August

May 1 – Opening Day & Half Price Admission Day

Aug. 3-6 – Parkland County Art Show

May 6 – Kodomo-no-hi (Japanese Children’s Day)

August 7 – Half Price Admission Day

May 6 – Japanese Tea Ceremony and Guided Tours of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden May 12 – DBG Plant Sale Opens (runs daily while supplies last) May 13 – Mother’s Day Tea May 27 – Butterfly Day

June June 2-3 – Chigiri-e Torn Paper Art Show June 3 – Kurimoto Japanese Garden Spring Festival June 3 – Japanese Tea Ceremony June 5 – Half Price Admission Day June 17 – 4th Annual Rhubarb Festival (an Edible Garden event) June 22 – Opera al Fresco (a mid-summer’s eve event with wine, nibbles & song) June 28 – Friends of the Garden Member Night

July

Aug 4-5 – Devon Potters Guild Show August 10 – Perseids Pyjama Party August 12 – Japanese Tea Ceremony and Guided Tours of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden August 19 – Wild Mushroom Exposition (an Edible Garden event)

September September 4 – Half Price Admission Day September 9 – Fall Family Festival September – Fruit Grower’s Festival (an Edible Garden event) – Date TBA September 29-30 – DBG Crafters Fall Sale

November November 23-25 – DBG Crafters Christmas Sale

December December 8-9 – Luminaria: An enchanting illuminated Garden

July 1 – Canada Day Celebration: Music, art, and activities for the whole family July 3 – Half Price Admission Day July 7-8 – Martagon Lily Show July 8 – Japanese Tea Ceremony and Guided Tours of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden July 15 – Rose Day July 22 – Music in the Garden 4

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Ceremony & photo packages for up to 250 guests. Photo-only packages also available. Located minutes west of Edmonton in Parkland County, 5 kms north of Devon on Hwy 60.

780-987-3054 ext.2223 www.devonian.ualberta.ca

Photo by Tara Johns

2012 Master Gardener Program Wednesdays - September to April, 2012 Through lectures, tours and an integrated practicum, Master Gardener participants gain practical and theoretical knowledge on a wide variety of topics, including: • Annuals • Propagation • Plant Diseases • Herbaria • Lawns • Plant Physiology • Japanese Gardens • Roses • Herbs

• Perennials • Woody ornamentals • Seeds • Soils • Integrated Pest Management • Botanical Keys & Nomenclature • Landscaping • Botany • Weed Identification • Pruning • Alpine Gardens • Tropical Plants • Lilies •Vegetables

Program work includes short assignments, written examinations, a plant identification project and practicum hours. Graduates are issued a Master Gardener Certificate. Enquiries can be made to DBG.MasterGardener@ales.ualberta.ca or call 780-987-3054 ext. 2229

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2012 Education Courses Hobby Greenhouse Gardening Everything the homeowner and gardener needs to know about greenhouse gardening. Discussions include use of materials, seeding dates, pest control, bench plants and much more. Participants will leave with their own cuttings to plant at home. This course is located at Salisbury Greenhouse in Sherwood Park. Course Number: 14SGH March 11, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Instructor: Salisbury Greenhouse Fee: $55 member/ $60 non-member

HORTICULTURE AND DESIGN COURSES Gardening Grow Your Own Perennials Learn how to collect and sow your own perennial seeds in this fun and informative class. Discussions will include classification, propagation, and basic landscaping. Practical hands-on seed sowing and transplanting will take place and participants will take home up to 10 types of unique perennials to add to their home garden. Course Number: 10BG March 3, 2012 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Barry Greig Fee: $68 member/ $75 non-member

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Pruning 101 This informative workshop will cover all the basic techniques of pruning, as well as up-to-date and modern concepts. Discussions will include where and how to prune shrubs and trees. Pruning techniques will be demonstrated followed by a practical hands-on session. Course Number: 24LC March 31, 2012 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Instructor: Len Chambers Fee: $54 member/ $60 non-member Grow Your Own Annuals This course provides you with a wide selection of unusual and colourful annuals to take home to your garden. Discussions include seeding dates, types of annuals, and use in the landscape. Participants get hands-on practice and take home what they sow. Course Number: 28JJC April 10 and May 8, 2012 (2 Tuesdays) 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Instructor: Justine Jenkins-Crumb Fee: $63 member/ $70 non-member

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Introduction to Permaculture As a design science based on principles found in ecology, permaculture teaches us how to work with, rather than against, nature. With far reaching applications, and an emphasis on food production and sustainability, permaculture design will leave you thinking like an ecosystem and have you creating beautiful, biologically diverse, and ecologically healthy food producing systems. For more information, check out www.permaculture.jasperplace.ca Course Number: 36DB April 21, 2012 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Dustin Bajer Fee: $54 member/ $60 non-member Fruit Growing Expand your fruit growing knowledge with help from horticulturalist, Thean Pheh. Learn what fruits to grow in our climate, planting procedures and first year care, where to obtain planting materials, as well as how and when to properly harvest. Discussion will also cover over 20 of the best fruit varieties to plant. Course Number: 44TP April 29, 2012 (Sunday) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Instructor: Thean Pheh Fee: $34 member/ $38 nonmember Luscious Vegetables From root vegetables to heat lovers, all can be grown well in Alberta. Seed vegetables in early Spring to maximize a short growing season. Participants will receive something special to take home. Course Number: 47B-JJC May 5, 2012 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Instructor: Justine Jenkins-Crumb Fee: $54 member/ $60 non-member Grow Your Own Bonsai In this informative course, students will get the chance to practice and train their own bonsai during class. Bonsai fundamentals will be taught, including basic form, pinching techniques, and watering techniques. Fee includes your take-home bonsai and authentic pot. A few home materials will be required. For more information, check out www.ekochdesigns.com

Course Number: 46LD May 3 – 17, 2012 (3 Thursdays) 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Instructor: Les Dowdell Fee: $105 member/ $115 non-member

Introduction to Grafting This course focuses on up-to-date and new techniques to propagate and regenerate a favorite ornamental tree or multiple-graft fruit trees. Lots of hands-on classroom practice will make clear the various skills involved in budding and grafting. Free woody plant material and grafting stock will be available for practice and to take home. Course Number: 50TP May 13, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Instructor: Thean Pheh Fee: $54 member/ $60 non-member Spring Mushrooms Join mushroom expert Mike Schulz as we learn about the mushrooms of spring! The course includes a detailed presentation on mushroom identification, with an emphasis on the delicious edible spring mushrooms that you can easily learn to identify. As well, we will foray through the gardens, hunting down and learning about the elusive morel and other spring fungal delights. Course Number: 53MS May 19, 2012 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Mike Schulz Fee: $54 member/ $60 non-member NEW! Intermediate Bonsai After learning about bonsai in the Introductory Bonsai class, it is time to learn more. Pruning, wiring and the creation of jin and shari will transform a garden shrub into a rugged bonsai. Learn how to add character to your bonsai. Course Number: 55LD May 24 – June 7, 2012 (3 Thursdays) 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Instructor: Les Dowdell Fee: $105 member/ $115 non-member

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NEW! Introduction to Alpine Rock Gardening Alpine plants are hardy mountain gems that do not require rich soil or extra watering, and are seldom bothered by insects or diseases! Alpine plants also take up little room and can be grown almost anywhere. Topics will include building, planting and maintaining an alpine rock garden with recommendations for easy to grow alpine plants, soil mixtures and planting techniques. Course Number: 56CK May 26, 2012 (Saturday) 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Instructor: Cathy Kurio, President of Calgary Rock and Alpine Garden Society Fee: $32 member/ $35 non-member NEW! Troughs: Creating, Planting, Growing Troughs provide the ideal conditions for growing alpines without having to build a rock garden. They are perfect for people who are downsizing or interested in trying alpines for the first time. Come and learn about the different types of troughs and how they are made, what soil mixes to try, how to plant a trough, the best plants to use, and how to look after a trough for years to come with little effort. Course Number: 57CK May 26, 2012 (Saturday) 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Instructor: Cathy Kurio, President of Calgary Rock and Alpine Garden Society Fee: $32 member/ $35 non-member Grape Growing in Northern Climates Did you know there are varieties of grapes that can be grown successfully in this region with winter hardiness to -40 degree Celsius? Come and learn from viticulture expert Kim Maser everything related to growing grapes in this climate: varieties, site selection, growing requirements, and much more! Course Number: 61KM June 2, 2012 (Saturday) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Instructor: Kim Maser Fee: $36 member/ $40 non-member

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NEW! Tufa Planting Workshop Tufa is 100% natural stone which has many air pockets and absorbs water, an ideal planting environment for a large number of alpine plants. In this hands-on workshop you will create your own planter and find out how to take care of this new addition to your garden. Location, planting, watering and sun requirements will be discussed. All supplies will be provided, including the tufa and plants. Course Number: 62IB June 3, 2012 (Sunday) 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Instructor: Irena Burns Fee: $72 member/ $80 non-member Summer Mushrooms Summer is a peak time for mushrooming, so join expert Mike Schulz as we learn about summer’s mushroom montage! This class includes a presentation on mushroom identification and easily identified edibles, as well as an exciting foray through the garden. You will cook and sample all the edible finds! Students are encouraged to bring in unknown mushrooms to identify. Choose session 1 or 2. Course Number: 72MS Instructor: Mike Schulz Fee: $54 member/ $60 non-member Session 1: June 23, 2012 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Session 2: June 24, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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NEW! PNPDC Professional Courses Offered through the Devonian Botanic Garden, the Prairie and Northern Plant Diversity Centre is pleased to present a number of professional plant identification courses. Perfect for the horticultural and field professional, or those interested in gaining better identification skills. Field Lichen Identification Course Number: 40PNP April 26 and 27, 2012 (Thursday and Friday) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Janet Marsh Fee: $275 Location: TBD Moss Identification Course Number: 51PNP May 17 and 18, 2012 (Thursday and Friday) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Rene Belland Fee: $275 Location: Devonian Botanic Garden Vascular Plant Identification Course Number: 67PNP June 15, 2012 (Friday) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Joyce Gould Fee: $160 Location: Devonian Botanic Garden Field Willow Identification Course Number: 67B-PNP Mid June, 2012 - Date TBD (Friday-Sunday) Fri 6:30 pm – Sunday 4:00 pm Instructor: George Argus Fee: $300 Location: TBD

Design, Landscape, and Water Gardens Creative Landscape Design Create a beautifully landscaped property! Enjoy the support of award winning landscape designer Adele Goodwin. We will integrate low maintenance ideas, practical information, and lots of visuals that will inspire you! No drawing talent is required. Learn to plan to scale, organize the space for flow and function, design the bones of the garden, and design the planting areas. Material fee of $40 includes a variety of books, paper, and drawing tools. Instructor: Adele Goodwin Fee: $160 member/ $175 non-member www.earthworm.ca Session 1: Urban Landscape Design Course Number: 05AG February 4, 11, and 25, 2012 (3 Saturdays) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Session 2: Acreage Landscape Design Course Number: 07AG February 5, 12, and 26, 2012 (3 Sundays) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Construction Landscaping Design courses are great but eventually you have to start building to realize your vision. This landscape construction course will cover the installation of most aspects of any design (except concrete work). Soils, patios, retaining walls, sod, plantings, fences, and topics of waterfalls, lighting, and irrigation will be covered. This course is intended for homeowners but would be a great review for new landscapers. Course Number: 12KN March 7, 14, and 21, 2012 (3 Wednesdays) 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Instructor: Kevin Napora Fee: $90 member/ $99 non-member

For more information on the PNPDC Professional Courses, contact the Education Department at DBGeducation@ales.ualberta.ca

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NEW! Designing a Japanese Garden Explore how Japanese Gardens evolved, what makes them so very special and which elements are essential in their design. You will prepare a conceptual design for your own garden. Course Number: 16EK March 17 and 18, 2012 (Saturday and Sunday) 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Instructor: Ernie Koch, www.ekochdesigns.com Fee: $81 member/ $90 non-member

NEW! Japanese Garden Construction Using a conceptual design concept, you will draw up a construction plan for your garden. You will learn to choose and construct important elements of your garden in a beautiful Japanese style. Course Number: 38EK April 21 and 22, 2012 (Saturday and Sunday) 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Instructor: Ernie Koch, www.ekochdesigns.com Fee: $81 member/ $90 non-member

Outdoor Pot and Container Design When creating outdoor pots, a house can be jazzed up with a fun play of colour one year and reflect a refined elegance the next. Look at variety of annuals and how to use them in pots for all four seasons. Course Number: 22KN March 28, 2012 (Wednesday) 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Instructor: Kevin Napora Fee: $36 member/ $40 non-member

Water Gardens: Creating a Backyard Oasis A water garden can be the perfect addition to your backyard. Discover the professional process of planning/constructing a water garden, stream bed, and waterfall. Learn to choose materials for your project, determine pump volume, and obtain advice for aquatic life and plants. Course Number: 45JS May 2 and 9, 2012 (2 Weds) 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Instructor: Hugh and Jean Suffern Fee: $67 member/ $75 non-member

Feng Shui Gardening The concept of Feng Shui is often used indoors but initially it was applied outdoors to protect a house and bring good luck into the home. Using the traditional compass method we will look at how to recognize good and bad energies and then learn how to place garden features to harness and guide positive energy into the home. Course Number: 29KN April 11, 18, and 25, 2012 (3 Wednesdays) 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Instructor: Kevin Napora Fee: $90 member/ $99 non-member Lawn and Garden Maintenance Learn to grow immaculate green grass and healthy gardens with timing, fertilizers, disease control, and proper tools. Create a healthy environment through proper cultural controls that produce that perfect yard. Course Number: 30KN April 12, 2012 (Thursday) 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Instructor: Kevin Napora Fee: $36 member/ $40 non-member

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Northern Lights and Inukshuk Learn to paint a beautiful night sky lit up with emerald lights and a friendly inukshuk. Course Number: 17WW March 18, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Forest Floor Colorful leaves and negative painting are the features of this class. Course Number: 25WW April 1, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

NATURAL ARTS, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND INTEREST COURSES Painting Willie Wong Watercolour Courses Join Willie Wong, a renowned Edmonton artist, for a day of watercolour fun! Courses are suitable for all levels, from eager beginners to more experienced painters. All supplies are provided except brushes, which can be brought or purchased from the instructor. Fee for each course is $54 member/ $60 non-member NEW! Bamboo Learn to draw and paint Chinese bamboo. Course Number: 06WW February 5, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

European Back Alley Learn how to create a unique back alley without looking at any pictures. A great way to learn perspective drawing. Course Number: 34WW April 15, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Pansies of All Colours Spend a day creating funny little faces. This painting will find a place on someone’s wall. Course Number: 39WW April 22, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Red and Orange Poppies Who wouldn’t love the brilliant poppies that grow so well here in Alberta. Course Number: 49WW May 6, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

NEW! Dendrobium Orchids One of the most common orchids that is loved by millions. Easy to draw and fun to paint. Course Number: 08WW February 26, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Tulips The ultimate symbol for spring. Learn how to draw tulips within minutes. These colorful tulips will cheer up any room. Course Number: 11WW March 4, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

NEW! Mountains, Trees and Lake A very simple way to paint our beloved Rockies. Very loose and flowing techniques are used. Course Number: 54WW May 20, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Birch Trees and Old House Everyone enjoys this Alberta’s landscape painting. Perfect for gifts. Course Number: 66WW June 10, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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NEW! Lemons and Glass Learn to paint a lemon still life and fabric tablecloth. A refreshing picture to paint. Course Number: 73WW June 24, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Alberta Rose Another cheerful painting that pleases all eyes. Course Number: 76WW July 8, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm NEW! White Daisies This is the white flower for this summer. A pure and simple way to paint daisies. Course Number: 79WW July 22, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm NEW! European Back Alley in Acrylic Learn to paint acrylic with black gesso. Just bring a 14 x 18 or 16 x 20 canvas to class. Bring your own supplies, or instructor will supply paint and brushes for additional $10 fee. Course Number: 81WW August 5, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm NEW! Winding Road and the Great Outdoors Create a wilderness painting with trees and fabulous reflections on a lake. Course Number: 83WW August 12, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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NEW! Botanical Art II: Exploring Colour in Rendering A continuation of the Introduction to Botanical Art I. Work with plants examining, drawing and painting their flowers, stems, leaves, and seed pods. Use watercolour and coloured pencils. Botanical Art I is not a requirement. All levels welcome. Course Number: 09RP February 27 – March 12, 2012 (3 Mondays) 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Instructor: Rayma Peterson Fee: $90 member/ $99 non-member Batik on Oriental Paper Batik is an ancient method of drawing with beeswax and painting with watercolour. We will create several wonderful images using oriental papers and beeswax. Professional supply kit is $30.00 for the day with a few items to bring from home. Course Number: 21DH March 25, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Dianna Hanna Fee: $49 member/ $55 nonmember NEW! Exploring Drawing Spend time learning the foundational art, drawing through new ways of seeing - objects as if for the first time and then drawing them. Learning to relax and developing awareness will be emphasized. No experience in drawing is necessary. Course Number: 27LV April 3 – May 1, 2012 (Tuesdays) No class on April 10. 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Instructor: Linda Vauden Fee: $110 member/ $120 nonmember

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NEW! Botanical Art: Butterflies and Flowers A weekend workshop where we will draw and paint butterflies and flowers from the Butterfly Showhouse. Work from direct observation to create compositions in this delightful and diverse environment. Learn basic butterfly and flower anatomy to help understand what you are drawing. Work in pen, pencil and watercolour. Course Number: 31RP April 14 and 15, 2012 (Saturday and Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Rayma Peterson Fee: $108 member/ $120 non-member Encaustic Wax Painting for Beginners Utilize the techniques of painting with beeswax and you will be thrilled with the vibrant colours of your art. Working with an encaustic iron, heat gun, and various tools, you will work to create unique pieces. Material Fee of $35, payable to instructor. Course Number: 47LK May 5, 2012 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Lorna Kemp Fee: $72 member/ $80 non-member Intermediate Encaustic Wax Painting This course will review the basics of encaustic wax painting and go beyond with many experimentations in creating your own colours. Participants will work with an encaustic iron, heat gun, and various tools. Material fee of $40, payable to instructor. Course Number: 48LK May 6, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Lorna Kemp Fee: $72 member/ $80 non-member Abstract Acrylic The wonderful world of abstracts comes alive in this workshop. We will use many techniques and mediums with acrylic paints on canvas. We will also collage an item or two. A few supplies from home required. Course Number: 58DH May 27, 2012 (Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Dianna Hanna Fee: $49 member/ $55 nonmember

NEW! Drawing Together The focus of this class is on the joy of exploring drawing in new ways and the joy of drawing together. Our subject for this series will be still life. No experience in drawing is necessary, just bring a desire to relax, enjoy, and see in new ways. Course Number: 60LV May 29 – June 19, 2012 (4 Tuesdays) 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Instructor: Linda Vauden Fee: $110 member/ $120 nonmember Introduction to Soft Pastels A fascinating introduction to the medium of soft pastels. Students will be taught through demonstrations and one-on-one guidance. Focus will be on the landscape and exploring various techniques. Some drawing experience is preferred; however, fundamentals of drawing will be covered as part of the class. Material fee of $25, payable to instructor. Course Number: 64DS June 9, 2012 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: David Shkolny Fee: $45 member/ $50 nonmember Four-Day Summer Watercolour Workshop Discover the joy of painting on location in a beautiful garden landscape. Students will be encouraged to develop their own unique pieces of work, as well as express themselves boldly for the duration of the course. The class is suitable for intermediate level painters and students are responsible for their own supplies. Course Number: 77JM July 16 – 19, 2012 (Monday – Thursday) 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Instructor: Joanna Moore Fee: $135 member/ $150 nonmember

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Projects NEW! Soapstone Carving Club For those soapstone carvers who don’t feel like making a mess in their house, come to the Garden and enjoy studio space and time to create among carving friends, old and new. Note: there is some stone available for purchase and limited tools provided, registrants are encouraged to bring their own supplies. Course Number: 02DBG Fee: $120 for all 3 sessions ($45/single weekend session) Session 1: January 14 and 15, 2012 (Saturday and Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Session 2: March 10 and 11, 2012 (Saturday and Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Session 3: May 12 and 13, 2012 (Saturday and Sunday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Glass Mosaic Table Top Discover the endless possibilities that mosaics offer by creating a glass mosaic table top or wall hanging. Learn how to cut and grind for shape, how to adhere glass to board, and how to grout and finish your piece. Choose from one of our pattern ideas or create your own. Finished pieces approximately 16”x16”. Materials fee of approximately $100 plus GST payable to the instructor. Classes are held at Bissett Stained Glass, 3104 Parsons Road, Edmonton Course Number: 04BSG January 24 – February 7, 2012 (3 Tuesdays) 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Instructor: Bissett Stained Glass Fee: $78 member/ $85 non-member

Fused Glass Pendants From squares to triangles or rectangles to diamonds, fused glass pendants are popular. Discover the world of hot glass and the fun of fusing by learning how to create your own unique glass pendants. Come and see what hot glass is all about. Materials fee of approximately $45 plus GST payable to the instructor. Classes are held at Bissett Stained Glass, 3104 Parsons Road, Edmonton Course Number: 18BSG March 22, 2012 (Thursday) 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Instructor: Bissett Stained Glass Fee: $30 member/ $ 33 non-member Beginner Lead-Came Panel Introduce yourself to the colours and textures of stained glass by building a traditional stained glass panel. In this course, learn to score and break, grind, lead, solder, and cement your panel. Choose from a variety of designs and build your own 10” x 15” panel to hang in the window. Students must come to studio before first class to choose pattern and glass. Additional tool rental/supply fee of $55 + GST and glass/other supplies fee of $65. Classes are held at Bissett Stained Glass, 3104 Parsons Road, Edmonton Course Number: 35BSG April 21 and 22, 2012 (Saturday and Sunday) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Bissett Stained Glass Fee: $108 member/ $ 120 non-member

Beadmaking Learn to make gorgeous beads using an oxygen/ natural gas torch. Learn basic shaping and decorating techniques, such as applying dots and spots, frits, spirals and raked designs. At the end, you will leave with several beads and the urge to keep beading! Materials fee of approximately $45 plus GST payable to the instructor. Classes are held at Bissett Stained Glass, 3104 Parsons Road, Edmonton Course Number: 13BSG March 10, 2012 (Saturday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Instructor: Bissett Stained Glass Fee: $50 member/ $ 55 non-member

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Bent Willow Armchair (or Loveseat) The Bent Willow Armchair is one of the classical designs in rustic furniture making. Step-by-step, you will learn the skills to create a lasting piece of furniture. Your project will be completed or near completion in this 1 ½ day course. A few home tools will be required. Please indicate at registration which project you wish to build, the armchair (one person project) or love seat (two person project). Course Number: 41PD April 27 and 28, 2012 (Friday and Saturday) Friday 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Paul Dolphin, Big Moon Rustic Furniture Fee: Armchair $260 member/ $285 non-member Love Seat $350 member/ $385 non-member Garden Sculpture Using basic tools of wire, tin foil, and natural fabrics to create your own fantastic garden sculpture. No experience necessary and anyone can do it! Just bring an old t-shirt and some tin foil, and all other supplies will be provided. Leave with a beautifully unique piece of art. Course Number: 42MG April 28, 2012 (Saturday) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Michelle Garraway Fee: $115 member/ $125 non-member

NEW! Intermediate Garden Sculpture Using the techniques you learned in the beginner class, learn how to build a standing statue for your garden. Bring a 100% white cotton t-shirt, thin tinfoil and all other supplies will be provided. Leave with a statue you have created yourself. Beginner class a prerequisite. Course Number: 52MG May 19, 2012 (Saturday) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Michelle Garraway Fee: $135 member/ $150 non-member Mosaic Patio Game Stone Create an all-weather game board for your deck or yard by combining glass mosaics and patio-stones. Enjoy a game of chess or checkers while soaking up summer. Learn how to create glass patio stones and the basics of sandblasting while you create your own game pieces. Come dressed to get dirty and have fun and go home with a 16” x 16” game board. Additional materials fee of approximately $55 plus GST payable to the instructor. Classes are held at Bissett Stained Glass, 3104 Parsons Road, Edmonton Course Number: 63BSG June 9, 2012 (Saturday) 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Instructor: Bissett Stained Glass Fee: $32 member/ $ 35 non-member Bent Willow Garden Arbour This fun and easy project can be built in a variety of styles and sizes to fit nicely into your garden. An arbour or bower gives your landscaping height, provides support for plants, frames an entryway, or just offers a spot to linger. This step-by-step course is suitable for beginners and experts alike. Course Number: 68PD June15 and 16, 2012 (Friday and Saturday) Friday 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Paul Dolphin Fee: Small arbour under 15 sq. ft. $250.00 member/ $275 non-member Large arbour over 15 sq. ft. 350.00 member/ $385 non-member

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Outdoor Soapstone Carving Workshop Join favourite sculptor Allan Waidman on Canada Day Weekend for a fabulous 3-day soapstone workshop. For this outdoor, back-to-basics course (ie. no power tools), bring your ideas or half-finished pieces and spend the weekend carving amongst friends, old and new. Course Number: 75AW June 30 – July 2, 2012 (Saturday-Monday) Sat and Sun: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Instructor: Allan Waidman Fee: $145 member/ $160 non-member NEW! Heron Garden Sculpture Learn how to build a 4-1/2 foot tall heron for your garden. This unique piece requires you to supply two white 100% cotton t-shirts and tin foil. Sample pictures would be helpful as well. All other materials will be provided. Be prepared to transport this wonderful statue home. Beginner class a prerequisite. Course Number: 78MG July 21, 2012 (Saturday) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Michelle Garraway Fee: $225 member/ $250 non-member

Photography and Interest A Beginner’s Photography Workshop This is the perfect course for anyone who is learning how to hold a camera, or has tried photography with poor results. The course will study camera basics and great photography techniques. Digital and regular film cameras welcome. Course Number: 32NB April 14 and 15, 2012 (Saturday and Sunday) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Nathan Burge Fee: $135 member/ $150 non-member

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PERSONAL WELLNESS Yoga Course – Winter Session 2 Purify, balance and strengthen the mind and body; a workout for your soul. Previous yoga experience is an asset. Held in the beautiful Ozawa Pavilion in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden. No class on February 14, 2012. Course Number: 01JC January 3 – March 20, 2012 (11 Tuesdays) Session 1 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Session 2 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm Instructor: Joyce Christian, RYT Fee: $114 member/ $126 non-member Yoga for Mental Clarity Workshop Meet the ancient science of Kundalini Yoga. A series of asanas (postures) that clear the head, balance the hemispheres of the brain and stabilize the cerebral spinal fluid. Kundalini Yoga has the potential to uplift anyone for the better. Purify, balance and strengthen the mind and body, a workout for your soul. This class will be held in the beautiful Ozawa Pavilion in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Course Number: 03LC January 19, 2012 (Thursday) 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Instructor: Lacie Cosgrove Fee: $27 member/ $30 non-member Pranayama and Kundalini Yoga Workshop Learn several breathing techniques, the therapeutic properties and the contraindications of each. A short sequence of Kundalini Yoga will be incorporated. Caution: Feelings of peace and bliss may arise! Please come on an empty stomach and bring your yoga mat, and a cushion or block to sit on if needed. Course Number: 15LC March 15, 2012 (Thursday) 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Instructor: Lacie Cosgrove Fee: $27 member/ $30 non-member

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Introduction to Qigong Discover the fundamentals of working with Chi. You will learn moving as well as meditation positions, all of which can be practiced in a few minutes every day to gain calmness, focus, and flexibility. Moves are simple and can be achieved regardless of health or age. Course Number: 19JM March 24, 2012 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Instructor: Janet Martin Fee: $77 member/ $85 non-member Yoga Course – Spring Session Purify, balance and strengthen the mind and body; a workout for your soul. Previous yoga experience is an asset. Held in the beautiful Ozawa Pavilion in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Course Number: 26JC April 3 - May 29, 2012 (9 Tuesdays) Session 1 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Session 2 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm Instructor: Joyce Christian, RYT Fee: $90 member/ $100 non-member Qigong for Meditation Use the theory and experience obtained in the “Introduction to Qigong” course to continue on your exploration of chi through meditation. Equivalent Qigong experience accepted. Course Number: 33JM

April 14, 2012 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Instructor: Janet Martin Fee: $72 member/ $80 non-member NEW! Body Rolling Yamuna Body Rolling is a fitness and therapy practice that combines healing, wellness, and injury prevention. Use 10-25 cm balls to strengthen, tone, and realign the body. Roll away aches and pains, get into great shape, and develop a pleasurable lifetime massage program that you can do anywhere! Class fee includes ball rental for course. Course Number: 37SO April 21, 2012 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Instructor: Sally Ogden Fee: $34 member/ $38 non-member NEW! Yoga for Neck and Shoulders Enjoy yoga outside in the beautiful botanic garden! Experience the practice at your own rate, using intense and relaxing poses with compassionate teaching for a therapeutic release. The pillars of this workshop are Breath, Strength, Integrity and Spirit. This class will be held in the beautiful Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Course Number: 81B-LC August 9, 2012 (Thursday) 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Instructor: Lacie Cosgrove Fee: $27 member/ $30 non-member

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DEVONIAN BOTANIC GARDEN Discover the Devonian Botanic Garden’s many treasures on one of our guided tours. Choose a walking tour, or travel in comfort on one of our trams. Book a group package, or come on your own and enjoy one of our hourly tram tours. Garden Express Tours for Active Seniors Groups For seniors groups of 25 to 35 people, includes round-trip transportation on an Edmonton Transit charter bus, admission, tram tour and hot lunch. Call to book. For information or to book a group tour contact 780-987-3054 ext. 2259 or visit www.devonian.ualberta.ca Located in Parkland County, 5 km north of Devon on Hwy. 60

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NEW! Family Gardening Come out to the Garden for an afternoon of learning how to garden as a family. Tour our working greenhouse, learn to choose and plant seeds, as well as use cuttings to grow new plants. All participants, those young and young of heart, will take home a plant they potted to add to their gardens. Course Number: 43DBG April 28, 2012 (Saturday) 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Instructor: DBG Staff Fee: $10 person /$35 family

CHILDREN’S AND FAMILY PROGRAMS Fused Glass Easter Eggs This Easter egg collection can add a little sparkle to any room of the house and will last all year round. Using frit and stringers decorate these Easter egg sun-catchers; no cutting involved. Your finished pieces will be approximately 2” x 3”. Child and parent can work on individual projects or work together. Materials/firing fee of approximately $50 plus GST which covers six eggs, is payable to the instructor. Classes are held at Bissett Stained Glass, 3104 Parsons Road, Edmonton. Course Number: 23BSG March 31, 2012 (Saturday) 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Fee: $27 member/ $30 non-member per project

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Father’s Day Bent Willow Bird House This willow project is the perfect activity for Dad and the kids! Join Paul Dolphin, a renowned willow furniture maker, to create this rustic bird house as a family. A few basic home tools will be required (a list will be sent). Maximum two people per birdhouse. Course Number: 71PD June 17, 2012 (Sunday) 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Instructor: Paul Dolphin, Big Moon Rustic Furniture Fee: $30 member/birdhouse or $35 non-member/birdhouse Kids Yoga Flow and Nature Workshop Connect with nature and all living things while learning to tune in with the earth’s energy that surrounds you. Children will develop awareness of their senses, and through yoga, foster emotional growth and mental well being. Nature walks, meditation with the butterflies, crafts, drawing, and yoga practice. Course: 65JC Instructor: Joyce Christian, RYT Session 1 June 10, 2012 (Sunday) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Ages: 3-6 Fee:$22 member/$25 non-member Session 2 June 17, 2012 (Sunday) 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Ages: 7-11 Fee:$27 member/$30 non-member

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Kids in the Garden - Family Education Programs A great program for the whole family to learn fun facts about our Alberta environment while getting out in nature! Program includes hands-on activities, games for the kids, as well as a guided tour of our greenhouses. Children must have an attending guardian. Fee: $17 adult /$8 child (includes gate admission for the day) Ponds and Frogs Bring along your rubber boots for a fun program of pond catching, full of frogs, fish, and fascinating wetland insects. Session 1: Course: 59DBG May 27, 2012 (Sunday) 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Session 2: Course: 82DBG August 11, 2012 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Insects and Butterflies Spend the morning catching all different types of fascinating insects and learning all about their adaptations and life cycles. Finish with an informative tour of the Butterfly Showhouse. Course: 69DBG June 16, 2012 (Saturday) 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Forest Wildlife Explore forests and hike trails with a trained naturalist, while searching for tracks and learning all about the fascinating animals that live right in your own backyard. Course: 80DBG July 29, 2012 (Sunday) 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SUMMER CAMPS New and exciting camps for 2012! Catch frogs, hike trails, tour greenhouses, and rediscover the natural world! All camps include environmental learning, games, crafts, and loads of fun! All campers receive a “Kids in the Garden” baseball cap. Call 780-987-3054 ext. 2226 to register your child today! Time Travel July 3 – 6, 2012 Ages: 5-7 10:00 am – 2:00 pm $115 Blast through eras in this timetravelling camp: from prehistoric times to space age adventures, you’ll have a millennium worth of fun in this extraordinary week!

Creatures of the Pond July 16 – 19, 2012 Ages: 5-7 10:00 am – 2:00 pm $115 Prepare for a week as a mad scientist out to discover creatures of our ponds: big and small, slimy and scary! Use microscopes and nets in a week of adventure and creation.

Nature Olympics July 9 – 13, 2012 Ages: 7-10 9:00 am – 3:00 pm $160 Make sure to warm up for this week of friendly competition. Working in teams, spend your days racing around the Garden, solving puzzles, and working to win the Gold in this new and fast-paced camp!

Art in the Garden July 23 – 27, 2012 Ages: 8-14 9:00 am – 3:00 pm $185 A perfect week to hone your artistic skills while still enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. Learn skills in drawing and painting, while still having the opportunity to create a variety of art and explore the Garden.

Running Wild July 30 – August 3, 2012 Ages: 7-11 9:00 am – 3:00 pm $160 Trek trails, build forts, and spend time exploring the Garden’s natural areas. Spend a week discovering all about forests and the fascinating creatures that live in them. Pirates of the Garden August 7-10, 2012 Ages: 5-7 10:00 am – 2:00 pm $115 Yo ho-ho and a bottle of juice! Set sail for a week of pirate adventures, crafts, and games on the high seas. You and your fellow crew mates will be explore the Garden searching for buried treasures and having fun along the way!

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BIRTHDAY GARDEN PARTIES A stress-free birthday party that will create lasting memories for your child and their friends! All parties are nature-based two hour programs, available for booking from May–October. Fees: $110/party (up to 15 children and 2 parents) Extra children ..................................................$10 Additional parents ............................................ $5

Available Party Packages Include: Kids And Critters (Ages 5-8) Going Buggy! (Ages 6-10) Ponds And Frogs (Ages 6-14) Crafty Garden Party (Ages 8-14) Wilderness Adventure (Ages 9-14) Catering options and gift bags available on request. Call 780-987-3054 ext. 2226 to book your party today!

“FRIENDS OF THE GARDEN” MEMBERSHIPS “Friends of the Garden” is a registered charitable society founded in 1971 to support the growth and development of the Devonian Botanic Garden. Your membership in the Friends of the Garden helps to keep the Garden growing! Membership Benefits • free admission for a year • 25 free seed packages - until March 31/12 • discounts on education classes, & shopping • discounted or first-in-line tickets to select events (e.g. Opera Al Fresco) Call 780-987-3054 ext.2227 or email DBGFriends@ales.ualberta.ca to join!

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• free subscription to Garden publications • discounts on Edmonton Horticultural Society memberships • shop early at the DBG Plant Sale • Single, family, senior, student and corporate memberships are available. Treat yourself or a friend! A membership is a great green gift!

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Facility Rentals

School Programs Kids in the Garden Field Trips Treat your class to a truly unique outdoor experience! Choose one of our curriculum-based environmental programs, including:

The Devonian Botanic Garden offers a unique setting for group functions of two to 160 people. Corporate retreats, meetings, workshops and social gatherings for up to 20 or romantic overnight stays for two, can be accommodated year round in the beautiful Ozawa Pavilion, a traditional Japanese teahouse. Family reunions, company picnics, birthday parties and special occasions can be celebrated in our garden tent or our Pine Pavilion (seats up to 160), during our open season.

Ponds ◆ Insects ◆ Plants ◆ Forests ◆ Animals Conserving Biodiversity ◆ Much More A few spots for spring 2012 still available. Interested teachers can contact our Education line at

780-987-3054 ex. 2226

To learn more, visit www.devonian.ualberta.ca or call 780-987-3054 ext. 2223.

Green School The Garden is pleased to offer Green School, a week-long innovative program offered to elementary classes. This curriculum-linked, nature-linked program offers a unique opportunity for teachers and students to reconnect with the natural world. Interested teachers can contact

780-987–3054 ex. 2228

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COURSE REGISTRATION In an effort to conserve forests, receipts and confirmations will be sent via email. To avoid cancellation of courses, please register at least two weeks prior to start of course. Registrations will be processed within a week of being received. To register, have the following information: • Course name and number • Your complete contact information • Payment (Visa, MasterCard, or cheque) • AMEX

5 Easy Ways to Register Online Registration www.devonian.ualberta.ca Mail Mail completed registration form to: COURSE REGISTRATION Devonian Botanic Garden University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E1 Email Send an email to: DBGeducation@ales.ualberta.ca Fax Fax completed registration form to: 780-987-4141

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Phone 780-987-3054 ext 2226 Office hours for phone registrations: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:00 – 4:00 pm Fees are due at time of registration by Visa, MasterCard, or American Express Cancellation Policy There are no refunds on course registrations. For cancellations received up to two weeks prior to course, registrants will receive 100% of course fees as a credit. For cancellations received less than two weeks prior to course, 50% of the course fee will be given as a credit. For cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to course or for non-attendance, no credit will be issued. Credit can be used towards Education courses at the Devonian Botanic Garden only. Full refunds are issued when the Botanic Garden cancels a course. Should the Garden cancel a course (insufficient registration, extreme weather, etc.) you will be promptly notified via email as soon as the decision is made and your money will be refunded. In the case of extreme weather, courses are considered running unless you receive notification otherwise. The Education Office is CLOSED Saturday and Sunday. Courses subject to change. Check the Devonian Botanic Garden website for updates.

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