1.04 CALENDAR - Upcoming Events

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 00:55 -- Vancouver


VanDusen Botanical Garden Courses while we are not involved in these courses, we'd like you to know about them.

These events are sponsored by the Vancouver Master Gardeners and are open to the public..

Seedy Saturday - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Floral Hall VanDusen - Admission by Donation See MG Events or Community Events 

A Spring Affair - Lessons & Landscapes -  Sunday, March 12, 2017 - MJ Fox Theatre, Burnaby. - online registration details here 


MEMBERS: Please click on Vancouver at the right under Chapters OR sign in to the Vancouver Master Gardeners Membership Website for more specific meeting information.

2017 General Meetings

January 9 7:30 pm

February 6 (1st week) 9:30 am

( Spring update - March 12th )

April 10 7:30 pm

May 8 9:30 am

June 12 7:30 pm

SUNDAY September 24th - We are hosting the MGABC AGM

October 12th (Thursday) 7:30 pm

Nov. 6 (1st week) 9:30 am Chapter AGM

2017 WORKSHOPS - no workshops in June, July, August or September

January Small Garden Design with Reinier van de Pol

February Intermediate Botany with Linda Jennings

April WaterSmart Gardening with Ewan MacKenzie

May Pest and Beneficial Insects with Kristine Schlamp – Darts Hill Garden

October Date TBA- Fall Activities with Egan Davies – West Vancouver Seniors Centre – evening

October Plant ID Date TBA– Conifers with Jennifer Ryan

November TBD


2016 General Meetings in the Floral Hall - for QMGs and Students 

Date & Time Summary Description Mon, Jan 11/2016 @ 7:30 pm

Speaker - Gladys Azaria Oka
Topic - Testing for Toxic Chemicals in Two Vancouver Community Gardens

Mon, Feb 8/2016 @ 9:30 am

Speakers - Hayne Wai and Robert Wilmott
Topic - Essential Elements of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Mon, Apr 11/2016 @ 7:30 pm

Speaker - Egan Davis
Topic - Identifying Insects by their Damage

Mon, May 9/2016 @ 9:30 am

Speaker - Ewan MacKenzie - Prepare to be Waterwise

SPRING AFFAIR - from Dirt to Dixter - our annual Spring Seminar/ Update - Sunday, March 13, 2016 - MJ Fox Theatre, Burnaby.

We had a great time at The Spring Affair - from Dirt to Dixter - March 13th 2016, MJ Fox Theatre - Special Guests: Fergus Garrett, Plantsman and head gardener at Great Dixter in East Sussex &  Dan Hinkley, Plant hunter,  plantsman, writer and lecturer .

June 6th 7:30 pm TBD

September 12 9:30 am Kristine Schlamp TBD

October 13th (Thursday) 7:30 pm TBD

Nov. 7 (1st week) AGM 7:30 pm EVENING


2016 Workshops - members will receive registration details via email


Tues May 3/2016   10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (NOTE time change) Permaculture Design
   Instructors: Delvin Solkinson and Kym Chi
Thurs Jun 2/2016  9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Plant Disease Diagnosis
   Instructor:  Andrea Buonassisi
Thurs Sep 29/2016  9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Compost and Healthy Soils
   Instructor:  Catherine Dale
Sat Oct 29/2016    9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Deciduous Tree ID
   Instructor:  Jennifer Ryan



2016 Council - See the Membership Website

2017 General Meetings

January 9 7:30 pm

February 6 (1st week) 9:30 am

( Spring update - March 12th )

April 10 7:30 pm

May 8 9:30 am

June 12 7:30 pm

September 11 9:30 am

October 12th (Thursday) 7:30 pm

Nov. 6 (1st week) 9:30 am AGM

2015 Calendar 2015 - Floral Hall

Monday, January 12 (evening) – 7:30 pm

Monday, February 9th at 9:30 a.m.

Spring Seminar 2015 http://www.mgabc.org/content/spring-forward-march-8th-2015

Monday, April 13 (evening) – 7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 12  (morning) -

June 8 at 7:30pm  ~  "Replacing Invasive Plants with Native Plants ~ So What's the Big Deal About Invasive Plants?"
    speaker - Dr. Richard Beard
September 8 at 9:30am ~ "Growing Year-round Vegetables in Kitsilano"
    speaker - James Spears
October 5 at 7:30pm ~ topic is under discussion
    speaker - Egan Davis
November 10 AGM at 9:30am ~ topic is under discussion
    speaker - tba

2014 General Meeting Dates and Speakers

Jan 13th MONDAY- 7:30-10pm - Harvest Power/ Job Fair/ MG Grads
Feb 12th WEDNESDAY- 9:30 am - 12pm Training Fruit Trees with  Richard HallmanTHIS DATE WAS CHANGED from Feb 13th as we are no longer sharing Feb meetings with the Guides

Spring Seminar 2014 : Sunday March 16th

April 7th MONDAY- 7:30 -10pm GMO/GEO/Hybrids with  Harold Steves
May 12th MONDAY - 9:30 am -12 pm - with Sharon Hanna (previously May 13th, changed at VBGA request)

June 4th WEDNESDAY 7:30-10pm Growing Year-Round Edibles with Dr. Linda Gilkeson ( changed from 11th at request from VBGA Mar /13)

July/Aug No meetings Sorry if you missed us at The Epic Fest! http://epicfest.ca/home/visit/gardening-workshops/

Sept 9th 9:30am-12pm Janice Elmhirst BLIGHT NIGHT - click on Vancouver under Chapter Info for description

Oct 9th THURSDAY 7:30-10pm speaker Jo Canning : Preparing Soil For Winter

Nov 13th THURSDAY 7:30 -10pm AGM

nb- we alternate AGM times from morning to evenings yearly to allow members who work during the day to attend

*Joint Meetings with Guides: Joint Meetings with Guides will no longer be possible: After careful consideration, the Guide Leadership Team decided to dispense with the joint meetings at this time. "We have enjoyed them in the past but they are becoming more difficult for our small group to organize in a way that would be truly beneficial and of interest to both groups.We went through a major reorganization last year which has affected the way we plan our education programs. The routine of hosting a joint meeting every second year will complicate our scheduling." *************************************************************

Vancouver MG Workshops for 2014     Registration Details will be sent out via email to members. Please sign in to link to online registration                                                       

February 6  Thursday           Vegetable Gardening on Pacific West Coast            Linda Beer

March 6  Thursday               Composting                                 Catherine Dale

April 11  Friday                    Plant Diseases                             Andrea Buonassisi 

May 30  Friday                     Plant ID: Shrubs                         Betty Cunnin

June 13  Friday                     Invasive, Noxious, Toxic Weeds     Kristine Schlamp

Oct 4th NEW DATE Native Plants with Daniel Mosquin                                                ;  

Nov 8  Saturday                   Plant ID:  Conifers                      Jennifer Ryan


PAST CALENDAR FOR 2013  Floral Hall

Jan 7th MONDAY  7:30pm - Linda Beer- Gardens of Mayne Island

Feb 11th MONDAY 9:30 am * no longer a Joint Meeting with Guides Doug Justice on Cherry Trees of Vancouver

Mar - no meeting - Spring Seminar March 17th

April 11th THURSDAY- 7:30pm Dr T. Vrain on Genetic Engineering
May 14th - 9:30am Gwen Odermatt - Small Spaces - Big Impact !

June 10th MONDAY - 7:30pm Reinier van de Poll : Designing a Backyard Retreat July/Aug No Meetings

Sept - 10th 9:30 am  (booked previously) Joint Meeting with Guides- Guides host Gillian Drake

Oct 7th MONDAY- 7:30pm
Marion Broadhagen The Chemical Language of Plants: part II ( Spring Seminar 2013 Speaker ) and Dick Mathis is coming to speak for about 15 minutes after Marion. Topic: Biodegradable Mulch Film - an alternative to Black Poly.

NEW DATE : Nov 13th ( Nov 12th is AT) -  9:30 am
Deborah Jones : Rain Gardens

Dec- No Meeting

*Joint Meetings with Guides: It has been agreed upon to rotate ‘Hosting’ years each September. February Meetings will no longer be “Joint”. Therefore Guides host 2013 - MGs host 2014


April 12 (Friday) 9 a.m. - Linda Beer - Vegetable Gardening on the Pacific West Coast

May 17 (Friday) 9 a.m. - Catherine Dale - Soils

June 6 (Thursday) 9 a.m. - Dr. Linda Gilkeson - Garden Pests

Sept 21 PLANT ID- Deciduous Trees

October 25:  How to Analyze and Apply Good Garden Design with Reinier van de Pol

November 15: Tree Pruning Practices with Laura Ralph





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