I am writing to share this extraordinary knowledge for growing plants and healing humans that is part of this podcast. Listen and enjoy. I am researching and incorporating this year on all our land and gardens. We will record and share the results and put together a workshop about this amazing process.


You can see more resources on Matt’s work at http://www.cultivateelevate.com

So exciting!!


Upcoming Workshop

Thinking of the garden? Want to get some great tips for gardening? Come down to this workshop if you are local. Limit of 90 participants. Hope to see you there!!

Sangudo & District Horticultural Club Presents: Our Annual Gardener Workshop

Spend the day with fellow gardeners ~ As the club is Celebrating 40 years!

Saturday, January 28, 2023

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Cherhill Community Hall, Cherhill Alberta (Hwy 43N and Sec Hwy 764)

Registration: $35.00/person

pay by e-transfer to sangudohortclub@gmail.com. If you do not do eTransfer, cheques can be mailed to Box 466, Sangudo, AB TOE 2AO.  If you are going to mail a cheque, please send Heather an email or give her a call indicating that you will be participating. 

~ includes catered lunch, beverages, & snacks ~ mini-trade show

Registration deadline January 19 – 90 person limit

~ win a cookbook ~ door prizes ~ Free A’Bunadh Seeds for first 75 registered

Topics for the day

The Modern Peony: Cultivating Beauty and Unlocking Landscape Utility. Nick Maycher’s presentation covers good reasons to grow peonies, their basic growing requirements, suggested cultivars for building a staggered bloom sequence, short types for rock gardens, and best landscapers — peonies that stand up and stand out.

The Amazing World of Succulents. With their amazing array of colours, shapes, and textures, Elaine Rude’s presentation (via Zoom) shows us why she thinks every garden should include some of these gems. The hardy species thrive in challenging areas of our gardens with minimal care while tender species make great outdoor container arrangements and transition well to spending the winter indoors.

More information:

http://www.ABHortA.ca for updates, presentation details, & speaker bios

• find us on Facebook @sangudoanddistricthorticultureclub

• sangudohortclub@gmail.com

• call Carolyn (780) 674-4913 or Heather (780) 674-1575

Cherhill is 10 minutes east of Sangudo, 1 hour west of Edmonton. Cherhill Hall at 56102 Range Road 53, south off HWY 43 at Range Road 53


Nick Maycher, Prairie Peonies, Edmonton. Nick has been growing peonies with an all-consuming passion since his early twenties. Nick’s passion project is the Prairie Peonies Display Garden, with 150 carefully curated peony cultivars all grown on a city plot in Edmonton. Nick’s collection celebrates the

rich and diverse history of peonies and contains historic heirlooms, fragrant wonders, award winners, Canadian hybrids, best landscapers, and cutting-edge new introductions.

Elaine Rude, Paintbrush Garden Design and Consulting. Elaine wears many hats: she is a master gardener, garden designer/consultant, volunteer, educator, and a writer. But most of all, she is passionate about plants. With limited water resources on her acreage NW of Calgary, Elaine has eagerly dived down the succulent rabbit hole.

Hosted in partnership with

County of Lac Ste Anne

Seed catalogue is out!!


New Catalogue for 2023

Hooray! Draft one of the new catalogue is here! It is almost formatted correctly and needs a bit of tweaking, but enjoy anyway! Go to the very bottom of this post to download the catalogue.

It is our 20th Anniversary so we will be including a free gift with the first 20 orders in celebration! Thank you for supporting us for years or for just finding us! We look forward to serving you for years to come!

Merry Christmas

Happy Christmas to all! I hope your holidays are filled with the joy of family and love and abundance and health. All the best in 2023!

Soon we will have the new catalogue out and I thank everyone for their patience and continued support. I hope your garden yielded you an abundance of wholesome and delicious food for you and your loved ones. What a gift!

Take care of each other and we will hear from all of you soon!

Seed Saving Workshop

I am offering the seed saving workshop for the 2022 on Friday November 11, from 11:15 to 4:30. Cost is free and we are going to cover many aspects of seed saving with lots of hands on and time for questions. Email your willingness to help and bring a potluck item.

Oh and everyone bring clothing suitable to cold weather and leather work gloves if you have them.

See you then.

Seed sale on Now!!

Now until November 25, all seeds on sale from the 2022 Catalogue( what we have left)! Buy one, get one free. Download the catalogue and send email order requests to abunadhseeds@gmail.com

Be sure to spell it right! We will respond and let you know if something is sold out. All orders will also receive a free item of our choice. We thank you for your continued support and we look forward to serving you soon! ❤️😁🙏

Changes to event dates

Hello everyone

Springtime in Alberta

So given we are back to this, I will have to postpone the strawberry planting and learning opportunity scheduled for this Saturday April 30. We will have to try in a week or so. Contact me if you have registered and can make it the following Saturday.

There was a mix up on the dates I had listed on different sites for the Greenhouse Workshop. I had posted May 14 here but it is actually May 15. If you registered and are unable to do that date, please contact me for a refund. So sorry about that.

I was out doing ground prep and the garden is ready for planting as soon as the dirt dries up a bit. Thought I would get the spuds in early this year but the weather fouled that up. No worries, plenty of time and if you are a gardener you have learned the lesson of patience by now!!

The greenhouse is full of tomatoes and peppers, eggplants and herbs, coleus, columbines and now early squash and watermelon. Good thing the propane heater is going, and some days the plants are already outside. So I have been satisfied that my hands are in the dirt.

Today’s chore is to fill the water tank at the greenhouse with rainwater as all those plants get thirsty! We will be eating early lettuce and greens out of the beds soon. Remember, now is the time to plant your spinach, beets, parsnip, kale and radishes, lettuce and even peas and carrots. Most can just go on the snow in the garden and will sprout when this melts. Yes, it’s true! The only ones which should be pushed in the dirt a bit are the peas. So the birds don’t get the seed, because they are hungry too!

Stay hopeful! All is well as per normal in Alberta! 😄