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MG ADVANCED TRAINING : Shrubs ~ A Walk in the Garden

On a beautiful spring day at VanDusen Botanical Gardens, our enthusiastic instructor, Betty Cunnin, explains the characteristics of Rosaceae, the Rose Family. (The name comes from the type genus Rosa...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 14:15 | Read more >>

PROTECTING BC POTATOES : Potato Disease Info

What Gardeners Can Do to Prevent the Spread of Harmful Potato Pests Late blight : our # 1 concern!   What is Late Blight? •Late blight is caused by a fungal-like organism( Phytophthora...
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 16:21 | Read more >>

MG ADVANCED TRAINING : Native Plants with Dr. Richard Hebda

Derek , Vancouver MG, is currently completing his Advanced Training.  He's generously shared a few lovely photos of a recent Native Plant walk at VanDusen with Dr. Richard Hebda, ATP...
Vancouver Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 14:30 | Read more >>

JUDY ZIPURSKY: Leader, Mentor and Friend

For the incredible contribution she has made to Master Gardeners and our local community, one Master Gardener in particular is worthy of very special acknowledgement. Judy Zipursky , Vancouver...
Vancouver Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 19:36 | Read more >>

MYSTERY PLANT: Edgeworthia chrysantha (Paper bush)

In February,  a friend sent me a photo of a  plant she had come across on a walk and asked me to identify it.  She described an intoxicating, tropical perfume with clusters of largish...
Vancouver Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 19:02 | Read more >>

HEALING GARDENS Help All Involved

Through the Master Gardener Healing Committee (formerly led by Judy Zipursky for 10 years! ) Vancouver Master Gardeners are involved in a wide range of healing gardens.  These gardens are...
Vancouver Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 08:41 | Read more >>

WINTER WALK IN MILNER GARDENS

Before the mercury dropped to three degrees today in mid-February, my daughter and I took up the Milner invitation to walk among the snowdrops in the garden.  We were delightfully surprised, and...
Vancouver Island (VIMGA) Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 21:38 | Read more >>

KELOWNA SEEDY SATURDAY - PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Seedy Saturday Kelowna has been a tradition for at least 14 years in the Central Okanagan. Formerly organized by Jon and Sher Alcock of Sunshine Farms, this event just got bigger and better every...
Okanagan Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 22:58 | Read more >>

SEED SAVING AND THE MG CONNECTION

“It all started here, in the Floral Hall, over 20 years ago… That was 1990 and the very first Seedy Saturday in Canada took place in this very room!”
Vancouver Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 19:45 | Read more >>

BC COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM Newsletter Jan 2014

Get Your Community on the Map this year! Transform & Engage your CommUnity in 2014 Communities in Bloom is a program that provides a framework for community enhancement . Each year over 30...
Monday, January 13, 2014 - 01:00 | Read more >>

A VISIT TO OUR GARDENS : A Peek at Yushow's Pond

All are Welcome to the Garden! Yushow , a Vancouver MG, told us a bit about this lovely garden: I had this pond installed about 5 years ago.  It was winter but everything went well....
Vancouver Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 04:00 | Read more >>

FREE ENTERPRISE IN A COMMUNIST COUNTRY

In November 2013, Quesnel MGiT Rosie Wall travelled to Cuba with her husband Dave to teach workshops on soil health and kale to eager new agricultural entrepreneurs. Read about her extraordinary...
Prince George Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 16:45 | Read more >>

COMMUNITY CARE GARDEN PROJECT

UNBC Community Care Garden Project Undertaken May and June 2013,Prince George BC In March of 2013, the UNBC Community Care group approached the Master Gardeners with a request to help them update...
Prince George Monday, December 16, 2013 - 23:52 | Read more >>

WREATH DECORATING WORKSHOPS

Prince George MGs and MGiTs attended workshops in November on creating and decorating natural wreaths. Hosted by Heloise Dixon-Warren of Moose Meadows Farm in Quesnel, the members learned about the...
Prince George Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 17:53 | Read more >>

Guisachan Heritage Park Garden-Project

Our pilot project for this 'hands-on' venture at Guisachan Heritage Park has been a great experience for a group of Okanagan Master Gardeners and bodes well for the future of further projects...
Okanagan Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 12:27 | Read more >>

LAVERNE'S GARDEN EVOLUTION

On Sunday, September 29, 2013 an enthusiastic and cheerful group from our Chapter went to visit fellow MG Laverne de Yaeger's ½ acre garden in Lake Country. We'd last seen it in the...
Okanagan Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 21:05 | Read more >>

OKANAGAN MASTER GARDENER PHOTO MONTAGE

Okanagan Master Gardeners (MG) and Master Gardeners in Training (MGiT)volunteer at a variety of venues throughout the year in the Okanagan Valley.   From Osoyoos to Vernon you will...
Okanagan Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 18:53 | Read more >>

GROW A COMMUNITY ~ Riley Park: Seed to Sky Gardeners

Green peas, red cabbage and sunshine-coloured flowers burst from community garden plots that flank the parking lot at the Cityview Baptist Church. The plots are so narrow passersby might not even...
Vancouver Friday, August 9, 2013 - 15:49 | Read more >>

MGs ARE BUSY at the North Shore Hospice Garden

The North Shore Hospice garden shifts between a setting of busy activity with gardeners, and a restful refuge for patients and families.  It is also a place where gardeners exchange information...
Vancouver Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 17:14 | Read more >>

MAY AND JUNE in MASTER GARDENERS' GARDENS

Following a very wet spring in Greater Vancouver, we had record breaking highs at the end of June. There is a little white dog hidden in the title photograph; see if you can find the shady spot...
Vancouver Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 11:48 | Read more >>

IN MEMORY OF LAURA WELLS

Laura Wells, Class of 2004, was a quietly determined, but gentle person, with a passion for life. Her cheerfulness and enthusiasm for all her projects and hobbies was infectious. A group of us met...
Vancouver Friday, May 31, 2013 - 11:24 | Read more >>

THE MASTERS: Green Thumbs Go to School - A 1st hand look at Basic Training

Green thumbs go to school to learn in-depth gardening at the recent Vancouver MG Basic Training   Felicity Stone, a recent graduate from the Vancouver Chapter Basic Training has written a...
Vancouver Monday, May 6, 2013 - 12:27 | Read more >>

VIMGA VOLUNTEER SEASON- Behind the scenes

  VIMGA Volunteer Season: Behind the Scenes   VIMGA has always been challenged by its extensive area, stretching as it does almost from Campbell River to south of Duncan. Nonetheless, every...
Vancouver Island (VIMGA) Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 10:09 | Read more >>


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