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BC Council of Garden Clubs Fall Meeting 2018

BC Council of Garden Clubs

Saturday, 20 October 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

BC Council of Garden Clubs Fall Meeting 2018

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Garden Club Members Ended $40.00 $0.00
Non-Members or Late Registration 5h 57m $45.00 $0.00

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This Fall we focus on the INCREDIBLE EDIBLES:  what to grow and how to grow them!  Our guest speakers will focus on those two simple questions.  Join us on October 20th and find out what they can teach us.

Also, we are listening to the feedback from our members, and the Executive has put its efforts into just that.  Our final speaker will explain what we are doing, and where we go from here.  Don't miss this look into the future, and add your input.

Karin England

GUEST SPEAKER: Karin England

Planner, Regional Parks, Central Area Office Parks, Planning and Environment

Like so many landscape professionals, Karin's connection to the land grew from a childhood spent romping around in the great outdoors. An award-winning designer, she strives to provide people with engaging, sustainable outdoor spaces that enrich their lives. She holds Master of Teaching and Master of Landscape Architecture degrees, and is an experienced practitioner and educator. In addition to her work on Grow Green as a Park Planner with Metro Vancouver, she is a regular collaborator with the UBC Botanical Garden, and adjunct professor in the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.


Grow Green was created by Metro Vancouver in collaboration with the UBC Botanical Garden to encourage sustainable gardening practices. This interactive online resource shares practical solutions and tools to create gardens which support regional sustainability initiatives such as reducing water use, providing wildlife habitat, controlling invasive species, increasing biodiversity, promoting the use of compost, improving food security, and facilitating storm water absorption.

Mike LascelleGUEST SPEAKER: Mike Lascelle

Author of two books, A Grower’s Choice (Raincoast Books 2001) and A Place in the Rain – Designing the West Coast Garden (Whitecap Books 2004)with a new book, 'Extraordinary Ornamental Edibles - 100 Perennials, Trees, Shrubs and Vines for Canadian Gardens' by Douglas & McIntyre due out in spring 2018. Garden Columnist for Maple Ridge News and numerous garden articles in Canadian Gardening, GardenWise and Gardens West. ISA Certified Arborist, Ontario Diploma of Horticulture in Urban Forestry, BC Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist. 35 years horticultural experience including landscape foreman, garden designer, estate gardener and current position, nursery manager at Amsterdam Garden Centre, Pitt Meadows.



GUEST SPEAKER: Andrea Bellamy

Andrea Bellamy is the author of Small-space Vegetable Gardens: Growing Great Edibles in Containers, Raised Beds, and Small Plots (Timber Press, 2014), a regular contributor to Edible Vancouver and Wine Country magazine, and the gardener behind Heavy Petal, a blog devoted to urban organic gardening.
She has a certificate in garden design from the University of British Columbia and studied permaculture methods for food production at an urban micro-farm. She has been gardening since childhood and has grown food on rooftops, balconies, boulevards, and patios, and in community garden beds, window boxes, traffic circles, and front and backyards. She lives in Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and daughters.

GUEST SPEAKER: To Be Announced!


Send your cheque, payable to: 
BC Council of Garden Clubs
Maple Ridge, BC V2W 1V9.

Please remember to include a note with the name of your garden club and the names of people attending with your cheque.  Also, don't forget those Door Prizes!

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Firefighters Banquet & Conference Centre
6515 Bonsor Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5H 3E8

Saturday, 20 October 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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BC Council of Garden Clubs

The BC Council of Garden Clubs represents garden clubs, allotment and community gardens in BC. 


The Council hosts an Annual General Meeting in March and a General Meeting in October.  This provides an opportunity for member clubs to meet and exchange information, renew acquantances and listen to great speakers on a number of topics relating to horticulture.

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