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EUROPEAN FIRE ANTS : What's all the Fuss?

Excerpts from European Fire Ants in BC - Please click here to read the full document Why are they a problem? The behaviour of the European fire ant changes according to the temperature : when it is...
Vancouver, Vancouver Island (VIMGA), Victoria Monday, April 7, 2014 - 08:40 | Read more >>

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 click the heading below to read the notes: Summary of ISC...
Vancouver Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 13:33 | Read more >>

MGs ON THE RADIO: CBC North by Northwest March Episode

Jo Canning is featured talking about early spring gardening March 8th : "Plants care more about the heat in the soil than they do the heat in the air..." "It's colder now and it...
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 23:23 | Read more >>

MIXING IT UP 2015 Conference Date Announced

Victoria Master Gardener Association (VMGA) is pleased to announce that the 2015 Mixing it up in the Urban Garden 2015 conference will be held on SATURDAY, January 31st , 2015 at  Mary Winspear...
Victoria Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 00:43 | Read more >>

2014 BASIC TRAINING COURSE

Interested gardeners are required to attend one orientation meeting: Saturday, March 22, 1 - 3 p.m. or Saturday, March 29, 1 - 3 p.m. or Saturday, April 5, 1 - 3 p.m. Location: Orchard Plaza,...
Okanagan Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 20:31 | Read more >>

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...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 20:23 | Read more >>

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...
Victoria Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 00:39 | Read more >>

CONGRATULATIONS to 33 of our Newest Vancouver MGs!

Welcome to our newest graduates of the Vancouver Basic Training Program. Many of you have already jumped in with both feet and gloves ( gardening of course) on. It is great to have you on board Jill...
Vancouver Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 01:00 | Read more >>

MG ADVANCED TRAINING : Botany

Victoria Master Gardeners Association has a few spots available for their course on Advanced Botany. The classes are being held in Victoria on March 1, 8, 15 from 9:30-3:30. See the attached PDF for...
Vancouver Island (VIMGA) Friday, January 24, 2014 - 22:36 | Read more >>

AUTUMN GREETINGS from the MGABC President

Another season is upon us….the leaves are falling in the Lower Mainland and I hear the snow is starting in the Interior and further points north.  It is time to finish cleanup and then to...
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 16:10 | Read more >>

VMGA Launch Successful Advanced Training Program

The first Advanced Training Program course: Botany! In September 2013, the Victoria Chapter conducted the first in its series of Advanced Training Program courses.  Due to the overwhelming...
Victoria Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 21:38 | Read more >>

COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM Congratulations!

Hot off the press! Kamloops ( part of our Thompson Shuswap Chapter)  has just won the international challenge of Communities in Bloom for communities of 50,000 and over!    ...
Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 18:16 | Read more >>

2013 BEST COMMUNITY PROJECT

2013 Communities in Bloom - Green Thumb Garden Contest   The 2013 CIB Green Thumb Garden Contest awards celebration was held at the Benvoulin Heritage Church in Kelowna on September 11, 2013....
Okanagan Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 21:36 | Read more >>

Judy Bell - 2011 Gardener of The Year

MASTER GARDENER - JUDY BELL   Meet Judy Bell, an outstanding Master Gardener who, for 9 years has mentored many MGiTs (Master Gardeners in Training).  Judy has and continues to devote...
Okanagan Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 18:03 | Read more >>

VIMGA Newsletter July 2013 - help needed and updates

Please see the attached newsletter - VIMGA needs your help for 2014.  Also included is an update regarding our AGM in October.
Vancouver Island (VIMGA) Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 16:07 | Read more >>

NEW AUGUST EPISODE! MGs ON THE RADIO: CBC North by Northwest

Vancouver MG Sharon Hanna interview from August 10th  Episode may be found here http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/British+Columbia/ID/2400291599/ by clicking here and scrolling...
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 15:12 | Read more >>

VANCOUVER ISLAND: MG Basic Training Course

   “VIMGA is pleased to announce that a MG Basic Training course will be offered by VIU at the Paine Horticultural Centre in Nanaimo, beginning on Sept 14, 2013 for 12 Saturdays...
Vancouver Island (VIMGA) Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 09:59 | Read more >>

SEEDS OF DIVERSITY RECEIVES DONATION

Thanks to the generous door donations  at the February 23rd Seedy Saturday held at VanDusen Botanical Gardens and hosted by the Vancouver Master Gardeners, Seeds of Diversity received...
Vancouver Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 20:50 | Read more >>

CONGRATULATIONS to our recent Basic Training Graduates!

Congratulations to ALL our most recent  Graduates of the Master Gardeners Basic Training Program. Over 1/2 the group attended the January General Meeting to collect their well earned...
Vancouver Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 17:38 | Read more >>

MEET PAT ZANDER - 2012 GARDENER OF THE YEAR

Pat was awarded “Master Gardener of the Year 2012” designation by the Communities in Bloom Committee sponsored by the City of Kelowna Parks Department. It takes real dedication...
Okanagan Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 22:31 | Read more >>

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW 'MASTER GARDENERS IN TRAINING'

On December 8, 2012 twenty six master gardener students wrote their final exam after completing a number of weeks of education. Over the next 2 years they will be volunteering at various clinics as...
Okanagan Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 20:43 | Read more >>

NEW FULLY QUALIFIED MASTER GARDENERS

On November 4, 2012, another 16 'Master Gardeners In Training' received their badges and are now fully qualified 'Master Gardeners'.   Please join us in welcoming:  ...
Okanagan Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 20:33 | Read more >>

INVASIVE SPECIES WATCH: Orange Hawkweed

Excerpt from Invasive Species Council of BC Ebulletin, October 2012 Hawkweeds (Hieracium spp.) are perennial plants with 14 non-native species recorded in BC, and are difficult to identify among the...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 16:18 | Read more >>

BEST OF THE WEST Garden Tours

A group of folks from all over BC enjoyed the visit to Milner Garden and Woodlands in Qualicum Beach, Pacific Shores Resort, and Eswyn`s Alpine Garden  The day started out very sunny and...
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 17:36 | Read more >>


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