1.5 Mixing it Up Biennial Conference

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:01 -- Victoria
MG Event

Mixing it Up in the Urban Garden 2017 "Our Gardens of the Future" Is a Happy Memory

Mark your calendars for the next Mixing it Up Conference -- Saturday February 2, 2019

The perfect way to spend a January day: chatting with gardening enthusiasts, exploring new ideas about Our Gardens of the Future with the Speakers and the Resource Groups, shopping carefully curated collections at the Vendors and the Master Gardener's MarketPlace, finding treasures at the Resource Table, enjoying delicious food, and just plain having fun! And now we're ready to approach spring gardening with new ideas, inspiration and enthusiasm.

With thanks to everyone who made the Conference possible. Conference delegates, speakers, sponsors, vendors, resource groups, supporters, MarketPlace donors, garden clubs and VMGA members.

With thanks to the Speakers:
Our Gardens of the Future will be Urban: Youthful, Sustainable, Artistic, Low Budget and Edible: Lorraine Johnson, Keynote Speaker
These presentations, and Richie Steffen's Plant List, are posted at the bottom of this page:
Our Gardens of the Future will be Rooted in the Past: Dr. Richard Hebda and Dr. Nancy Turner
Our Gardens of the Future will be Thirsty: Gord Baird
Our Gardens of the Future will be High Tech: Dr. Anna Colangeli
Our Gardens of the Future will be Gorgeous! Richie Steffen
Learn more about the Speakers

With thanks to the Program Sponsor: Russell Nursery generously sponsored the Speakers, installed a Hall’s Greenhouse -- showing how easy and convenient they are -- and invited participants to their 25th Anniversary Speaker Series. The last speaker in the series will be Allan Mandell, a professional garden photographer, speaking about "Soft Light & No Wind ... Seeing and Shooting Gardens" on October 1st, 2017. Tickets are available at Russell Nursery, or online at www.russellnursery.tickit.ca. Russell Nursery is a favourite amongst Victoria Master Gardeners, for their selection of healthy plants and trees, for their Hall's Greenhouses, and for their newsletter and classes. They're located at 1370 Wain Road in North Saanich. Learn more about Russell Nursery and sign up for their ideas-filled newsletter at www.russellnursery.com and follow them on Instagram at www.instagram.com/russellnursery

With thanks to the MarketPlace Sponsor: Bartlett Tree Experts topped off their generous MarketPlace sponsorship with the gift of an Acer palmatum for every delegate, carrying the message "Every Tree We Plant Makes A Difference". Bartlett arborists are experts in diagnosing and treating tree and shrub problems specific to the Victoria area. Plus, with access to Bartlett’s global resources and advanced scientific research facility, they can provide customers with benefits that just aren’t available from other Victoria tree services. Bartlett Tree Experts offers a variety of services to help customers maintain beautiful, healthy trees and shrubs. Access a complete list of the tree services provided in the Victoria area, see the “Tip of the Month”, and sign up for their excellent newsletter, at www.bartlett.com/locations/Victoria-BC.cfm  

With thanks to the Vendors and Resource Groups:
Buckerfield’s (Saanichton), buckerfields.org
Coastal Prezence Seaweed Botanicals, coastalprezence.com
Dinter Nursery Ltd., dinternursery.ca
Fiddlestick Pottery, on Facebook
Fruit Trees and More, fruittreesandmore.com
Handy Hoops, email to brilliantblooms@shaw.ca
Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, hcp.ca
Organic Gardener's Pantry gardenerspantry.ca
Metal Mermaid Welding, metalmermaid.com
Metchosin Farm, metchosinfarm.ca
Russell Nursery, russellnursery.com
Russell Books, russellbooks.com
Victoria Compost Education Centre, compost.bc.ca
West Coast Seeds, westcoastseeds.com

With thanks to the Supporters:
Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, hcp.ca
Jack’s Dad’s Benches, email to jaminvictoria@shaw.ca
Lee Valley Tools, leevalley.com
NuLawns. nulawns.ca  
Reber Creative, reberco.com
ReFUSE Resource Recovery, refuse.ca
TD Canada Trust (Fairfield), td.com
Thrifty Foods (Sidney), thriftyfoods.com
Victoria Airport / Sidney Travelodge, travelodge.ca
Whole Foods Market, wholefoodsmarket.com
Wits End Catering, witsendcatering.ca

Thank you to all who gave so generously. We did it with you!

Please email us at MixingItUp2017@gmail.com if you wish email updates on this and other educational opportunities mailed directly to you.

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