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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 Wright (far left )  our Chair 2013/ 2014 , announces names of our recent...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 17:00 in Vancouver | Read more
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KELOWNA SEEDY SATURDAY - PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Seedy Saturday Kelowna has been a tradition for at least 14 years in the Central Okanagan. Formerly organized by Jon and Sher Alcock of Sunshine Farms, this event just got bigger and better every year. In 2014 the Okanagan chapter of the Master Gardeners Association of British...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 14:58 in Okanagan | Read more
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SEED SAVING AND THE MG CONNECTION

“It all started here, in the Floral Hall, VanDusen Botanical Gardens, over 20 years ago… That was 1990 and the very first Seedy Saturday in Canada took place in this very room!” That’s one of the many interesting things Master Gardeners learned about the history of seed saving...

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 07:20 in Vancouver | Read more
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BC COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM Newsletter Jan 2014

Get Your Community on the Map this year! Transform & Engage yourCommUnity in 2014 Communities in Bloom is a program that provides a framework for community enhancement.Each year over 30 communities in British Columbia participate in the ‘in Bloom’ program that involves...

Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 17:00 in MGABC | Read more
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A VISIT TO OUR GARDENS : A Peek at Yushow's Pond

All are Welcome to the Garden! Yushow , a Vancouver MG, told us a bit about this lovely garden: I had this pond installed about 5 years ago.  It was winter but everything went well.  Soon after the pond was done, I put some plants in and around it.  Animals like heron,...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 20:00 in Vancouver | Read more
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Guisachan Heritage Park Garden-Project

Our pilot project for this 'hands-on' venture at Guisachan Heritage Park has been a great experience for a group of Okanagan Master Gardeners and bodes well for the future of further projects. The Central Okanagan Heritage Society (COHS) is responsible for the upkeep of this...

Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 04:27 in Okanagan | Read more
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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 reflect on plans for next year – for both your garden and your association. The MGABC 2013...

Friday, November 22, 2013 - 08:10 in MGABC | Read more
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A DANGEROUS GARDEN THUG EXPOSED: Daphne laureola

What has shiny, evergreen leaves, fragrant yellow flowers and luscious black berries… and threatens the delicate eco-system here? Meet Daphne laureola – in fact you might even have it growing in your garden even though it is on the list of noxious, invasive plants in BC and many...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 17:00 | Read more
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PEST ALERT: SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA and impact on all soft fruits & berries

Earlier this year we shared info on the Spotted Wing Drosophila SWD has now been reported in Powell River , Aldergrove and other areas in the Fraser Valley The Ministry of Agriculture has a wealth of information including Monitoring Reports and downloadeable PDFs for Home...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 07:42 in MGABC | 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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MGABC Provincial IPM POLICY on Promoting Plant Health

The Master Gardeners Association of BC supports an IPM approach and environmentally responsible use of pesticides.  Changes are coming July 2016  This means that you should only consider the use of the least toxic chemicals after all non-chemical alternatives have been used. ...

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 17:00 in Vancouver | Read more
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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 popularity of this Botany Course, taught by Dr. Norma Senn, it was necessary to conduct a...

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 13:38 in Victoria | Read more

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