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VOTE for Canada's National Flower

What’s the National Flower of Canada? We have an official tree- the maple, but we do NOT have an official flower!  ​​Master Gardeners of Ontario thinks Canada’s 150th birthday is the perfect time to launch a campaign to get one! Toronto Master Gardeners with help from Todd...

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 17:29 in MGABC , in Vancouver , in Okanagan , in Prince George , in Thompson Shuswap , in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) , in Victoria | Read more
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CULTIVATING COMMUNITY: A Guide to Starting a Community Garden

Cultivating Community:  A Guide to Starting a Community Garden Congratulations to Shelaigh Garson, a Thompson Shuswap Master Gardener and coordinator of the City of Kamloops Community Gardens. She has written a book about starting community gardens.  A PDF copy of this book is...

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 05:14 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more
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ATTRACTING POLLINATORS TO YOUR GARDEN ~

(photo courtesy of Vancouver MG Karen Bos) Supporting Bees & Beneficial Insects, Why Should We Care? An informative pamphlet detailing what to grow to attract pollinators to your garden. Learn which plants attract honey bees, native bumblebees, native solitary bees and...

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 13:54 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more
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GERMINATION TEST for Seeds

How to do a Germination Test on Seeds If you have saved seeds from your own garden, or been given some seeds from another's, you may wish to check to see if the seeds are still viable before you plant them.  A simple germination test will give you the answer.  Here's how to do...

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 09:58 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more
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Seminar with Dr. Linda Gilkeson: Life After Pesticides ~ Archived

Seminar with Dr. Linda Gilkeson Life After Pesticides: Saving Our Pollinators One Garden at a Time Saturday April 20 Campus Activity Centre: room 130 (Alpine Room)  Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC 9:00 am - 4:00 pm seminar: $35   catered lunch: $20  presented by the...

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 06:02 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more
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Life After Pesticides: Saving Our Pollinators One Garden at a Time

Life After Pesticides: Saving Our Pollinators One Garden at a Time Free public presentation in Kamloops, BC with entomologist Dr. Linda Gilkeson Friday, April 19th, 7:00 pm TRU Clock Tower  Presented by the Thompson Shuswap Master Gardeners Association & Thompson Rivers...

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 05:51 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more
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Tomato Festival 2011 ~ Archived

At a TRU/FOG brainstorming session in the spring an MGiT put forward the idea of a tomato festival based on the history of canneries in Kamloops. A committee was formed, a site found and a date set. On September 17, the Stuart Wood School grounds alongside the Saturday Farmers...

Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 09:21 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more
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Seed Tapes

     How to Make Seed Tapes     You will need:  seed, ziploc bags, paper towels cut in 1 1/2" - 2" strips folded in half.     Squeeze bottle, food colouring, 1 tbsp cornstarch, 1 c. water Step 1:    Prepare glue:  Dissolve cornstarch in water over medium heat until mixture boils...

Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 07:14 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more
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Seedy Saturday Happens Again! ~ Archived

Seedy Saturday is happening at Sahali Mall in Kamloops again Saturday February 25th. Bring your seeds to swap. Come listen to speakers & browse through information booths. More info to follow.

Friday, December 30, 2011 - 03:21 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more
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Tribute to Master Gardener, Jeannette Moslin who passed away August 5, 2011

Kamloops has lost one of its dedicated gardeners with Jeannette Moslin's passing on August 5th.  A charter member of Thompson Shuswap Master Gardeners Jeannette along with Master Gardener John Moslin created the beautiful Marjorie Willoughby Hospice Gardens (see attached...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 06:50 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more
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Kamloops Public Produce Garden

In early spring the Kamloops Food Policy Council in partnership with the Thompson Shuswap Master Gardeners received a grant from the Interior Health Authority to create a Public Produce garden on a vacant lot donated for the season by a private developer. Public produce differs...

Friday, August 5, 2011 - 07:13 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more
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Pollinator Gardening

An informative pamphlet detailing what to grow to attract pollinators to your garden.  A collaborative effort by  Kamloops Master Gardeners Elaine Sedgman and Fearon Blair and the city of Kamloops.  Available in Colour or BW versions.

Monday, August 1, 2011 - 06:56 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more

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