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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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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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VANCOUVER MGs Harvest Festival Sat. September 28th ~ Archived

Another great day of learning ! Everyone had a great time at this event in the Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Gardens viewing Displays, talking with Vendors, getting sustainable gardening advice and attending great lectures! This event was also the same day as the VBG Bulb...

08/30/2013 - 03:55 in Vancouver | Read more
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NEW AUGUST EPISODE! MGs ON THE RADIO: CBC North by Northwest

Vancouver MG Sharon Hanna interview from August 10th  Episode may be found here http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/British+Columbia/ID/2400291599/ by clicking here and scrolling down to August 10th http://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/british-columbia/bc-north-by-northwest...

05/13/2013 - 08:12 | Read more
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ENVIRONMENTAL EXTRAVAGANZA 2013 -April 20-June 9 - City of Surrey ~ Archived

The Master Gardeners are supporting the City of Surrey's Environmental Extravaganza event (April 20-June 9, 2013). MGs will be holding a number of clinics and three MGs will be running workshops: HYDRANGEAS - Tuesday April 23rd, 7-8:30pm, at Semiahmoo Library Meeting Room (1815-...

04/19/2013 - 10:53 in Vancouver | 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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VANCOUVER ISLAND: MG Basic Training Course

   “VIMGA is pleased to announce that a MG Basic Training course will be offered by VIU at the Paine Horticultural Centre in Nanaimo, beginning on Sept 14, 2013 for 12 Saturdays ending December 7th, 2013. (No classes Sat. Oct. 12th Thanksgiving weekend).   Important change – we...

03/21/2013 - 02:59 in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) | 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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SEEDS OF DIVERSITY RECEIVES DONATION

Thanks to the generous door donations  at the February 23rd Seedy Saturday held at VanDusen Botanical Gardens and hosted by the Vancouver Master Gardeners, Seeds of Diversity received a cheque for $1,500 towards their worthy programs. $1,100 was donated at the door by attendees...

03/14/2013 - 13:50 in Vancouver | Read more
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Seminar with Dr. Linda Gilkeson: Life After Pesticides ~ Archived

Seminar with Dr. Linda Gilkeson Life After Pesticides: Saving Our Pollinators One Garden at a Time Saturday April 20 Campus Activity Centre: room 130 (Alpine Room)  Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC 9:00 am - 4:00 pm seminar: $35   catered lunch: $20  presented by the...

03/06/2013 - 06:02 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more
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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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