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Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Reputation: International

Speakers’ Bureau of Alberta©

Jim Hole lives in Edmonton Alberta and works nearby at his family's greenhouse and garden centre in Saint Albert, where divides his time between writing about what he does and doing what he writes about.

Explaining what makes plants tick is Jim's specialty, and he does it without ever losing sight of the beauty and wonder that makes gardening enjoyable.

In addition to writing bestselling books, newspaper columns for the Edmonton Journal and Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Jim can be heard on CBC radio and seen on various TV stations.

Jim is Alberta's most articulate horticulturist – and one of the most knowledgeable. He is ardent about plants, the environment and business. His passion inspires audience members to "get down and dirty" and to regenerate their lives with horticulture. His humour and engaging spirit are legendary, making him a highly sought-after speaker nation-wide.

Jim's current challenge is the relocation of Hole's Greenhouses to a new state-of-the-art facility next to Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park. The Enjoy Centre is a 242,000 square foot, internationally recognized, award-winning community of partners. It includes greenhouses, a wellness spa, a restaurant, a deli, a kitchen tool store, an organic food store, a wine store, a bakery, a garden centre and a convention/conference space – everything you need to create a lifestyle about you.

Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture (Plant Science major) from the University of Alberta, he is a Certified Professional Horticulturist with the American Society for Horticultural Science, a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture on the Prairies.

Jim is also Past President of the University of Alberta Alumni Association and co-chaired the University's Centenary Celebrations.

Jim is the son of the former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Lois Hole.

Partial List of Presentations

Alberta Dental Association
Alberta Recreation Facility Personnel Association
Camrose Agricultural and Exhibition Association
County of Two Hills
Food Secure Canada
Landscape Ontario Agricultural Exhibition Association
Leduc Public Library
Lethbridge Exhibition Park
Lloydminster Agricultural Show and Exhibition X2
Mountain Lady's Greenhouse
Norquest College
Northern Lights County
Pembina Agriculture and Recreation Association
Red Deer College
Red Deer Regional Hospital Foundation
Saint Paul Community Learning Association X 2
Saskatoon Home and Garden Show
Trail (BC) Communities in Bloom
Two Hills Agricultural and Exhibition Association X2
Vermilion Chamber of Commerce
Wainwright Communities in Bloom

For more information contact the Speakers’ Bureau of Alberta©: 1.866.420.3338 toll free info@speakersalberta.com

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