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A MESSAGE from the PRESIDENT

The middle of summer is here and everyone is living with some level of water restrictions. These restrictions remind me of growing up in southern California where it was a part of daily living all...
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 07:54 | Read more >>

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...
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 06:56 | Read more >>

POWDERY MILDEW is early!

That dusty white coating on leaves known as powdery mildew is showing up 'big time' these days.   Powdery mildew (caused by several species of fungi: Erysiphe, Sphaerotheca,...
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 16:06 | Read more >>

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...
Vancouver, Vancouver Island (VIMGA), Victoria Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 08:39 | Read more >>

BEETLE ID - Ten Lined June Beetle

One of our members spotted this specimen recently and reported : Linda Gilkeson claims that this beetle does no great harm to the garden, although it can munch away at conifers. It was dead when...
Vancouver Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 20:40 | Read more >>

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...
Victoria Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 22:33 | Read more >>

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:...
Victoria Monday, February 2, 2015 - 23:15 | Read more >>

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...
Victoria Monday, February 2, 2015 - 22:51 | Read more >>

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...
Prince George Monday, December 1, 2014 - 18:49 | Read more >>

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...
Okanagan Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 22:34 | Read more >>

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...
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 15:11 | Read more >>

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...
Okanagan Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 14:19 | 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 Link Directly to ISC Presentation click the heading below...
Vancouver Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 13:33 | 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 >>

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 >>


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