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Mixing it Up 2017 Speakers Sponsor

Victoria Master Gardeners Association is proud to welcome Russell Nursery as the Speakers Sponsor for the 2017 Mixing it Up In the Urban Garden Conference. Russell Nursery is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the North Saanich business in 2017. Russell Nursery’s speaker...

07/28/2016 - 16:24 in Victoria | Read more
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MEMBERS! Come to the MGABC AGM in September !

The Prince George Chapter welcomes you to the North for the 2016 MGABC AGM.  We hope you will  make the drive or catch a flight to visit us in September.   We have a full, fun and interesting weekend  planned for you.  Local members are available to greet you at YXS if required...

07/27/2016 - 12:46 in MGABC | Read more
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Mixing It Up speakers lined up!

The Program for Mixing it Up 2017 is complete! Five speakers will offer complementary perspectives on “Our Gardens of the Future” Gayla Trail, Keynote Speaker: Our Gardens of the Future will be Urban -- youthful, sustainable, artistic, low budget and edible Dr. Richard Hebda:...

05/29/2016 - 21:34 in Victoria | Read more
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VMGA Project Wins Award of Excellence!

Our project “Growing in Our Community – Elementary School Program” was awarded a 2nd place Award of Excellence at the Canadian Master Gardeners’ Conference in April, 2016. Applications were received from Master Gardener chapters across Canada. The purpose of the award is to...

05/22/2016 - 21:46 in Victoria | Read more
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OKMGs receive a 'Certificate of Appreciation' at 2016 Blossom Time Fair

Please join me in extending my congratulations to Wilma Schellenberger, Pat Zander and Judy Bell. Yesterday they received a Certificate of Appreciation for "The many years of donating their time & expertise of plants and flowers in order to support the Blossom Time Fair...

05/15/2016 - 06:32 in Okanagan | Read more
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Victoria's first Advanced Training Grads!

Six Victoria Master Gardeners are the first graduates of the VMGA Advanced Training Program: Congratulations to Nancy, Lee, Keren, Charlotte, Debbie and Gail (not in photo)! These grads completed 120 hours of advanced training, and are the first of a large group of Master...

05/10/2016 - 21:52 in Victoria | 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...

03/07/2016 - 16:00 in MGABC | Read more
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A SPRING AFFAIR - from Dirt to Dixter - post conference news

POST CONFERENCE NEWS: It was a cold , wet , blustery day - perfect for spending indoors! Over 375 People attended and the day flew by as we laughed and learned. Our 3 MG Speakers: Mike N, Cathy C. and Tony P. rounded out the lectures nicely at the end of the day with their short...

02/13/2016 - 18:28 in Vancouver | Read more
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2016 SEEDY SATURDAYS - Learn How! Thru April

Seedy Days will be happening all across the country Please click on this link to view more info on other Seedy Days in February , March and April Meet Seed Vendors! Learn How to Plant and Grow Food. Take advantage of Special Deals on Seeds. Rub Shoulders with other like...

02/01/2016 - 18:28 in MGABC | 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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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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