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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...

03/06/2013 - 05:51 in Thompson Shuswap | 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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SPRING SEMINAR 2013 - Mar 17th - FOREVER GREEN ~ Burnaby BC - Thank you to all attendees!

What a super day for learning -- over 360 MGs and Friends packed the Theatre-- even the weather cooperated. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this such a super day , to all the volunteers at Registration, set-up, & Plant Sale, to the vendors: Big Bear Tools Kelpman...

02/18/2013 - 09:38 in Vancouver | Read more
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SEEDY SATURDAY Vancouver & Around BC 2013 ~ Archived

  CLICK HERE FOR SEEDS OF DIVERSITY SEEDY SATURDAY LISTINGS CLICK HERE FOR MORE SEEDY SATURDAY'S AROUND BC Seedy Saturday Vancouver Speakers listed below: PLEASE NOTE: SPEAKERS WILL COMMENCE PROMPTLY AT TIMES SHOWN BELOW THERE WILL BE NO ADMITTANCE ONCE THE SPEAKER HAS BEGUN

01/31/2013 - 07:54 | Read more
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CONGRATULATIONS to our recent Basic Training Graduates!

Congratulations to ALL our most recent  Graduates of the Master Gardeners Basic Training Program. Over 1/2 the group attended the January General Meeting to collect their well earned Certificates and real name tags. Elaine Ahlgren CarolAnderson, Jeanne Bakermans Lynn Batt1st...

01/08/2013 - 09:38 in Vancouver | 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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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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HARVEST FESTIVAL Sept 29th 2012 ~ Hosted by Vancouver MGs ~ Archived

Thanks to everyone who attended. From Door Donations, we were able to donate $500 towards the VanDusen Smart Green and Growing Program Harvest Festival at VanDusen Botanical Garden – Saturday, September 29th, 2012 (admission is by donation)

09/18/2012 - 03:53 in Vancouver | 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
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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...

06/09/2012 - 09:21 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more
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SEEDY SATURDAY VANCOUVER: Super Successful

Despite the windstorm that took over the city the morning of February 25th, the VanDusen Floral Hall was a buzz!  Packs of seeds were studied, queried and snatched up by the eager hands of local gardeners and urban farmers. There were activities and crafts for the kids and...

03/15/2012 - 12:42 | 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
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QUALICUM BEACH SEEDY SATURDAY A BIG SUCCESS

Vancouver Island Master Gardeners have been involved in Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday since its beginning ten years ago. This popular Qualicum Beach event was started by avid seed savers and prairie gardeners Joy and Keith Smith, with  pioneer VIMGA  members Kim Hammond, Sally...

02/15/2012 - 15:17 in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) | Read more
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Congratulations to our most recent Basic Training Graduates!

Vancouver Chapter is thrilled to congratulate 39 of its most recent graduates of the Basic Training Program A total of 39 students graduated (2009 - 1, 2010 - 30, 2011 - 8) Pictured here are the new MGs who braved the January cold to come out and receive their certificates and...

01/31/2012 - 06:18 in Vancouver | Read more
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SPRING SEMINARS 2011-2013 Archived

FOREVER GREEN 2013 THANK YOU TO OUR FABULOUS LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS: Marion Brodhagen – The (Chemical) Language of Plants Plants cannot talk, but they communicate effectively with organisms all around them: other plants, insects, fungi, bacteria, and even mammals.  What are they...

01/23/2012 - 07:48 in Vancouver | Read more
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SEEDY SATURDAY Vancouver: Great Turnout! ~ Archived

February 25,2012 – Seedy Saturday The annual Seedy Saturday celebration of heritage seed and organic growers was hosted by theVancouver Master Gardeners at VanDusen Botanical Garden on Feb 25/12 in the Floral Hall. Doorsopen 10am – 4pm and admission is by donation at the door...

01/23/2012 - 07:38 in Vancouver | 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.

12/30/2011 - 03:21 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more

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