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COMMUNITY EVENTS

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2023 - January

Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - Calendar - 

Vancouver Master Gardeners

For ongoing Events calendar, click HERE

Posted on Sunday, October 23, 2022 - Event -

Victoria Master Gardener Association

is pleased to announce their next  

"MIXING IT UP - Evolving Gardens 2023" Conference

"When the 100-Mile diet will meet the 100-mile conference!"

Located at the Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney 

on Saturday, January 21 from 9 AM to 4:30 PM

Early Bird fee (until Nov. 30) - $80  Regular fee (from Dec. 1) $100

For more information, click HERE or for conference details, click HERE

 

Posted on Friday December 2, 2022 - Meeting -

AGCVI (Alpine Gardeners of Central Vancouver Island) presents 

Thom Rypien talking about "Alpine Gardening on the Prairies" TBC

AGCVI meets at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre - 747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach

on Monday, January 30 at 1 - 3:30 PM doors open at 12:30 PM

All are welcome; $3 fee includes prize draw ticket, coffee/tea & goodies.  

For more information check out the AGCVI website HERE

 

2023 - February

Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2022 - Event -

Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday

AGCVI meets at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre - 747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach

At 10 AM - 3:30 PM on Saturday, February 4

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2022 - Meeting -

AGCVI (Alpine Gardeners of Central Vancouver Island) presents 

Dr. Richard Hebda on "Winter Jewels" TBC

AGCVI meets at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre - 747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach

on Monday, February 7 at 1 - 3:30 PM doors open at 12:30 PM

All are welcome; $3 fee includes prize draw ticket, coffee/tea & goodies.  

For more information check out the AGCVI website HERE

 

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2022  - Meeting -

Qualicum Beach Garden Club

is pleased to announce Dixie Deans, Master Gardener

Topic:  "First The Earth" - if you want to have success in your garden, you need to 'First Look After the Earth!' 

on Tuesday, February 14th at 7:30 - 9 PM (doors open at 7 PM).

at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre - 747 Jones Street - Guest Fee - $3

For more information, click HERE

 

Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2022 - Meeting -

MARS (Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society)

Presents: Healthy Soil: If your soil could talk, what would it say?

by Tamara of Dinter Nursery

on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30 PM

Located at Qualicum Beach Civic Centre - 747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach

Visitors Welcome - No Admission Charge! 

For more information about this event, click HERE

 

Posted on Saturday, January 14, 2023 - Meeting - 

Mid Island Floral Art Club 

is pleased to announce their next meeting! 

"Learning Floral Stuctures"

at St. Stephen's United Church Hall, 150 Village Way in Qualicum Beach

on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 2 PM

  New Members Always Welcome.  Guest Fee - $6

For more information, email Joanne Hamilton or phone at 250-757-8969

 

2023 - March

Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2022 - Meeting -

MARS (Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society)

Presents: Plant Culture Round Table

Ask our Experts:  John Deniseger, Linda Derkach, Sue Klapwijk, and Glen Jamieson

on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30 PM

Located at Qualicum Beach Civic Centre - 747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach

Visitors Welcome - No Admission Charge! 

For more information about this event, click HERE

 

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2023 - Event -

CFI (Coombs Farmers' Institute) presents

The 3rd Annual Seedy Sunday

on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 11 AM - 4 PM

At the Coombs Fairgrounds - 1014 Ford Road, Coombs

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2022 - Meeting -

AGCVI (Alpine Gardeners of Central Vancouver Island) presents 

Ian Duncan and Anne Allen to speak on "Wild Flowers of Newfoundland"

AGCVI meets at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre - 747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach

on Monday, March 27 at 1 - 3:30 PM doors open at 12:30 PM

All are welcome; $3 fee includes prize draw ticket, coffee/tea & goodies.  

For more information check out the AGCVI website HERE

 

2023 - April

Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2022 - Event -

MARS (Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society)

Presents: MARS Annual Rhododendron Show & Plant Sale

on Saturday, April 22 from 10 AM to 2 PM

Located at - Qualicum Beach Curling Club, 644 Memorial Avenue, Qualicum Beach

Visitors Welcome - No Admission Charge! 

For more information about this event, click HERE

 

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2022 - Meeting -

AGCVI (Alpine Gardeners of Central Vancouver Island) presents 

AGM - More info coming soon

AGCVI meets at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre - 747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach

on Monday, April 24, at 1 - 3:30 PM doors open at 12:30 PM

All are welcome; $3 fee includes prize draw ticket, coffee/tea & goodies.  

For more information check out the AGCVI website HERE

 

2023 - MAY

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2023  - Event -

Qualicum Beach Garden Club

is pleased to announce their  

 All About the Garden Sale 

on Saturday, May 14th at 8:30 - 12 Noon

at 701 Larch Drive, Qualicum Beach

For more information, click HERE

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PAST EVENTS 

 

Posted on Friday, January 6, 2023 - ZOOM Presentation - 

Comox Valley Horticultural Society 

is pleased to announce 

Brian Minter presenting on "Exciting trends in Gardening from Europe 

on Monday, January 16 at 7 PM

Anyone can join as a guest for $5.50 by Friday, January 13, 2023 by getting your ticket HERE

Please visit the website HERE for more information.

 

Posted on Friday, December 09, 2022  - AGM Meeting -

Qualicum Beach Garden Club

is pleased to announce  Alexey Tretyakov

Topic:  The Hobby of Orchid Growing 

on Tuesday, January 10th at 7:30 - 9 PM (doors open at 7 PM).

at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre - 747 Jones Street - Guest Fee - $3

For more information, click HERE

 

Posted on November 20, 2022 - Meeting -

MARS (Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society)

Presents: MARS Members' Slide Show and

Iceland Plants and Gardening by Dr. Glen Jamieson

on Wednesday, January 11 at 7:30 PM

Located at Qualicum Beach Civic Centre - 747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach

Visitors Welcome - No Admission Charge! 

For more information about this event, click HERE

2022 - December

Posted on November 20, 2022 - Event - 

Milner Gardens & Woodland 

Announces:  MILNER CHRISTMAS MAGIC

starting December 2nd-4th, 9th-11th, and 16th-21st, from 5 PM - 8:30 PM

with last entry at 8 PM

Located at 2179 Island Hwy West, Qualicum Beach.

For more information on this special event, click HERE

 

2022 - November

Posted on November 05, 2022 - Event -

Dinter Nursery

is pleased to announce they are hosting a  

"Bonsai Workshop"

at 2205 Phipps Road, Duncan (5 km south of Duncan on Highway 1)

on Saturday, November 19, 2022 between 10 AM and 12 PM

  For the Dinter Nursery Newsletter and more information on the workshop click HERE

2022 - July - Sept

Posted on August 18, 2022 - Event - 

Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society (MVIHES)​

Is delighted to announce that Deb Jones, is giving a presentation on Rain Gardens

on Thursday, August 25 at 1:00 PM

In person:  McMillan Arts Centre, Parksville

To attend in person you must register at   info@mvihes.bc.ca

If you cannot attend you can join a ZOOM meeting (link below).

Further information on Deb Jones’ and content of presentation click HERE

Topic: Urban Watersheds:  restoring 'the sponge' with Deborah Jones

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88489849727?pwd=cDUyanNJYUxxRjZNYmkzQ2RkdTIwUT09

Meeting ID: 884 8984 9727

Passcode: 505196

2022 - June

Posted on March 16, 2022 - Event -

The Denman Conservancy Organization

is pleased to announce the

DENMAN ISLAND HOME and GARDEN TOUR

Scheduled for Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 9:30am - 5 PM  

For Information and Earlybird Tickets (on sale until May 15 at 5 PM for $20) click HERE

Tickets after May 15 are $25

Posted on May 4, 2022 - Event - 

7th Annual

ALTURSA GARDEN TOUR 

Scheduled for Sunday, June 12, 2022  10:00 AM  - 3 PM  

For Information and Tickets ($20 - cash only) click HERE

 

2022 - May 

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2022 - Event -

Mill Bay Community Flower and Garden Show 

is pleased to announce they are out of hibernation!

For more information click Mill Bay Garden Show

If you would like to participate as a vendor, contribute to the silent auction or

would like more exhibitor information regarding available classes click HERE

on Saturday, May 28, 2022 

  Adults $2 / Children Free

For more information, email Chris Mercer or phone at 613-220-0010

 

May - 2021

Posted on May 22, 2021 - Insects in Agriculture Citizen Science Project - Event

The Vancouver Island Pests, Pollinators and Beneficials Project (VIPPB)

will be running a number of programs over the summer of 2021, with the goals of increasing our knowledge of the diversity of species that are present in Vancouver Island agriculture, ranging from pests, to pollinators, to other beneficial insects such as predators and parasitoids.  One aspect of the project is a citizen science project, using the iNaturalist platform.  We would love to have a wide range of observations from across the island, and from the multiple scales of agriculture present here.  All you need to join is a camera and a computer or smartphone, and a willingness to photograph insects that you observe in agricultural settings (from home gardens to large scale farms).  I am attaching a short intro to the project, which I hope you will be willing to forward to your membership.  As well, I will be proving a zoom introduction to the project on June 10th.  You can sign up for the webinar here, or if you are already familiar with iNaturalist, our project can be found HERE.  You can learn about all the aspects of VIPPB on our facebook page, twitter account, and through our newsletter.  

 

Funding for this project has been provided by the governments of Canada and British Columbia under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. Funding is administered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC and the BC Agricultural Research & Development Corporation. This project is part of the Regional Adaptation Program delivered by the Climate & Agriculture Initiative BC.  

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