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A good time was had by all! MGABC AGM Sept 23/24th Vancouver ~ Chapter Reports!

The Master Gardeners of B.C AGM was hosted by the Vancouver Chapter this year.  We lucked out with fine, dry weather!  We welcomed  members to Vancouver to enjoy an event filled weekend with tours to Darts Hill and Burn's Bog on Saturday, a visit to VanDusen Botanical Gardens on...

09/24/2017 - 17:00 in MGABC | Read more
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PEST ALERT: Japanese Beetle found in False Creek

Japanese beetle has recently been detected by CFIA in the False Creek area of Vancouver. It is not known how Japanese beetle arrived in Vancouver. It could have come in on infected nursery stock or soil or adults could have hitched a ride on trains or cars traveling from the...

08/18/2017 - 12:53 in MGABC | Read more
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and the WINNER is: Cornus Canadensis (Bunchberry)

July update: Thank you to everyone who voted. The official winner ( by a mile or perhaps kms ) is Cornus Canadensis commonly known as Bunchberry       What’s the National Flower of Canada? We have an official tree- the maple, but we do NOT have an official flower!  ​​Master...

06/10/2017 - 07:29 in MGABC , in Vancouver , in Okanagan , in Prince George , in Thompson Shuswap , in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) , in Victoria | Read more
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Seedy Saturdays are Here!

Seedy Days will be happening all across the country Please click on this link to view more info on other Seedy Days in January, February , March and April Meet Seed Vendors! Learn How to Plant and Grow Food. Take advantage of Special Deals on Seeds. Rub Shoulders with other...

02/11/2017 - 10:55 in MGABC | Read more
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MEMBERS! Come to the MGABC AGM in September !

REGISTRATION:   ONLINE ONLY – REGISTRATION OPEN NOW CLICK HERE   The Prince George Chapter welcomes you to the North for the 2016 MGABC AGM.  We hope you will  make the drive or catch a flight to visit us in September.   We have a full, fun and interesting weekend  planned for ...

06/18/2016 - 17:46 in MGABC | Read more
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BECOME A MASTER GARDENER

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 which must be met before becoming a Qualified Master Gardener and receiving your...

03/07/2016 - 16:00 in MGABC | Read more
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2016 SEEDY SATURDAYS - Learn How! Thru April

Seedy Days will be happening all across the country Please click on this link to view more info on other Seedy Days in February , March and April Meet Seed Vendors! Learn How to Plant and Grow Food. Take advantage of Special Deals on Seeds. Rub Shoulders with other like...

02/01/2016 - 18:28 in MGABC | Read more
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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 other gardeners. Excerpts from European Fire Ants in BC - Please click here to read the...

04/22/2015 - 01:39 in MGABC | Read more
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MGs ON THE RADIO: CBC North by Northwest - listen here

NxNW Host Sheryl MacKay interviews MGs: MG interviews may be listened to via the links below the MG interviewed for the NXNW broadcast for Saturday, October 25, 2014 is Sue Ackerman from our Thompson Shuswap Chapter http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/British+Columbia/...

10/06/2014 - 08:11 in MGABC | Read more
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MGABC AGM ~ Sunday Sept 21st ~ Kelowna ~

J– Sunday September 21/14      MGABC – AGM to be hosted by the Okanagan and Thompson Shuswap Chapter      Held at Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna      Hope you will plan to come for a day of celebration and sharing with other MGs.   We also welcome the public to attend...

07/13/2014 - 05:38 in MGABC | 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...

11/22/2013 - 08:10 in MGABC | Read more
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COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM Congratulations!

Hot off the press! Kamloops ( part of our Thompson Shuswap Chapter)  has just won the international challenge of Communities in Bloom for communities of 50,000 and over!     We were up against 2 other Canadian cities as well as ones in England and South Korea.   The judges look...

11/09/2013 - 10:16 in MGABC | Read more
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MGABC AGM Oct 20th VanDusen Floral Hall ~ Archived

Your  MGABC Council has arranged a very interesting day for our 2013 PROVINCIAL AGM. mark your calendar....Please join us in Vancouverat VanDusen Botanical Garden, Floral HallSunday, October 2011:00 am to 3:00 pmMGABC MEMBERS ONLY Speakers:  Dan Jason of Salt Spring Seeds...

09/10/2013 - 08:48 in MGABC | Read more
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INVASIVE SPECIES WATCH: Orange Hawkweed

Excerpt from Invasive Species Council of BC Ebulletin, October 2012 Hawkweeds (Hieracium spp.) are perennial plants with 14 non-native species recorded in BC, and are difficult to identify among the 8 native hawkweed species. One of the 14 non-native species, orange hawkweed (...

11/14/2012 - 08:18 in MGABC | Read more
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BEST OF THE WEST Garden Tours

A group of folks from all over BC enjoyed the visit to Milner Garden and Woodlands in Qualicum Beach, Pacific Shores Resort, and Eswyn`s Alpine Garden  The day started out very sunny and pleasant.... Under the spreading chestnut tree at Milner Our group enjoying the fall colour...

10/23/2012 - 10:36 in MGABC | Read more
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MGABC BEST OF THE WEST CONFERENCE 2012 ~ Congrats to Pam Harrison of VIMGA

Pam Harrison of VIMGA – the first recipient of the Golden Trowel Award, a NEW Provincial Award, for her outstanding contributions to the MGABC   150 Delegates from all over the Province attended the October 20th Best of the West Conference in Nanaimo, hosted by the Vancouver...

10/23/2012 - 09:18 in MGABC | Read more
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VANCOUVER MGs FALL TOUR 2012

On a glorious Autumn Day a Coach of Vancouver MGs had a delightful time visiting Pacific Propagators Nursery and Minter Gardens. Pacific Northwest Propagators is an incredible nursery with a great variety of specimen trees and shrubs .  They specialize in unique grafted conifers...

10/06/2012 - 16:03 in MGABC | Read more
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NOMINATIONS

Chapter Rep Job Description: thanks for your patience while we update this section   ***************************************************************************** GOLDEN TROWEL AWARD CONGRATULATIONS go to JANICE HEMMING, recipient of the 2013 Golden Trowel Award!   Previous '...

07/05/2012 - 12:56 in MGABC | Read more
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MGABC FALL CONFERENCE "Best of the West" ~ Archived

Saturday, October 20, 2012.  In recognition of 30 years of Master Gardeners in BC, the MGABC is excited to announce the 2012 Conference ‘Best of the West – a celebration of Best Gardening Practices’.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, this educational conference will be held Saturday, October...

06/28/2012 - 07:57 in MGABC | Read more