Beth Edney

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Celebrity Garden Theatre
Saturday, March 8 at 3:30PM
Creating Award Winning Gardens – Container Craze 

Seminar: With more and more of us downsizing, many gardening enthusiasts are turning to containers for their garden substitute. Join Beth Edney, certified landscape designer, as she creates masterpieces in front of your eyes as well as unique examples of containers for all seasons.  

BIO: Beth Edney has won Awards of Excellence for her residential designs. She runs an exclusive design firm: Designs By The Yard Inc., and is excited about her new partnership with Frank Ferragine for an online design service called Teamscape. Beth is an active member of Landscape Ontario. She is also kept on her toes by teaching part time at the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, Humber College and to her peers in the industry.

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Jim Mackiewicz – Wild Birds Unlimited

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Celebrity Garden Theatre
Friday, March 7 at 3:30PM 

Creating a Bird Friendly Garden

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Jim and his wife Linda are the owners of Wild Birds Unlimited. Jim offers his expertise in birding and nature to local community groups through talks on how to create a bird friendly and biodiverse backyard habitat using the five elements:  food, water, nesting, shelter and garden design. Community groups include horticultural societies, retirement homes and adult social groups. Jim loves to talk to young children (children’s groups include Beavers, Sparks, Cubs, local schools, including pre-school and elementary school classes and school environmental groups) and uses his Canadian Wildlife certifications as a basis for teaching the children the importance of  preserving  biodiverse habitats and advice and suggestions to help further the enjoyment of backyard birding.

Over the past thirteen years Jim has appeared on local TV shows to bring his passion for birds and nature to many living rooms. Most recently Jim appeared on CTV’s national news station and was interviewed by anchor person Sandy Ronaldo on the Great Backyard Bird Count. Jim has been twice featured on Breakfast Television, once on Canadian Living TV and an appearance on the CTV National news to discuss bats and bat houses. Jim and Lynda have also provided local TV personality Frank Ferragine (Frankie Flowers) with birding advice and products for a Frankie Flowers backyard birding segment on CityLine.  Jim has also written numerous birding articles for Ontario Gardening and has provided the important birding facts for articles in the Toronto Star and Metro daily papers. Jim writes the very popular store newsletter BirdTracks. The newsletter is received by over three thousand subscribers and features articles on local birding.

Wild Birds Unlimited in Toronto
5468 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M9B 6E3

Arlene Hazzan Green

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The International Home _ Garden Show is pleased to present Arlene Hazzan Green.

Celebrity Garden Theatre
Saturday, March 8 at 4:45PM


Arlene Hazzan Green and Marc Green are owners of The Backyard Urban Farm Company, a family owned business that designs, installs and maintains organic vegetable gardens in homes, schools, and businesses throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Arlene has been an avid vegetable gardener for over 20 years. She founded BUFCO with her husband Marc in 2009 when they realized that they could effect positive social change by encouraging and helping people grow their own food. In the gardening “off-season”, Arlene maintains a successful career working as a director in the motion picture industry.