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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...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 10:57 | Read more >>

FREE GARDENS TO VISIT - Stanley Park

Take advantage of the abundance of beautiful flower gardens in Stanley Park. Consider visiting them between spring and fall each year to see the flowers in bloom. Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 06:29 | Read more >>

SHADE GARDEN SOCIETY - annual show July 19

Sunday, July 19 Vancouver Shade Garden Society Annual Show Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Floral Hall Admission: Free For more information, please contact Beth McLaren at 604-253-7036 or by email...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 06:19 | Read more >>

A QUICK PRIMER ON MULCH – the Gardener's Best Friend

Plants feed from the soil, and mulch develops the kind of soil that makes healthy plants.  When we force our plants to rely on fertilizer rather than healthy soil for food, they become stressed...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 09:02 | Read more >>

MASTER GARDENERS SHARE PHOTOS OF THEIR GARDENS

Visitors to Greater Vancouver are always delighted (and often astonished) by the magnificent gardens. The temperate climate encourages Master Gardeners to create unique gardens that contain an...
Vancouver Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 16:12 | 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 >>

VICTORIA'S 9th Annual Water Garden Tour - July 11th

The 2015 Tour is scheduled for July 11, 2015 The 9th annual Victoria Water Garden Tour is scheduled for July 11, 2015. Don’t miss this years amazing gardens. Spend a day and see some amazing water...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 00:00 | Read more >>

FUSCHSIA & BEGONIA SHOW July 25/26th VanDusen

Saturday, July 25 - Sunday, July 26 B.C. Fuchsia & Begonia Society Annual Show & Competition Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Location: Floral Hall, Cedar...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 00:00 | Read more >>

GROWING FOOD In Public Spaces - A Start up Guide

What is Public Produce? The term “Public Produce” refers to edible plants such as fruit and nut bearing trees and shrubs as well as vegetables and herbs that are grown in a public space...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 20:35 | Read more >>

LEAST TOXIC PESTICIDES: Dr. Linda Gilkeson

This list provides examples of Canadian registered products; it is not a comprehensive list as company product registrations change.  Most products listed are for residential use and have '...
Thompson Shuswap Friday, March 13, 2015 - 19:09 | Read more >>

ROOTS, SHOOTS AND BOOTS - 2015 Educational Opportunities West Kelowna

Background:  Roots, Shoots and Boots was started by the District of West Kelowna as an initiative of our Communities in Bloom Committee, to provide residents the opportunity to meet others with...
Okanagan Friday, March 13, 2015 - 07:25 | Read more >>

PUBLIC PRODUCE: GROWING FOOD IN PUBLIC SPACES - A Start Up Guide

Thompson Shuswap Master Gardener, Elaine Sedgman has written a definitive guide to growing edible landscapes that are accessible to the public.  Highly recommended by Darrin Nordahl, author of...
Thompson Shuswap Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 20:41 | Read more >>

TOOLKIT- WHAT'S NEW FOR MGs : Important Links

Diseases Impatiens Downy Mildew Fungus :  This disease was found in BC, summer 2013- more info here Info on the pathogen and other info  here BOXWOOD BLIGHT FOUND IN BC here List of...

2015 Garden Clubs and Educational Events

Scroll down to click on and open PDFs of Garden Clubs of the Okanagan Meeting Dates and Location and the Yearly List of Education Events: March and April     Photo courtesy Darlene Cross -...
Okanagan Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 09:52 | Read more >>

ROMANCE BLOSSOMS - A Trip to the NW Flower and Garden Show

This years' show embodied the theme 'Romance Blossoms' with stunning landscaped gardens by the region's best known landscapers and growers.  The exhibition featured 23 grand...
Vancouver Monday, February 23, 2015 - 17:40 | Read more >>

SEEDY DAYS LISTINGS - Seeds of Diversity

Seedy Days all across the country! Please click on this link to view more info on other Seedy Days in February  
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 17:30 | Read more >>

ARCHIVED EVENTS ARE BELOW THIS NOTICE- We like to see what we've been up to!

Until we set up a separate Event Archive area, we  will be leaving past events listed below this notice just so we can look back and say WOW -- we did all that! Master Gardeners are 99.9%...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 18:00 | Read more >>

SEEDY SATURDAY - KELOWNA - March 14th

Seedy Saturday Kelowna will once again be held at the Okanagan College campus - 1000 KLO Road in Kelowna.  Over 30 vendors and groups will be at the event from 10am to 3pm, Saturday,...
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 17:30 | Read more >>

SPRING FORWARD - March 8th - MJ Fox Theatre- Public Welcome!

Another fabulous day of Lectures , Vendors and Plant Sales. Spring Forward 2015 , was Sunday, March 8, 2015  10 am - 4:30 pm MJ Fox Theatre, Burnaby We welcomed over 250 people:  Friends,...
Vancouver Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 17:29 | Read more >>

TSMG TRAINING BROCHURE 2016

TSMG Training Overview Training is offered in partnership with Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops All keen gardeners with an interest in gardening and volunteer work are encouraged to...
Thompson Shuswap Friday, February 6, 2015 - 21:02 | Read more >>

1.6 You Asked Us ..........

Actual questions with answers presented to Master Gardeners at clinics in our community covering a wide range of gardening topics.  Some are quite unique while others more frequently posed. The...
Victoria Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 22:37 | 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 >>


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