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Celebrity Guests & Garden Experts
2015 HOME & GARDEN STAGE CELEBRITIES & Garden EXPERTS
Landscape Designer/Founder - Carson Arthur Design &
HGTV Canada's Critical Listing
the co-star of HGTV Canada’s Critical Listing and founder of Carson
Arthur Design, Carson Arthur has become a voice of environmentally
friendly landscape design on a global scale. By addressing outdoor
challenges with a keen sense of style and a passion for
eco-consciousness, Carson continues to reinvent the definition of
gardening. As part of the Critical Listing team for HGTV Canada, Carson
renovates the outdoor spaces for listed homes that need a little shock
Presentation Topic: "Show me the Money" - Landscaping has joined Kitchens and Bathrooms at the top of ways to improve your homes value. See how to make your gardens work for you!
“The New Low” Why Low-maintenance outdoor spaces are changing the face of outdoor living.
Janette and Jef presented by:
Lifestyle expert Janette Ewen is best known for her creative and original approach to interior design, fashion styling and entertainment. She has reported on the hottest trends for style publications–including Chatelaine, Canadian House & Home and The Globe & Mail–for over 10 years. Most recently, Janette co-hosted Inside the Box with Ty Pennington (broadcast in Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, France, Australia and the UK). She also appears regularly on national TV shows including Cityline and Canada AM.
Artist & Designer/ Co-Owner,
Experimental art rebel Jef Hancock has an uncanny ability to foreshadow global influence on design well in advance of his contemporaries, resulting in projects that run the gamut from gorgeous to evil genius. Founding Parker Barrow with business partner Janette Ewen
in 2013, Jef continues to experiment and create with whatever materials he can get his hands on. From furniture & product design to art installations and motorcycles, this daring designer continues to celebrate the spirit of process and experience within his creations. www.sbhancock.com
Janette & Jef's presentation:
5-Minute Quick Fixes and Overall Updates for Your Home. From hiding an ugly radiator, to styling your kitchen shelves, to rethinking your living room space this presentation will take the audience on a design tutorial full of quick and easy tips to fix, furnish and update your home
Cardel Renos Sales + Design Consultant
Renovation expert and Interior Designer, Marie-Claire Williams, is passionate about renovations. She brings both a personal and professional approach to each project, and helps guide her clients from concept to completion. She caters her sense of style to fit each project individually without sacrificing functionality; and her stand out designs make her one to watch. Be sure to catch Marie-Clare’s renovation tips and tricks on Cardel DesignSide, Thursday mornings on CTV Morning Live.
Cardel Renos Sales + Design Consultant
Clare Gardner creates beautiful and highly personalized interiors. As a renovation expert and interior designer she works with clients to find creative and functional solutions to their design dilemmas. Her inspiring designs help to awaken her client’s personal design style and bring their homes back to life! Watch for Clare’s renovation and design tips on Cardel DesignSide, every Thursday on CTV Morning Live
The Fashionable Home
Renovation and Design experts Marie-Claire Williams and Clare Gardner,
as seen on CTV’s Cardel DesignSide, are here to show you the insider
secrets to styling your home. Now more than ever interior design trends
are inspired by the runways of Paris, New York and Milan. Come see the
girls unveil the style secrets you’ll need to know to bring the top
fashion finds into your home.
Founder, Poppy Innovations
Sharon McCormick founded Poppy Innovations in 2012 with the goal of building a healthier community by empowering people to make healthy food choices. An agripreneur at heart, Sharon shares her enthusiasm for eating well by providing “gate to plate” programs and workshops that teach about growing, harvesting and cooking with wholesome produce. Sharon also partners with a number of local, like-minded organizations like Calgary Farmer’s Market, Calgary Co-op and Alberta Health Services. www.poppyinnovations.ca
Revival of Growing Your Food
Join Poppy Innovations to learn how to reconnect to our food system for improving our health and our community. Our demo will give you practical ideas and tips to engage everyone in growing and cooking your own food. Get in touch with your inner foodie!
Interior Designer/Owner, The Heather Company
Heather Draper has over 10 years experience as an interior designer, boasting a solid and loyal following in Calgary. A bedding guru, Heather launched The Heather Company Collection in 2013, and personally selects each piece in the collection while simultaneously consulting on interior design projects for her clients. She is passionate about beautiful, high quality fabrics and this is echoed in her collection, as well as her own boudoir, where she sleeps sweetly knowing she is helping others do the same.
for 2015 how to live with or without them!
A review of the most discussed trends for 2015 and how to realistically
incorporate into ones decor. We will also discuss how it identify a trend with
legs...and when to ignore a trend completely!
Owner, Dafoe Design
Joanne graduated from the University of Guelph in Horticulture and Landscape Design. With 10 years of industry experience, she currently heads a successful exterior design company, Dafoe Design. Joanne regularly shares her gardening and landscaping knowledge on TV, radio and in print.
Demystifying 10 Garden Myths
Gardening tips are passed on from generation to generation, but do they actually work? Do we need tar or paint to cover newly pruned trees? Are organic fertilizers better than synthetic? Join Joanne Dafoe of Dafoe Design as she demystifies the truth and fiction of garden folklore.
Instructor - Land, Water, and Horticulture Programs - Olds College
Annelise is a member of the horticulture team at Olds College, teaching plant identification, botany, plant physiology, taxonomy and gardening business basics, like communications and sales. She regularly appears on the Garden Stage at the Calgary Home + Garden Show and often presents at other industry events. Annelise has an eternal quest for lifelong learning and enjoyment in the garden - no matter what the season.
Divide and Conquer your Garden
Take the successes you have within your own garden and exploit those plants to your hearts content. Build a unifying feature of color or texture within your garden by repeating that star performer. Identify some principal players in the central Alberta landscape and give them a leading role to harmonize your surroundings. Let’s talk about when and how to divide perennial herbaceous plants.
Ken Beattie's career, spanning over four decades, has positioned him as one of Canada’s most notable resources in the plant world. He completed his degree in Horticulture at the Niagara Parks Botanic Garden and received his doctorate in 2011.
As host of the popular television series, Get Growing, Ken proves that the smallest changes can make a world of difference. He also serves as the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Manager of Habitat Programs and delights audiences worldwide with his series, The Earth’s Garden.
The Wildlife Friendly Garden &
So You Garden in Calgary......Eh?
P.Eng, MA (Architecture)
Sotheby’s International Real Estate Canada
Educated in Engineering, Urban Planning and Architecture, Halyna brings her passion for homes and dedication to her work with her clients. Halyna has extensive knowledge about architectural history and design – heritage homes especially. Her in-depth understanding of construction techniques, building materials and design, provide her clients with unparalleled expertise and professional insight. Halyna takes an engineering-solutions approach to home selling and buying. She focuses on selling Unique Inner City properties and helping buyers make smart and informed decisions.
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Friday - Downsizing Simplified; What you need to consider, options and pitfalls to avoid. There
are many things to consider before making the decisions to downsize or
right size your home. Get tips and a step by step system to make wise
options and avoid costly pitfalls.
Saturday - Home Selling Simplified; Moving Smart in Today’s Market
your home is one of the biggest, most complicated and stressful
decisions you can make. Find out the formula to simplify the process
and maximize your results.
Owner, Lil' Pink Daisy Florals
After several years of teaching high school English, Joanna decided to pursue something different and spent 5 years working for some of Calgary's top floral boutiques. In 2011, she took her passion for flowers to the next level and created her own floral company, Lil' Pink Daisy Florals. Joanna regularly collaborates with local brides, Calgary's fashion, lifestyle and home design experts as well creates floral design for magazine features & charity events. www.lilpinkdaisyflorals.com
Presentation Topic: Go from old to new with shabby-chic centerpieces!
Learn how to transform shabby to chic in a matter of minutes. You’ll be the host with the most, thanks to ideas for creating one-of-a-kind centerpieces using vintage and household treasures such as birdcages, canisters, birch logs and cowboy boots. Dinner guests, prepare to be wowed!
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 including The Gardener for the Prairies and Calgary Gardening, as well as appearing on TV and radio.
Heirloom Edible Gardening in Alberta
you are interested in growing heirloom edibles for their great taste,
nutrition and variety or wanting to assist in the work to safeguard the
genetic diversity of the plants that sustain us, Janet will give you
insight into the wonderful world of heritage seeds.
Garden Folklore and Wisdom
Garden folklore is the wisdom of the ages handed down from gardener to gardener. Accepted and trusted we all know it works, just not why! explores some of the fascinating traditional folklore that abounds in gardening, the scientific knowledge that backs up what our grandmothers practiced and how it applies to Calgary gardeners.
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Home + Garden Stage presented by the Calgary Herald, designed by The Heather Company
Seeking sweet relief on a home improvement project? Look no further than Canada’s most talented designers, gardeners and home improvement specialists on the Home & Garden Stage. Celebrity presenters including local favourite Heather Draper will deliver insight to soothe any home design distress, while the city’s finest greenthumbs inspire plots so perfect, the neighbours will be green with envy.
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presented by Western Living, furnished by F2 Furnishings, designed by Wicket Blue Interiors
If you need to relax and rejuvenate after a long day at the show, saunter over to our Chic, design-inspired Floform Lounge. Join us for a glass of wine, a quiet nook and a great meal to put the pep back into your step.
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