Date and Time: Thursday October 13th, 2016. 5:30 PM -7:00 PM
Instructor: Richard Hallman, UBC Botanical Garden Pomologist in Residence
Location: UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Centre, 6804 SW Marine Drive
Description: Volunteer Orientations are held monthly, alternating Wednesdays at 11:30 and Thursday evenings. 2016 offers a full schedule covering most of the key areas of the UBC Botanical Garden. This months tour will focus on fruit trees, and leads up to our very popular Apple Festival, where we will need lots of helping hands. We will provide overviews of the ways in which volunteers can become involved at all levels of experience and interest. The next orientation will be in late November.
Notes: Dress for the weather, including wind and have appropriate footwear for all terrains.
Instructor: Richard Hallman is a renowned expert on fruit trees. He teaches workshops, hosts information booths and takes care of our collection of apples, plums, figs, grapes and pear trees at the UBC Botanical Garden.
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Canada's oldest university botanic garden, UBC Botanical Garden was established in 1916 under the directorship of John Davidson, British Columbia's first provincial botanist. The original mission of the Garden was research into the native flora of British Columbia.
Over the past century, the mission of UBC Botanical Garden has broadened to include research, conservation, teaching and public display of temperate plants from around the world, particularly Asian, alpine and native plants.
The UBC Centre for Plant Research is the research arm of the UBC Botanical Garden. With world-class research on topics including plant adaptation, evolution, genomics, plant physiology and biotic interactions, phytochemistry, plant biotechnology and plant breeding the University of British Columbia's reputation consistently ranks as one of the leading research institutions in North America.