Events

Educational Events, Sales Events, Harvest Festivals in Western Canada in the Spring of 2019

Feb 23, 2019

10 am to 4 pm

Admission by donation

Seedy Saturday at VanDusen Botanical Garden

In the Floral Hall at 5151 Oak Street (at 37th Avenue), Vancouver.

Fruit Trees, Berries, and Shrubs will be out-of-doors on the south and west side  of the Floral Hall

 

Seed Vendors will be inside the Floral Hall. 

Speakers: 

10.30 am Brian Campbell: Wasps. What are they good for?

12.00 noon Lori Weidenhammer: Smart Gardens for Bees

1.30 pm Joyce McMenamon: Backyard Composting

3.00 pm Chris Mathieson: The Old Grist Mill, Keremeos

Vendors:

 

  • Alpine Garden Club of B.C. www.ag-bc.ca

  • Barefoot Books veronika.riches@yahoo.ca

  • B C EcoSeed Co-op BC grown quality seed

  • Buds 'n Petals Lisa Blair, Langley.

  • City Farmer 2150 Maple Street, Vancouver

  • Derry's Orchard & Nursery, Aldergrove. Apple tree whips, crab-apple whips,

  • cider apple whips, and the following Berries: Blueberries (Duke, Reka, Sweetheart, Hardy Blue), Gooseberries (Little Ben and Welcome), Black Currants (Ben Nevis and Consort), blackberries (Black Satin), grapes (Himrod, Suffolk Red, and Concord), Evergreen Huckleberry (Thunderbird), strawberries (Albion, Gigantella, Cherryberry)

  • Edible Oasis.  Native Plants and Edibles  

  • Farm Folk/City Folk

  • Invasive Species Council of B.C. - latest info on the Japanese Beetle. 

  • Kelpman

  • Keremeos Heritage Grist Mill

  • Mekdes Gete Catering Ethiopian food and treats. 

  • Salt Spring Seeds - new seed varieties

  • Seeds of Diversity  www.seeds.ca

  • Speedibin Composter- backyard composting, products and education

  • Urban Fruitery Laurelle Oldford-Down. Garden Design with a good selection of fruits and berries.

  • Vancouver Master Gardeners    www.mgabc.org - vancouver.

  • VanDusen Botanical Garden

  • West Coast Seeds Certified Organic cover crops

Feb 23, 2019

9.30 am to 3.30 pm 

Cost $59.99 plus $5 for Darts Hill 

 Pruning the Right Way

Course HI27  One session.

Everything you need to know about pruning. Learn the basic principles,  selection and care of tools, references, and the pruning of specific plants.  The morning session is in the classroom at Credo Christian High. The afternoon session is a field trip to Dart's Hill Garden on 16th Avenue and 168th Street in Surrey where you will see and learn, first hand, the practical techniques for pruning.

Your instructor, Mary Dunn, is one of the most experienced and respected                                                                       gardening experts in B.C.

Langley Continuing Education - www.langleycontinuingeducation.ca 

Mar 02, 2019

10 am to 2 pm    

free

Richmond Seedy Saturday sponsored by the Richmond Food Security Society

It will take place at the Banquet Hall, Thompson Community Centre,

5151 Granville Avenue, Richmond.

For more information, contact        coordinator@richmondfoodsecurity.org

This event is a very important event to educate the community on food  security issues around the province. There will be a mix of seed, gardening and community group vendors as well as food, drink and music.   

Speaker: David Catzel

 

Vendors:

  • BC Eco Seed Co-op (table and Presentation)

  • Derry's Orchard and Nursery

  • Edible Oasis                                                       

  • Farm Folk/City Folk/BC Seed Trials

  • Invasive Species Council

  • KelpMan

  • KPU Farm and Market

  • Richmond Seed Library

  • Richmond Garden Club

  • Richmond Public Library  

  • Salt Spring Seeds

  • Sharing Farm

  • Steveston Stock and Seed Farm                                         

  • The Local Farm

  • Thompson Community Centre

  • Urban Fruitery                                                              

  • Vancouver Master Gardeners

  • WildResearch

Mar 16, 2019

9.30 am to 12.30 noon    

For BCFTA members only, but Membership is available at the door.           

B C Fruit Testers.  Spring Plant Sale and Annual General Meeting.

 North/South Saanich Exhibition Grounds, 1528 Stelly's Cross Road, Saanich,   Vancouver Island.                                                       

Pre-ordered bareroot rootstocks and plants available for pick-up. 

Cash table will have berry plants, vines, limited amount of root stocks, blueberries, currants, figs, goji, honeyberry plants, bareroot strawberries, raspberries and asparagus, grafting knives, grafting tape, paint pens, labels, and more.                                                                                                                                        

Scionwood, both heritage and from the Summerland Varieties Corp will be  available for purchase.           

                                                  

For transportation from Swartz Bay to the Exhibition Grounds, contact Derry Walsh ('contact us' at the end of this website before March 8)                                                        

for more information:  www.bcfta.ca

Mar 31, 2019

$50 if paid before March 25, or $60 if after March 25 and at the door

Spring Affair - Vancouver Master Gardeners

Michael J Fox Theatre, 7373 Macpherson Avenue, Burnaby

This is an annual event sponsored by the Vancouver Master Gardeners. The Public are welcome to come.

Check out our inspiring and educational line up of speakers:

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  • Elaine Ingham - soil food web

  • Kerry Ann Mendez - Expert gardener, nationally renowned speaker, acclaimed author.

  • Merrill A.Peterson - Professor of Biology at WWU, author Pacific Northwest Insects

  • Josephine Clark from Grow Green Guide-  Metro Vancouver collaboration with UBC Botanical Garden in creation of the Grow Green Guide

www.karelo.com

Apr 06, 2019

11 am to 3 pm

Free Admission  

 Seedy Saturday at Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey, B.C.

Vendors:

  • Buds 'n Petals

  • Derry's Orchard and Nursery                                                          

  • Urban Fruitery

  • Other Vendors to be announced  when known

Apr 13, 2019

11 am to 3 pm 

Free admission

DBG Fruit Growers Group Scionwood Exchange, Devon, Alberta.

Upper Classroom at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden,  six km north of Devon, Alberta.

for more information see https://dbgfruitgrowers.weebly.com

Apr 28, 2019

10 am to 4 pm  

Free admission

VanDusen Botanical Garden Annual Plant Sale

5251 Oak Street (at 37th Avenue) Vancouver.  

Perennials, Natives, Rhododendrons, fruit trees and berry plants, vines, fuchsias, begonias, potluck

May 11, 2019

10 am to noon  

Free admission  

South Surrey Garden Club Plant Sale

St Mark's Anglican Church, 12952 - 20th  Avenue, South Surrey.     

Perennials, trees, shrubs, fruit trees, berry plants, vegetable plants, pond plants, garden ornaments, used tools.

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