Presenting our Centennial Book

Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo A Photographic History

Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo: A Photographic History tells the stories of the people who worked at the Sutherland Forest Nursery Station, the trees distributed to prairie farmers, the evolution from nursery station to a city park, the move of the animals to the site all the way to the sites centennial in 2013.

Amazing archival and contemporary photographs are combined with insightful vignettes from the forest nursery station's beginning on a stubble field through two World Wars and the Depression, to its transfer to the City of Saskatoon and subsequent developments.

About the Author - Sara Williams

Retired as the horticultural specialist, University of Saskatchewan, Sara Williams is the author of numerous gardening books, most recently, the new and revised edition of Creating the Prairie Xeriscape. She also has written hundreds of articles on horticulture.Sara was inducted into the Saskatchewan's Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2013.

She developed her first garden in the 1960s in the school courtyard in Tanzania, East Africa where she was a volunteer teacher. More recently she has helped to raise over $200,000 for a hostel for Tanzanian girls so that they can attend secondary school. She gardens on 5 acres of sand near Saskatoon.

Book Sales and Contacts

The book is available in Saskatoon from McNally Robinson, PAW's Inn at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo, the University Bookstore, Western Development Museum Gift Shop in Saskatoon and Turning the Tide Book Store for $20.00.

If you are outside of Saskatoon, you can contact Claire Bullaro, 306-373-1787 or email