Monthly Archives: June 2013

  • Harry’s Farewell Party

    Posted on June 24, 2013 by in Botanical Events

    After five amazing years and countless success events, such as the Festival of Lights, Earth Art, Touch Wood, Epic Sustainable Living Expo, etc., to his credit, Harry Jongerden, the Director of VanDusen Botanical Garden, has decided to return to Ontario to be the Director of the Toronto Botanical Garden. Planning the farewell party for Harry […]

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  • The Grow Project

    Posted on June 24, 2013 by in Projects, Programs and Workshops

    In April of this year, I was asked by the Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV) if I would be interested in aiding The Grow Project and teach  the residents of a neighborhood complex how to garden and get them interested in local food production. Before I knew it, my hands were covered with dirt, […]

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  • The Development of the Steveston Educational Garden

    Posted on June 24, 2013 by in Projects, Programs and Workshops

    It was a cool winter’s day when I went down to the proposed site of the Steveston Educational Garden at Steveston Community Centre, adjacent to the Japanese Cultural Centre. I had the pleasure to meet Howard Palliser; we briefly chatted about the timeline for the garden’s development, the design process, and organizational support and funding. […]

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  • Surrey Nature Centre’s GardenFest

    Posted on June 24, 2013 by in Projects, Programs and Workshops

    The GardenFest was a great family event to educate young and old about nature and local food production. There were seed and fruit tree vendors, interactive kids games, and a table dedicated to invasive plants education. I taught two workshops where I talked about vegetable gardening and native berries. The public interest in reinclusion of […]

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  • VanDusen Plant Sale

    Posted on June 24, 2013 by in Botanical Events

    VanDusen Plant Sale was a roaring success as usual. Thousand of folks came out, searched through the countless tables of plants, asked numerous questions, mentally planned their garden, and convinced themselves that their gardens could use a few more plants. As usual, I was at the VanDusen Seed Collector’s table and the Native Plant Society […]

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