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Botanical & Artisan Expo

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Do it for Her - Botanical & Artisan Expo is a one-day charity expo held in my Mother’s honour to raise money for the London Health Sciences Foundation – Cancer Care and the Fanshawe College - Karen Kloibhofer Tools of the Trade Award. The goal is to gather people from all over Southwestern Ontario to support those in need of help now and those who have big dreams for the future. So let's give back while we buy more plants!

To date, we have raised a total of
LHSF and Fanshawe College will get
half of the total!
Thank you to everyone who donated! You helped turn this harebrained idea into a reality 
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Events Coming Up!

2022 TBD

2023 - Saturday, September 9th London Civic Garden Centre 10AM-4PM


Past Events

Sunday, September 18th, 2022

10:00AM - 6:00PM

London Civic Garden Complex

625 Springbank Dr, London, ON N6K 4T1

Contact: Stef Kloibhofer


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Event Details


In lieu of vendor and entrance fees, we are asking everyone to donate. Please bring your "Thank you Ticket" or receipt to enter the event. We will also be accepting donations on-site. Tax Receipts will be provided from the charities at a later date.


For those who cannot attend, but still would like to help out with a donation, we cannot thank you enough for your support. Karen Kloibhofer always stressed the idea that any act of kindness, no matter how small, is never wasted. With your support Do it for Her can carry on Karen's legacy and support those in need of help now and those with big dreams for the future.

*The form needs to be filled out completely (phone number optional) for the payment to be processed, to ensure
the charities can properly process tax receipts*

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Thank you for helping make a difference!!!

Do it for Her - Backstory

I moved back to London, Ontario in May 2019 when my mother was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. The only thing I felt I could do was to make sure my Parents’ and Grandparents’ gardens were beautiful places for them to escape to and I worked hard to give them that sanctuary.

Since my Mother’s passing, gardening has brought me a new sense of purpose and community filled with extremely kind and welcoming people. Hell we all know how demanding plants can be, they make sure you get out of bed each day!


When I first became interested in this hobby I felt lost not knowing where to look or how to find the beautiful rare plants my mother and I had fallen head over heels for. After countless searches and reaching out to the local greenhouses.I found many wonderful companies and small businesses that supply rare and native plants. They work very hard to build a supportive environment while sharing knowledge on how to become a more proficient gardener.


In creating Do it for Her - Botanical & Artisan Expo we can bring together a wide variety of people to share in the joy of horticulture, support local businesses, and give back to those in need and those with big dreams for the future. 


My mother always pushed the need to live a life of service. She always pushed the notion that "any act of kindness, no matter how small, is never wasted." Creating Do it for Her has allowed me to carry on my mother's legacy and create a giant love letter to this city I call home.


So finally, explaining why the Civic Garden Complex. Well other than the fact that it is an amazing greenhouse and really provides the perfect environment for this event -  I chose the Civic Garden Complex because my Parents were married in these gardens 40 years ago and the Civic Garden Complex is where we celebrated my Mother’s life when she passed away. It has been such a major part of my life and I would love to make it an important part of other people’s lives too.

What's exciting for the next Do it for Her events...well you will have to keep an eye out on our Instagram account! Big things are coming and it's all because of your support. So thank you, this was just a harebrained idea, but you helped make it a reality.

   - Stef Kloibhofer


We want to raise as much money as possible for the London Health Sciences Foundation - Cancer Care and Fanshawe College - Karen Kloibhofer Tools of the Trade Award! Therefore, we are offering items for sale with a portion of the profits going to the event donations. The best part...this sale will continue between annual events. So look for new merch on our Instagram account!

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*Please note only donations will count as admission to the event. 


Door Prize!

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When you arrive check in with the front desk to either donate on-site or show your online donation and you will receive a (one) chance to win our Door Prize! The prize includes a
Do it for Her - Monstera graphic backpack, one Thai Beauty Caladium, a Starbucks rainbow glass mug, and Starbucks True North Blend Coffee Beans.

The winner will be chosen at 6PM on Sunday, September 18th. Only those who leave their name, phone number/email address are eligible to win.

See you there!

A Big thank you to BIOS Nutrience for the surprise contribution to the Door Prize and Starbucks for their donation!

Door Prize


London Heal Sciences Foundation

London Health Sciences Foundation - Cancer Care

Hope creates possibilities for patients and families impacted by cancer.

Over 600 Canadians are diagnosed with cancer every day. Receiving a diagnosis can be devastating to both the patient and their family, but they don’t have to do it alone. With the lack of funding and limited access to experimental treatments preventing many Canadians from overcoming this disease, you can make a difference. 

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Fanshawe College - Karen Kloibhofer Tools of the Trade Award

So much goes into making a great skilled tradesperson, time, passion, commitment, trust, confidence, and last but not least money. You need money to live, to go to school, to get other certifications, and to purchase the tools of your trade that are right for you.

That is why Karen wanted to create this award. She wanted each student in a skilled trade or apprenticeship program to have the opportunity to apply for an award that will help them become the best craftsperson in their chosen field that they can be.




Thank you for Donating to the Silent Auction!