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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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OMG VOLUNTEERS PUT THE IRIS TO BED

Congratulations OMG members and our hard working volunteer, Frank, we completed our Iris renovation bed May 23, 2017 at Guisachan Heritage Garden in Kelowna.  A hot day, digging up violets and planting irises. Thanks to all members who have participated over the last month!...

06/03/2017 - 20:54 in Okanagan | Read more
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Garden Patch Protectors Workshop at Dart's Hill

The Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society hosted the Master Gardener's Association of BC- Vancouver Chapter  spring workshop: "Garden Patch Protectors", May 10th. in Darts Hill Garden Park.  Instructor Kristine Schlamp, a KPU ( Kwantlen )  Horticulture faculty, provided a...

05/12/2017 - 15:51 in Vancouver | Read more
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VMGA’s Home Garden named Canada’s Garden of the Year

The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific was named Garden of the Year at the Canadian Garden Council’s recent annual general meeting. And for good reason! Fourteen distinct garden environments, from Native to Mediterranean to the Winter Garden, delight visitors at any time of year...

05/03/2017 - 20:48 in Victoria | Read more
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VIMGA Spring Education Day March 25, 2017

Spring Fling a Big Success for VIMGA Our small yet enthusiastic chapter met on March 25 for the annual spring education day and clinic sign-up party. Because we are much like fine cream cheese (amazing to experience, but always too thinly spread) each district or island area has...

05/01/2017 - 09:53 in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) | Read more
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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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Vancouver Members Receive Outstanding Service Awards

Sometimes members go beyond what is expected of them and we recognize them with a special name plate identifying them as Outstanding!   Most of you who have attended Basic Training  have experienced first hand the value provided by our dedicated Basic Training Volunteers.  We...

03/23/2017 - 13:33 in Vancouver | Read more
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A SPRING AFFAIR lessons & landscapes - Photos and Awards

We laughed and we learned.  Thank you to everyone ( almost 350 ! ) who came out to listen to our 4 terrific speakers  Scroll down to view photos of the day and service awards ... Cick HERE to see photos of our Outstanding Service Award recipients Vancouver Master Gardeners...

03/09/2017 - 15:54 in Vancouver | 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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Congratulations to our Newest Vancouver MGs

These graduating students braved the icy streets and deep snow to get to VanDusen's Floral Hall in early February to receive their Master Gardener Certificates and new name tags. Congratulations to all 20 of our Vancouver Chapter Basic Training students who graduated to...

02/06/2017 - 13:16 in Vancouver | Read more
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Mixing it Up 2017 is a Happy Memory

Conference delegates have taken away ideas, inspiration and enthusiasm for "Our Gardens of the Future".   The perfect way to spend a January day: chatting with other gardening enthusiasts, exploring new ideas about Our Gardens of the Future with the Speakers and the Resource...

01/29/2017 - 17:51 in Victoria | Read more
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VMGA Support BC Housing Harvest Celebration

Victoria Master Gardeners Support BC Housing's Harvest Celebration Six Master Gardeners and Master-Gardeners-In-Training took part in the Harvest Celebration on July 23. The event is a celebration of the gardening efforts by participants in BC Housing's People, Plants, Homes...

09/05/2016 - 22:38 in Victoria | 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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VMGA Project Wins Award of Excellence!

Our project “Growing in Our Community – Elementary School Program” was awarded a 2nd place Award of Excellence at the Canadian Master Gardeners’ Conference in April, 2016. Applications were received from Master Gardener chapters across Canada. The purpose of the award is to...

05/22/2016 - 21:46 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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VANCOUVER wins award of Excellence

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05/14/2016 - 17:48 in Vancouver | Read more
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Victoria's first Advanced Training Grads!

Six Victoria Master Gardeners are the first graduates of the VMGA Advanced Training Program: Congratulations to Nancy, Lee, Keren, Charlotte, Debbie and Gail (not in photo)! These grads completed 120 hours of advanced training, and are the first of a large group of Master...

05/10/2016 - 21:52 in Victoria | 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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A SPRING AFFAIR - from Dirt to Dixter - post conference news

POST CONFERENCE NEWS: It was a cold , wet , blustery day - perfect for spending indoors! Over 375 People attended and the day flew by as we laughed and learned. Our 3 MG Speakers: Mike N, Cathy C. and Tony P. rounded out the lectures nicely at the end of the day with their short...

02/13/2016 - 18:28 in Vancouver | 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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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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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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TANSY RAGWORT Information Project

“Tansy Ragwort is a Noxious Weed - Send It Packing!” The Victoria Master Gardeners Association and the Cowichan Exhibition collaborated on a public information project for the Cowichan Fair in 2014. Team members for the Victoria Master Gardener Association, Adele Weir, Frances...

02/03/2015 - 14:33 in Victoria | Read more
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MIXING IT UP in the Urban Garden 2015 Post-Conference News

  The Mixing it Up in the Urban Garden 2015 conference was a huge success!   The conference SOLD OUT at over 250 registrants.  No one left disappointed. Conference Material: Mixing it Up Program (see link below) Speaker Presentations and Additional Information: Community...

02/02/2015 - 15:15 in Victoria | Read more
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You Asked Us ........... NEW on the Victoria Chapter Website

Check it out!  A new monthly website feature for Victoria entitled You Asked Us ....... is now available for MG’s and the general public.  Based on actual questions presented to Master Gardeners at clinics in their community, You Asked Us ...... presents different questions each...

02/02/2015 - 14:51 in Victoria | Read more

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