Sustainability Speakers Series

The Sustainability Speakers Series is a monthly event hosted by Saskatchewan Environmental Society volunteers and the Saskatoon Public Library. These environmentally themed presentations are free for all to attend in the basement Meeting Room at Frances Morrison Library (311 23rd St. E., Saskatoon). 

Talks, including the Q+A portion, start at 7:00pm and end by 8:30pm. These are in-person events. Recordings of some of the presentations are posted on the Library’s YouTube channel several days after the event. More information about upcoming presentations can be found on the Saskatoon Library’s online calendar.

Upcoming Sustainability Speakers Series Presentations

September 19 with Sara Williams (in-person only) / Xeriscape: Low Water, Low-Maintenance Gardening

The principles of xeriscape (design ideas that conserve water, soil improvement, efficient irrigation, reducing conventional lawn areas, and mulching) and the best of the hundreds of hardy and drought tolerant plants for prairie gardens will be described by Sara Williams.

October 24 with Steve Shirtliffe / Sustainable Agriculture in the Digital Age

Dr. Steve Shirtliffe of the Plant Sciences Department at the University of Saskatchewan will describe his current research on sustainable agriculture, including the role of big data in the future.

November 21 with Bob Halliday / The Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Expansion Project

Saskatchewan is proposing a significant expansion of irrigation based on water supplies from Lake Diefenbaker. The history of irrigation in Saskatchewan and planning for the future will be discussed by Robert Halliday, professional engineer and SES vice-president.