Saturday Key Note Presentations
This year’s conference features two dynamic and well known keynote speakers.
Paul Zammit, Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden
The Power of Horticulture
Biography: Paul Zammit, a graduate of the University of Guelph, is the Nancy Eaton Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden. He is a regular speaker at garden clubs and horticultural trade shows inspiring audiences across Canada and in the United States. In recent years, Paul has presented in Germany, Switzerland and Bermuda. He has appeared both on television and in print. Paul and Uli’s home garden has been featured in Canadian Living, Gardening Life, Canadian Gardening and Gardening How-To. His personal garden was awarded first place in the environmental garden category in the 2001 City of Toronto Garden Contest followed by an award in 2003 for the Best Use of Plant Material in the City of Toronto West District Garden Contest. Paul’s container designs have also been showcased in numerous gardening magazines. Most recently, on the cover of the May 2011 issue of Canadian Gardening. In 2008, he won first place in the Scotts Miracle-Gro, Do Up the Doorstep competition, for his container entry at Canada Blooms. Paul has been awarded the Young Professionals award by the Perennial Plant Association. In 2010, he was the recipient of an Industry Service Award. Formerly, he was at Plant World, a large retail garden centre where he was the perennial department manager for almost two decades.
Dr. Whitney Crenshaw, Colorado State University Entomologist
Gardening for Insects…or Not!
Bulletin referenced in his talk: Protecting and Enhancing Pollinators in Urban Landscapes
Biography: Dr. Whitney Cranshaw is a well-known professor and Extension Specialist of Entomology at Colorado State University. Since 1983 he has conducted a broadly based program directed largely at answering questions involving arthropod pests that are common in and around yards, gardens and homes. During this period he has written more than 80 research publications and several hundred related to Extension and outreach, including books Pests of the West, Garden Insects of North America, Guide to Colorado Insects, and, most recently, Bugs Rule! An Introduction to the World of Insects. His work has been awarded several recognitions by the Entomological Society of America including the Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension, Recognition Award for Urban Entomology, and the Distinguished Achievement Award in Horticulture.