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    News

    MIXING IT UP 2015 Conference Date Announced

    Victoria Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 14:44
    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 Centre in Sidney, BC...
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    MGs ON THE RADIO: CBC North by Northwest Next Episode : Oct 25th

    Monday, October 6, 2014 - 15:11
    NxNW Host Sheryl MacKay interviews MGs: Mark your calendars for our upcoming interview dates the MG who will do the interview for the NXNW broadcast for Saturday, October 25, 2014 is Sue Ackerman from our Thompson...
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    2014 COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM GREEN THUMB GARDEN CONTEST

    Okanagan Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 14:19
    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...
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    EUROPEAN FIRE ANTS : What's all the Fuss?

    Vancouver, Vancouver Island (VIMGA), Victoria Monday, April 7, 2014 - 08:40
    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 warm and humid the...
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    Articles

    A NEW HOUSE & GARDEN IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD

    Vancouver Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 14:35
    Gardening can be a hobby, a passion, our way to help the environment, grow great fresh food, help defray the cost of living, or all of this and so much more.  We can learn so much from the experience of others in...
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    ADVANCED TRAINING - TREES - A Walk in the Garden

    Vancouver Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 14:29
    A stunning example of Sequoia sempervirens, the California Redwood at VanDusen Botanical Gardens  
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    DUNSTER TOUR

    Prince George Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 09:27
    Article and more photos coming soon!
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    Resources

    SIX TIPS FOR EVALUATING GARDENING APPS - for your smart phone or tablet

    Vancouver Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 14:39
    If you have a smart phone or tablet, there is bewildering array of gardening related apps available in the Apple or Google app stores.   If you search for the word plant the top choice will undoubtedly be Plants...
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    MOST COMMONLY ASKED: Clinic Questions - Answer Resources Included

    Vancouver Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 06:36
    A wealth of Info based on the most commonly asked questions to Vancouver Master Gardeners is contained in these pages by clicking here . Most of these answers relate to the Pacific Northwest Area 1. What plants are...
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    PROTECTING BC POTATOES : Potato Disease Info

    Monday, May 12, 2014 - 16:21
    What Gardeners Can Do to Prevent the Spread of Harmful Potato Pests Late blight : our # 1 concern!   What is Late Blight? •Late blight is caused by a fungal-like organism( Phytophthora infestans), which...
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    TOOLKIT- WHAT'S NEW FOR MGs : Important Links

    Diseases Impatiens Downy Mildew Fungus : NEW! 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 susceptable cultivars...
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    Events

    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...
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    Registration open: Mixing It Up in the Urban Garden 2015

    Another Mixing It Up in the Urban Garden Conference Is Coming! Attention new and seasoned gardeners, the Mixing it Up...
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    2014 OKANAGAN MG CLINICS

    Master Gardeners (MG) and Master Gardeners in Training (MGiT) will once again be volunteering at various venues this...
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    2014 UPCOMING 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...
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    GARDENS in STANLEY PARK

    Stanley Park in Vancouver is home to some lovely FREE gardens Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden The Park Board...
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