Thursday, March 26, 2015

Job Posting for George Pegg Garden

George Pegg Botanic Garden
Student summer employment opportunities

The George Pegg Botanic Garden Society is accepting applications for enthusiastic students who enjoy working with people and being outdoors. The work involves a focus on garden maintenance.

Garden Supervisor
12 weeks, start date: first week of June 2015

Primary responsibility is daily maintenance at the Garden and supervision of staff and volunteers. Garden tasks include weeding, planting, and pruning. Other duties include restoration plan for historic plantings, presenting school programs and providing tours for visitors to the site.
Wage $15.00/hour or more depending on experience.

Garden Assistant
8 weeks, start date July 2, 2015

 Primary responsibility is daily maintenance at the Garden. Garden tasks include weeding, watering, mowing, and planting.  Other duties include general maintenance of the historic buildings and providing tours for visitors to the site. Wage: $14.50/hour


Employment Guidelines:
8:30am- 5:00pm, 40 hours/week
5 days a week, including some weekends
The Pegg Garden is 2.5 km north of Glenevis, AB.
Employees must have transportation to the Garden.
Health and safety training provided by Lac Ste. Anne County.

Qualifications:
Applicants must be between 15-30 years old (inclusive) and are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.
Experience in landscape maintenance, plant identification, or botany is an asset. Employees must have outdoor work clothes, including steel-toed footwear.

Deadline April 22, 2015
Submit a resume with cover letter, marked George Pegg Botanic Garden to:
Box 463, Sangudo, T0E 2A0

Fax: 780-785-2000 or email: LTaylor@LSAC.ca

For Information: Lorraine Taylor, Horticulturist, Lac Ste. Anne County
780-785-3411 or toll free 1-866-880-5722, 780-203-2968 (cell)

The George Pegg Botanic Garden is a Provincial Historic Resource. The 12 acre site is 50 minutes west of Edmonton, in scenic Lac Ste. Anne County. With the assistance of a team of dedicated volunteers we work to preserve the historic garden and to share information about the important botanical work of George Pegg by hosting special events, educational workshops, and school programs. Visit  www.PeggGarden.org

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Planning is underway for Art in the Garden 2015

Hello to our artist friends! Plans are now under way for the 3rd Annual Art Show & Sale at the George Pegg Botanic Garden! 

The date is Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, 2015As we confirm more details we will update this website. Our goal is to increase the number of artists at the show.  If you know other artists who would like to participate please spread the word!

The 2014 Art Show and Sale was great success.  Set up around the Garden, more than 20 artists showcased their talent. Our musical friends entertained visitors through the whole day.  We were pleased with the number of entries in the first Youth Art Competition. Visitors and vendors loved the spectacular weather. 

We plan to add a few more interesting pieces to the 2015 Art Show. We hope you will save the date and plan to be a part of this event. If you would like to register or need more information contact Hilde Keller at: hildekeller@gmail.com or Lorraine Taylor at 1-866-880-5722.

See our Art Show page here for registration form and information

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wet Felted Vessels Workshop

Wet Felted Vessels Workshop
Sunday, August 24
George Pegg Botanic Garden
With Lonna Cunningham
11am-2:30pm
$25.00 registration, includes all materials

Create felted vessels that can be used as decorative cache pots, yarn bowls, or catch-alls.

Lonna is a local author and fibre artist who discovered the magic of wool and works with it in all sorts of ways: spinning, knitting, weaving, and felting.

George Pegg Botanic Garden 780-203-0331 to pre-register

Friday, July 18, 2014

Pond Peering! *Still a few spaces left*

Monday, July 21  1-4pm
Pond Peering at Pegg- Pull on your rubber boots and head out to the pond! We’ll dip into the water to see who is living there.  Learn about some amazing plants that keep our wetlands healthy. AND become a Predacious Diving Beetle.  Come dressed for the weather.
$15.00/participant
7years +
Snack & drink provided

Outdoor Jamboree

George Pegg Botanic Garden
Outdoor Jamboree
Sunday, July 27 11am-3pm

$5.00 admission - Refreshments and food for sale - Entertainment
all day - Classic country music + old time rock & roll
Join us rain or shine! Sheltered location for any weather
Band: Just Us with Walter Dauble & Henri Therrien
Horticulture Hot Topic: Beneficial Backyard Bugs
Children’s Craft Project: Make a treasure book with Garden memories!

Free admission for entertainers, please sign-in on arrival

For more information: 780-203-0331   www.PeggGarden.org

2.5km N of Glenevis junction, off Hwy 43. Watch for the signs

Wet Felted Vessels Workshop

Wet Felted Vessels Workshop
Sunday, August 24
Wet Felted Vessels
With Lonna Cunningham
11am-2:30pm
$25.00 registration, includes all materials

Create felted vessels that can be used as decorative cache pots, yarn bowls, or catch-alls. 

Lonna is a local author and fibre artist who discovered the magic of wool and works with it in all sorts of ways: spinning, knitting, weaving, and felting.

George Pegg Botanic Garden 780-203-0331 to pre-register

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Photos from Art in the Garden & Our Thanks

Artist Maria Sieben painting at the event
Art in the Garden 2014 - Success!
Our 2nd annual Art in the Garden Show & Sale last weekend was a huge success! With lots of work and glorious weather we had a spectacular day of outdoor fun with a great turnout!

Here's a huge thank you to the ladies who organized the event: Lorraine Taylor, Carol Wagner and Hilde Keller

Thank you to all of the artists & vendors who joined us at the Garden. It was a pleasure to meet you all and to enjoy your lovely creations in such a beautiful setting! We would love to have you back - it's not too early to RSVP for next year!

Thank you to everyone who came to the Art in the Garden event! We hope you had a great time and are so grateful for your continuing support of the Garden. We welcome your feedback, please email your comments to ltaylor@lsac.ca with "Art Show Feedback" in the subject line

Photos from the event are available to view & download here:
http://megankruse.pass.us/pegg-artshow-2014


Lorraine Taylor, Carol Wagner & Hilde Keller