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Articles to Read - Check out new reading material (under the RESOURCES tab).
Gabbing About GardeningCheck out Lucretia Schanfarber's YouTube Channel or podcasts - HERE
 
Fall into Gardening - Check out the recorded sessions while they are available HERE
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Posted on September 1, 2021 - University of British Columbia

  • Information regarding UBC Botanical Garden Events and Activities listed HERE  (Note:  this information is NOT included on the WEB LINKS page.)

 

Posted on June 13, 2021 - Fall into Gardening

  • This virtual Fall Conference planned by MARS, NRS and the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners.  Though many of the talks are Rhododendron related, there are a few very general talks by very renowned speakers that you might be interested in.  Registration is free and very easy, so you can pick and choose what you listen to.   (Note:  this information is NOT included on the WEB LINKS page.)

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

  • 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.   (Note:  this information is NOT included on the WEB LINKS page.)