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OMG Class of 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Class of Master Gardeners-in-Training! We have 16 new MGiTs who join us in offering advice to our gardening public. Please welcome them and assist them as they start joining us at clinics.   Melba Reid, MG/BTP Co-ordinator  "No two gardens are the...

03/29/2017 - 12:20 in Okanagan | Read more
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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...

03/20/2017 - 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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OKMGs receive a 'Certificate of Appreciation' at 2016 Blossom Time Fair

Please join me in extending my congratulations to Wilma Schellenberger, Pat Zander and Judy Bell. Yesterday they received a Certificate of Appreciation for "The many years of donating their time & expertise of plants and flowers in order to support the Blossom Time Fair...

05/15/2016 - 06:32 in Okanagan | Read more
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2016 Garden Education Events

Another year of Gardening is fast upon us and already many Garden Clubs are up and running. There are a number of incredible events happening in February including Gardener’s Day in Salmon Arm, The Pacific North West Garden Show in Seattle and Seedy Saturday in Penticton. The...

01/31/2016 - 19:45 in Okanagan | Read more
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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 Contest (sponsored by the Kelowna City Parks Department) and has done so for at...

11/11/2014 - 14:34 in Okanagan | Read more
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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 winners, as they received their plaques and garden stakes to commemorate the event, which...

09/20/2014 - 07:19 in Okanagan | Read more
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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 of this Centennial the public is invited to join us for a full day of events at the gardens. When - Saturday October 4th, 2014 10 am - 4 pm Where - Summerland...

09/18/2014 - 13:45 in Okanagan | Read more
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2014 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 Mall JULY 13 FINTRY SUMMER FAIR - celebrating BC Parks Day, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. AUGUST 24 KELOWNA GARDEN CLUB ‘OPEN GARDENS’ VENUE TO BE ANNOUNCED AUGUST 27-31...

07/19/2014 - 17:00 in Okanagan | Read more
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KELOWNA SEEDY SATURDAY 2014 - March 8th ~ archived

Date:  March 8th, 2014 Time:  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Location: Okanagan College, KLO Road, Kelowna.   I am happy to announce that the Okanagan Master Gardener Chapter is organizing “Seedy Saturday 2014”.  Seedy Saturday is an important well established event in Kelowna. Our MG...

02/11/2014 - 08:26 in Okanagan | Read more
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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.  The award for BEST COMMUNITY PROJECT went to Master Gardener, Caroline Hill and her...

09/14/2013 - 14:36 in Okanagan | Read more
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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 many volunteer hours (too numerous to count) to her community. She was nominated for ‘Gardener...

09/01/2013 - 11:03 in Okanagan | Read more
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2013 OKANAGAN GARDENING EVENTS ~ Archived

Come out and support the many plant sales, flower shows and fairs occuring in the Okanagan Valley this season.   Feel free to print the events list by clicking on the pdf attachment below.    Submitted by, Wilma Schellenberger 2013 Lake Country Garden Tour - MG Darlene Cross...

04/07/2013 - 13:10 in Okanagan | Read more
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KELOWNA SEEDY SATURDAY 2013 ~ Archived

SEEDY SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013 Master Gardeners Darlene Cross and Wilma Schellenberger and Loraine Harding (Master Gardener in Training) provided a MG clinic at the Kelowna “Seedy Saturday” venue at Okanagan College on March 9, 2013. The venue was perfect for our OMGA as it is a...

03/16/2013 - 04:57 in Okanagan | Read more
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KELOWNA SEEDY SATURDAY - MARCH 9, 2013 ~ Archived

Seed Swap Kelowna Invites You!   WHEN: Saturday, March 9th, 2013 TIME:  10:00am to 3:00pm WHERE: Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Rd. (in the Atrium)   Seeds: Certified Organic, rare, unusual open-pollinated and heritage. Garden plants, and ideas; trade or buy seeds, share knowledge,...

03/03/2013 - 02:03 in Okanagan | Read more
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2013 Educational Opportunities hosted by THE KELOWNA GARDEN CLUB ~ Archived

These opportunities are open to anyone wanting to learn and/or participate in horiticultural related activities.  Venue:  First Lutheran Church and School Fellowship Hall, 4091 Lakeshore Rd (corner of Lexington and Lakeshore) in Kelowna - there is a fee for non-garden club...

02/25/2013 - 09:03 in Okanagan | Read more
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PAT ZANDER - 2012 Gardener Of The Year

Pat was awarded “Master Gardener of the Year 2012” designation by the Communities in Bloom Committee sponsored by the City of Kelowna Parks Department. It takes real dedication to organize the basic training program, solicit input from other Master Gardeners,  who so willingly...

12/16/2012 - 14:31 in Okanagan | Read more
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW 'MASTER GARDENERS IN TRAINING'

On December 8, 2012 twenty six master gardener students wrote their final exam after completing a number of weeks of education. Over the next 2 years they will be volunteering at various clinics as “master gardeners in training”. After that time they will be fully qualified...

12/16/2012 - 12:43 in Okanagan | Read more
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NEW FULLY QUALIFIED MASTER GARDENERS

On November 4, 2012, another 16 'Master Gardeners In Training' received their badges and are now fully qualified 'Master Gardeners'.   Please join us in welcoming:   Marianna Boda Vera Comiskey Laverne De Yaegher Rachael Fleming John Gerrits Gloria Harrold Deby Helpard Lulu...

12/16/2012 - 12:33 in Okanagan | Read more
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2012 OKANAGAN BASIC TRAINING COURSE

Imelda, Rita and Darlene enjoying an early fall clinic at the Summerland Ornamental Gardens 2010.   The 2012 Basic Training Course will be held in Kelowna from September to December.   Click on the pdf version of the Basic Training Schedule for complete information. Please note...

02/18/2012 - 07:18 in Okanagan | Read more
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Seedy Saturday KELOWNA 2012 ~ Archived

Saturday, March 10th at the Okanagan College KLO Campus in Kelowna   Wilma, Lulu and Darlene offered up gardening advice to many Seedy Saturday patrons.  The majority of the questions were around growing food crops so Master Gardeners had to step up the vegetable and herb...

02/18/2012 - 07:11 in Okanagan | Read more