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

Saturday, February 23, 2019             VanDusen Botanical Garden Seedy Saturday, 5151 Oak Street (at 37th Avenue)       10 am to 4 pm                                   Vancouver.

Admission by donation                   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: to be announced

                                                 

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, bcseedcoop@gmail.com,

www.bccoseedcoop.com

Buds 'n Petals Lisa Blair, Langley.

City Farmer 2150 Maple Street, Vancouver - entrance off Arbutus Greenway

at Maple Street and 6th Avenue.

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)

and some young kiwi (Issai).

<derrywalsh88@gmail.com   http://www.derrysorchardandnursery.ca

Edible Oasis.  Native Plants and Edibles  michael@edibleoasis.ca   www.edibleoasis.ca

Farm Folk/City Folk

Invasive Species Council of B.C. - latest info on the Japanese Beetle.  projects@bcinvasives.ca 

www.bcinvasives.ca

Kelpman

Keremeos Heritage Grist Mill

Mekdes Gete* Catering Ethiopian food and treats.  Cell 778-996-0590

Salt Spring Seeds - new seed varieties. ghettoyogi@hotmail.com  www.sa;tspringseeds.com

Seeds of Diversity  www.seeds.ca

Speedibin Composter- backyard composting, products and education. Deluze Speedibin Composter,

an all metal composter designed to keep out rats and be easy to use. compost@Speedibin.com,   

www.speedibin.com

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 - short season varieties with great disease resistance,

untreated, suitable for organic growing, non-gmo seeds.  alex@westcoastseeds.com   

www.westcoastseeds.com

Saturday February 23, 2019               Pruning the Right Way Course HI27  One session.

9.30 am to 3.30 pm                            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.

Langley Continuing Education                                                           

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

Cost $59.99 plus $5 for Darts Hill                                                         

                                                              Please bring $5 for admission fee to Dart's Hill Garden. Please bring a lunch                                                                      and dress for the weather. Your own transportation is required for the field                                                                      trip.

                                                                                                      

Saturday, February 23, 2019                Winter Pruning Royal Roads

 

Saturday March 2, 2019                      Richmond Seedy Saturday sponsored by the Richmond Food Security Society

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

10 am to 2 pm                                      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.   

                                                                                                                     

                                                                       Vendors

                                                             BC Eco Seed Co-op (table and Presentation)

                                                             Derry's Orchard and Nursery

                                                             Edible Oasis

                                                             Kelp Man

                                                             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 

                                                             Wild Research

                                      

Saturday, March 16, 2019                  B C Fruit Testers.  Spring Plant Sale and Annual General Meeting.

9.30 am to 12.30 noon                        North/South Saanich Exhibition Grounds, 1528 Stelly's Cross Road, Saanich,                                                                      Vancouver Island.

For BCFTA members only,

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

at the door.                                        

                                                             Cash table will have berry plants, vines, limited amount of rootstocks,                                                                              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)

Sunday, March 31, 2019                     Spring Affair, Michael J Fox Theatre, 7373 Macpherson Avenue, Burnaby

tickets available online $50

www.karelo.com

or $60 at the door

Check out our inspiring and educational line up of speakers:

  • 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

Saturday, April 6, 2019                       Seedy Saturday at Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey, B.C.

11 am to 3 pm

                                                                          Vendors

Free Admission                                  Derry's Orchard and Nursery

                                                             Buds 'n Petals                                                          

                                                             Urban Fruitery

                                                             Other Vendors to be announced  

 

Saturday, April 13, 2019                      DBG Fruit Growers Group Scionwood Exchange

11 am to 3 pm                                      Upper Classroom at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden,

                                                             six km north of Devon, Alberta.

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

 

Sunday, April 28, 2019                        VanDusen Botanical Garden Annual Plant Sale,    5151 Oak Street (at 37th            10 am to 4 pm                                    Avenue) Vancouver.  

 

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

Saturday, May 11, 2019.                     South Surrey Garden Club Plant Sale, St Mark's Anglican Church, 12952 - 20th     10 am to noon                                    Avenue, South Surrey.     

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

 

 
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