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2016 SEEDY SATURDAYS - Learn How!

Seedy Days will be happening all across the country Meet Seed Vendors! Learn How to Plant and Grow Food. Take advantage of Special Deals on Seeds. Rub Shoulders with other like minded people. Get advice from Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners from all over BC are involved in...

02/13/2016 - 18:28 in MGABC | Read more
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A SPRING AFFAIR - from Dirt to Dixter

A Spring Affair - from Dirt to Dixter - March 13th 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   "  The Mixed Border Throughout the Year; Elements for...

02/13/2016 - 18:28 in Vancouver | Read more
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2016 Garden Education Events

Another year of Gardening is fast upon us and already many Garden Clubs are up and running. There are a number of incredible events happening in February including Gardener’s Day in Salmon Arm, The Pacific North West Garden Show in Seattle and Seedy Saturday in Penticton. The...

01/31/2016 - 19:45 in Okanagan | Read more
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BECOME A MASTER GARDENER

LEARN ABOUT OUR EDUCATION AND VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS Master Gardener Training is offered in 6 different regions in the Province. There is a Classroom component , followed by a Volunteer Component which must be met before becoming a Qualified Master Gardener and receiving your...

05/13/2015 - 03:57 in MGABC | Read more
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EUROPEAN FIRE ANTS : What's all the Fuss? New Info

The most probable pathway of introduction is through the movement and distribution of infested horticulture material, including potted plants,  soil and mulch. Example: Gardeners sharing with other gardeners. Excerpts from European Fire Ants in BC - Please click here to read the...

04/22/2015 - 01:39 in MGABC | Read more
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TANSY RAGWORT Information Project

“Tansy Ragwort is a Noxious Weed - Send It Packing!” The Victoria Master Gardeners Association and the Cowichan Exhibition collaborated on a public information project for the Cowichan Fair in 2014. Team members for the Victoria Master Gardener Association, Adele Weir, Frances...

02/03/2015 - 14:33 in Victoria | Read more
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MIXING IT UP in the Urban Garden 2015 Post-Conference News

  The Mixing it Up in the Urban Garden 2015 conference was a huge success!   The conference SOLD OUT at over 250 registrants.  No one left disappointed. Conference Material: Mixing it Up Program (see link below) Speaker Presentations and Additional Information: Community...

02/02/2015 - 15:15 in Victoria | Read more
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You Asked Us ........... NEW on the Victoria Chapter Website

Check it out!  A new monthly website feature for Victoria entitled You Asked Us ....... is now available for MG’s and the general public.  Based on actual questions presented to Master Gardeners at clinics in their community, You Asked Us ...... presents different questions each...

02/02/2015 - 14:51 in Victoria | Read more
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SEEDY SATURDAY - Vancouver -

Mark your Calendars! Seedy Saturday 2016 is February 27th -- vancouver seedy Saturday's are always the last Saturday of February  Seedy Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 10 am - 4pm Floral Hall,  VanDusen - Admission by Donation Come join us at this celebrated annual event featuring...

01/15/2015 - 09:30 in Vancouver | Read more
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Cold-Climate Gardening

Prince George author and Master Gardener Melanie J. Watts shares her wealth of gardening knowledge in her recently published book Growing Food in a short season:Sustainable, Organic Cold-Climate Gardening. The combination of short summers and long hours of daylight presents a...

12/01/2014 - 10:49 in Prince George | Read more
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Darlene Cross - 2014 Gardener Of The Year

Master Gardener, Darlene Cross was chosen to be the 2014 Gardener of the Year by the Communities in Bloom (CIB) Committee. Darlene has served as one of the judges for the annual Green Thumb Garden Contest (sponsored by the Kelowna City Parks Department) and has done so for at...

11/11/2014 - 14:34 in Okanagan | Read more
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Become a Master Gardener in Victoria

Register NOW 2015 Master Gardener Basic Training Program   Calling all garden enthusiasts.  Do you wish to increase your horticultural knowledge and share that knowledge with the gardening public on a volunteer basis?  If so, this program is for you.   The Victoria Master...

10/24/2014 - 10:53 in Victoria | Read more
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SOLD OUT: Mixing It Up in the Urban Garden 2015

Mixing It Up in the Urban Garden 2015 has SOLD OUT, however, if you would like to be put on a waiting list in case of cancellations please email us your name and contact info at mixingitupurban@gmail.com. You can also email us at the same address if you would like information on...

10/23/2014 - 23:17 in Victoria | Read more
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MGs ON THE RADIO: CBC North by Northwest - listen here

NxNW Host Sheryl MacKay interviews MGs: MG interviews may be listened to via the links below the MG interviewed for the NXNW broadcast for Saturday, October 25, 2014 is Sue Ackerman from our Thompson Shuswap Chapter http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/British+Columbia/...

10/06/2014 - 08:11 in MGABC | Read more
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2014 COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM GREEN THUMB GARDEN CONTEST

The awards evening on September 17, 2014 at Benvoulin Heritage Church was well attended by the winners of this year’s contest and their friends. A celebration was held to honour the lucky winners, as they received their plaques and garden stakes to commemorate the event, which...

09/20/2014 - 07:19 in Okanagan | Read more
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100th ANNIVERSARY of the SUMMERLAND RESEARCH STATION

October 4, 2014 is the 100th Anniversary of the Pacific Agri-Food Research Station in Summerland.  In celebration of this Centennial the public is invited to join us for a full day of events at the gardens. When - Saturday October 4th, 2014 10 am - 4 pm Where - Summerland...

09/18/2014 - 13:45 in Okanagan | Read more
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2014 EVENTS: Okanagan Area Garden Events

JULY 5 GUISACHAN FLOWER SHOW, KELOWNA GARDEN CLUB 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. JULY 12 SHUSWAP GARDEN CLUB FLOWER SHOW, Piccadilly Mall JULY 13 FINTRY SUMMER FAIR - celebrating BC Parks Day, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. AUGUST 24 KELOWNA GARDEN CLUB ‘OPEN GARDENS’ VENUE TO BE ANNOUNCED AUGUST 27-31...

07/19/2014 - 17:00 in Okanagan | Read more
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MGABC AGM ~ Sunday Sept 21st ~ Kelowna ~

J– Sunday September 21/14      MGABC – AGM to be hosted by the Okanagan and Thompson Shuswap Chapter      Held at Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna      Hope you will plan to come for a day of celebration and sharing with other MGs.   We also welcome the public to attend...

07/13/2014 - 05:38 in MGABC | Read more
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INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL OF BC'S 2014 Forum Notes

Thank you to Marty McConnell, Vancouver MG, who attended the ISCBC Forum on behalf of MGABC and provided us with notes from the 14 Speakers Link Directly to ISC Presentation click the heading below to read the notes: Summary of ISC Conference – Wednesday, January 22   1. Donald...

03/20/2014 - 06:33 in Vancouver | Read more
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SPRING SEMINAR 2014: Shades of Green ~ Archived

our 2014 Spring Seminar: Sunday March 16th 2014 at the Michael J Fox Theatre in Burnaby was a terrific day of learning over 350 people attended BC Here is a peek at our line up of speakers: ​Gary Lewis of Pheonix Perennials - HOT new Plants ​Jeff Lowenfels : speaks on his new...

02/26/2014 - 17:00 in Vancouver | Read more
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A NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT : Spring...Where are you?

As I write this I am looking at the primroses, snowdrops and hellebores blooming in my garden. Now I hear a winter warning of freezing temperatures and possible snow coming which means I need to protect those brave little signs of spring.  But should we be surprised?  I think...

02/11/2014 - 12:23 | Read more
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KELOWNA SEEDY SATURDAY 2014 - March 8th ~ archived

Date:  March 8th, 2014 Time:  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Location: Okanagan College, KLO Road, Kelowna.   I am happy to announce that the Okanagan Master Gardener Chapter is organizing “Seedy Saturday 2014”.  Seedy Saturday is an important well established event in Kelowna. Our MG...

02/11/2014 - 08:26 in Okanagan | Read more
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SEEDY SATURDAY 2014 - Feb 22nd 10am- 4pm VanDusen Floral Hall ~ Archived

Don't miss our biggest event of the Year! Seedy Saturday Feb 22nd, 2014 Seed Vendors on site, great deals, great advise. Brought to you by Vancouver Master Gardeners, who support Seeds of Diversity. Read a great article on Seedy Saturday here : http://www.mgabc.org/content/seed-...

02/09/2014 - 17:00 in Vancouver | Read more
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Victoria Master Gardeners Welcomes New MG’s

18 MGIT’s completed their hours this year to qualify for Master Gardener status with the Victoria Master Gardeners Association (VMGA).  Congratulations to all the graduates for achieving this level. They will be a great addition to VMGA and we look forward to their involvement...

02/01/2014 - 16:39 in Victoria | Read more

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