On the QT | The Official Newsletter of GWA August-September 2016 | Page 16

REGIONAL EVENTS media admittance to the show. There’s plenty of complimentary education on the show floor, but if a specific workshop is of interest, contact Jennifer Nelis. Marty Wingate will read from The Bluebonnet Betrayal, a mystery set at the Chelsea Flower Show, Sept. 10, at the Bellevue, Washington, library. REGION VII REGION VII STEVE BIGGS Sonia Day’s art show, Fry Day, featuring mixed-media paintings of chip trucks, runs from through Aug. 26 at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. Theresa Forte will direct two daylong photography workshops in the coming months. The first, geared to landscape professionals, will be held at Landscape Ontario Headquarters, Milton, Ontario, on Aug. 24 (visit Hort Trades Seminars for details). The second, held at the beautiful Niagara Parks Botanical Garden, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, is Sept. 10. Please call 905-356-8554, ext. 6201 for more information. Steven Biggs will speak at the Alumni Association of the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture, Sept. 10. On Sept. 25, Steven and his daughter, Emma, will make and serve Emma’s Creamy Garden Vegetable Soup at the Soupalicious festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in support of the Plant a Row – Grow a Row program. Go to Soupalicious for details. Dan Cooper will speak on “Gardening from a Hammock” and “Low-maintenance Gardening” to the Coldwater and District Horticultural Society in Coldwater, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 15. Ellen Novack will speak about “Gardening from a Hammock” and “Low-maintenance Gardening” to the Woodbridge Horticultural Society in Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 19. Garden writers will have lunch and tour A. P. Whaley Seeds in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, during the 2016 AAS Edible Trials. REGION III Diane Blazek invites GWA members to the Region III Connect Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 25. The meeting is during the All-America Selections and National Garden Bureau’s annual Summer Summit, Aug. 24-26. This annual event is an opportunity for AAS judges, display gardens, breeding companies, brokers and media to gather and visit trial sites, as well as other interesting horticulture locations in one central area. Garden writers, GWA members and nonmembers are invited to meet just outside Madison to tour the impressive sustainable landscaping at Epic Systems, including a behind-the-scenes tour of this award-winning landscape installation. Then, travel a short distance to the idyllic setting of A. P. Whaley Seeds in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, for a lovely lunch before touring the 2016 AAS Edible Trials. You can also mix and mingle with AAS judges, breeders, breeding company representatives and more. Visit the GWA Connect website for links, the day’s schedule, directions and to register. Sue Margraf asks GWA members to mark their calendars and plan to attend the Region III meeting and press event, Saturday, March 18, 2017, the opening day of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier. Details to come. REGION IV FNGLA is hosting The Landscape Show, Sept. 1-17 in Orlando, Florida. With an average attendance of 7,000 industry professionals and nearly 5 acres of exhibit space, FNGLA invites garden writers to enjoy free 16 • Throughout August and September, the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia, is presenting “Sweet Addiction - the Botanic Story of Chocolate,” in the exciting new horticultural exhibition space ‘The Calyx’. This is an exhibit you can taste! • Aug. 20-28 is the Daffodil Festival at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden in Mt Tomah, New South Wales, Australia. • Sept. 8 through Oct. will be the Tesselaar Tulip Festival in Silvan, Victoria, Australia. • Sept. 16-25 is the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. • Sept. 17-18 is the Garden Lovers Fair at Bolobek in Mt. Macedon, Victoria, Australia. • Sept. 24-25 brings the Plant Lovers Fair to K ariong, New South Wales, Australia. • Sept. 25 is Soupalicious soup-tasting and harvest celebration in Toronto. Community-minded chefs, caterers and restaurants create signature soups featuring fresh, locally grown produce. Soupalicious is presented by the Plant a Row • Grow a Row program. • Oct. 1-9 is the Leura Gardens Festival in Leura, New South Wales, Australia. • Oct. 5-6 is the Canadian Greenhouse Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. A trade show and information sessions for greenhouse flower and vegetable growers, garden centers, and nurseries. • Oct. 6-10 is the Brisbane International Garden Show in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. • Oct. 13-16 is the Berry Gardens Festival with eight private gardens open to tour near Berry, New South Wales, Australia. PHOTO COURTESY DIANE BLAZEK/ALL-AMERICASELEC TIONS.ORG Fame, his alma mater. A lifelong band geek, he will be fitted with his first letterman’s jacket.