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As the co-host of HGTV’s Critical Listing and star of HGTV Canada’s new series, Home to Win, Carson Arthur is a landscape designer focused on environmentally friendly design, and teaches homeowners how to raise the value of their homes through outdoor renovations.He’s the author of the sold out book Garden Designs for Outdoor Living and the spokesperson for Canadian Tire’s latest initiative – Canvas, a line of outdoor furniture and accessories. He‘s also the international ambassador for Save the Children, and shares his expertise in growing food to help end the cycle of poverty for children all over the world.

Presentation Topics:  
TV Gardening Shows…on the Endangered List
Has gardening officially left television for good or will the new generation of eco-homesteaders help to revive one of Canada’s most loved hobbies? Carson gives us sneak peaks at what is yet to come!
Top 5 Places to Renovate Outdoors
 Kitchens and Bathrooms have always been the best spot to spend your renovations dollars - until now. Find out why improving the outside of your home is creating bigger returns for you and the environment!

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Claudia Bolli
Owner, Wild Green Garden Consulting

Claudia Bolli shares her passion for growing food and creating healthy, edible landscapes through workshops, permaculture design, and greening projects with schools. Her education includes a Diploma in Biological Sciences, a Permaculture Design Certificate, Organic Master Gardener and Master Naturalist training.
Presentation Topic: 
Creating Wellness and Connection in the Garden
How to use features plants and activities to create well-being. 

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The no guff gardener

Farmer’s daughter, army brat and university graduate in Horticulture, Donna Balzer is the no guff gardener. She co-hosted the award winning, internationally broadcast, “Bugs & Blooms” on HGTV, answers Alberta-wide garden questions on CBC radio and is a regular columnist for the Calgary Herald. Canadian best selling No Guff Vegetable Gardening is her most recent book and is based on her love for growing food.

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Presentation Topic: 
Strategies for No Guff Gardening: Change your world, one cabbage at a time!

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Adele Goodwin
Owner, Earthworm Landscaping 

Life so much easier when you have a great plan for your garden! In just a few fabulous hours with Adele Goodwin, experienced and award winning designer, you will be inspired and empowered to pull together an amazing landscape to enhance your home and lifestyle. For a surprisingly reasonable fee you can approach your outdoor projects with creativity and confidence.

Presentation Topic: Daring Deck Design
The best way to increase the living space of your home is to create an outdoor space! One of Edmonton's most creative landscape designers will open your eyes to the possibilities and pitfalls of building this structure in your garden. Step outside to more privacy, more functionality, more comfort, and more fresh looks. 

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Tina Burback
Manager Greenland Garden Centre

As a busy mom, manager for Greenland Garden Centre and 630 Ched Garden Show Host, Tina Burback knows how valuable fuss-free gardening is. Endless hours in her veggie plot (and too much kale to speak of), have helped this horticulturist harvest the best advice for families wanting to grown their own fresh food.

Morgan Webb
Seed Check Tecnologies & Greenland Garden Centre

Though he spends his days as a seed analyst for Seed Check Technologies, Morgan moonlights at Greenland Garden Centre as a tree and shrub expert, and co-host of the 630 CHED garden show. Gardeners love his down to earth advice and humble approach.  

Presentation Topic: Reap What you Sow - Successfully Growing Your Own Groceries
With good reason, growing your own produce has become one of the strongest trends in gardening. By planting and harvesting edibles, you can eliminate pesticides, save money and spend valuable time outdoors with family. Edible gardening experts Morgan Webb and Tina Burback will share tips and tricks for grocery gardening along with the most productive fruit and vegetable varieties for our area, fragrant herbs for cooking, kid friendly choices and so much more.

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Owner, Heather de kok floral design

Heather has been in the floral industry for over 20 years. Her family started Grower Direct which propelled her to open her own store as well as her international design house, Heather de Kok Floral Design Inc. Heather has garnered attention from around the world and received numerous awards for her work. In 2015, she designed flowers for a White House State Gala that was hosted for the President of China. Heather affirms her positivity saying “I can’t believe that every day I wake up and am ready to get to work long before my store even opens.”
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Presentation Topic: Flowers and Feelings
How do flowers impact our day to day life, at work and at home? Do they have an impact on us that we don’t even realize is happening? ​Join Heather de Kok as she discusses the amazing impact flowers have on all us. 

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Janet Melrose
Calgary's Cottage Gardener

Janet Melrose is Calgary’s Cottage Gardener, a growing micro-business specializing in garden consulting, coaching, education and Horticultural Therapy programs. After a career in Calgary’s corporate world, Janet’s lifelong enthusiasm for gardening led her to complete the Prairie Horticultural Certificate and Home Farm Horticultural Therapy Certificate through Olds College. Janet has a passion for sharing her knowledge for horticulture, contributing to the community through workshops and media outlets, as well as appearing on TV and radio.

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Presentation Topics:
Perennial Vegetables 
Square Foot Gardening 

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Deb Sirman
Co-Owner, Greenland Garden Centre

Deborah Sirman is co-owner of Greenland Garden Centre in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Deborah has grown up in the horticulture industry, studied through the University of Guelph and is passionate about gardening. One of the main hosts of the 630 CHED Garden Show, Deborah always enjoys sharing her practical, time efficient approach to gardening.

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Presentation Topic: Stuff We Love
Deb Sirman of Greenland Garden Centre thinks gardening is at its best when made easier and enjoyable. Deb will reveal the plants and products that her staff and CHED Garden Show hosts would not be without, plus some new items for 2016 that are a must to try. 

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Rob Sproule
Owner, Salisbury Greenhouse

As the owner of Salisbury Greenhouse in Sherwood Park, Rob loves sharing his passion for container gardening! He’s the author of 3 best selling gardening books, including Edible Container Gardening for Canada. He’s a firm believer that edible plants can be as gorgeous as bedding plants, and that we shouldn’t hide our vegetables in the backyard anymore. He lives in Sherwood Park with his beautiful wife Meg and young son Aidan.

Presentation Topic: Organic Pest Control 

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Kenton Zerbin
Owner, KZ Permaculture

Kenton Zerbin is an inspirational speaker, teacher & consultant who empowers others to repair degraded landscapes, grow food and build community. A teacher by degree, Kenton's passion is facilitating a quality education as a professionally certified permaculture teacher. He has designed multiple properties, taught in three countries and been a guest speaker for gardening groups, education conferences and universities alike.

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Presentation Topic: Stop Watering Your Garden! Permaculture Tricks to Take the Work Out 
Learn how to take the work out of your garden using these tricks and techniques to reduce, or even eliminate, your watering. Through intelligent design and proven techniques, we can conserve water, harvest water, and put water to work multiple times.