In addition to enjoying a continental breakfast on Saturday, September 24, 2022 we are thrilled to welcome Paul Zammit as our guest speaker. His presentation, entitled “Rethinking Beauty: Inspiring Gardeners in a Changing World”, will challenge us to ask, and maybe answer the questions: do you ever wonder how and why you garden?
Are we just striving for something that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye? With 30 plus years of experience in the horticulture industry, Paul now finds himself questioning some traditional gardening practices as we face both climatic and biodiversity challenges. He believes we must have a closer look at the important role both private and public gardens play beyond their property lines.
Paul, a graduate of the University of Guelph, is a professor of Horticulture at Niagara College. Prior to joining the faculty, Paul held the position of Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden for 10 years. He is a passionate and energetic gardener, avid photographer and lover of nature, who has been delivering insightful and entertaining presentations across Canada, throughout the US and internationally, in countries such as Switzerland, Germany, Bermuda and South Africa for over 30 years. For the past six years, Paul has been providing gardening advice on the CBC Here and Now radio program. In 2017, Garden Making magazine selected Paul and his wife, Uli Havermann, as two of Canada’s top 20 people shaping gardens across Canada.
Paul has been the recipient of a number of awards including the 2019 and the 2021 Garden Communicator of the Year award from Landscape Ontario.
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