BC Council of Garden Clubs Bulletin Sept. 15

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July/August 2015 Bulletin is now available!

Autumn is around the corner!

Hello and Welcome . . .

I hope everyone had a terrific summer in spite of the challenges this past summer had presented with the very hot weather, lack of rain, water restrictions and forest fire threats.

The Bulletin:
The September/October issue is out and has been sent out.  If you did not get your copy, you can download it from our website here.  Thanks to everyone who submitted articles and pictures to The Bulletin.  We looking forward to seeing more from other clubs as well.

First Ever Photo Contest:
And speaking of pictures . . . we are holding our First Ever Photo Contest.  Details can be found on our website and our Facebook Page.   There will be prizes for the three photos voted as the best submissions.  Enter by September 15 (you must be a member of a BCCGC affiliated garden club to enter.  Voting begins September 16 and is open to all to cast their votes (one per day), and the winner will be announced at the Fall Meeting of the BC Council of Garden Clubs.

Fall Meeting:
Registration forms for the Fall Meeting on October 24 are available on our website and will be mailed with the Bulletin to those clubs receiving it by Canada Post.  Early bird deadline is October4th.
And once again, you will be able to register online at EventBrite.com.

Club Events Listings:
Don’t forget that your club make advertise their upcoming events on our website by going to the Events page and entering the information in the Events Listing form.  It is super easy and listings will show up on the website immediately.

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE:
We will be having elections at the March 2016 AGM for the positions of First Vice-President, Treasurer, Bulletin Editor and Scholarship – but before then we need a committee of at least two volunteers.  Details about the positions are given in more detail on the website on the Executive Board tab here.  If you’re interested in helping out, please email President@bcgardenclubs.com.

Is now available from our website:
The current issue can be downloaded from our website.  Copies of previous issues are also available.

Our first ever Photo Contest:
Details and entry form is available on our website as well as on our FaceBook Page.  Please check it out and share your favourite garden photo.
If you don’t entry, make sure you check it out on September 16 and vote for your favourite photo.

Fall Meeting October 24, 2015:
Don’t forget to register for our Fall Meeting.  Registration forms are available for download on our website.  Once again you will be able to register online at EventBrite.  Early Bird Deadline is October 4.
Our guest speakers will be Steve Whysall, Joshua Yu and Karen June Myskiw, and of course, we will also have our ever popular Lunch Buffet and our world famous Draw Table.  Agenda details are available on our website.
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BC Council of Garden Clubs July August-Newsletter

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UBC Botanical Gardens: Celebrate National Garden Days with us June 19-21

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BC Council of Garden Clubs Update: May

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“A Growing Affair” Plant Sale Saturday May 9, 2015 – 10am – 4pm

“A Growing Affair” Plant Sale

Saturday May 9, 2015 – 10am4pm

Location:

UBC Botanical Garden, 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4

Botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/events

604-822-4529

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BCCGC Express – Bulletin is available

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The May-June issue of the Bulletin just issued!

May 1, 2015

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Hello Everyone . . .

I hope you’re enjoying the spring weather.  Or at least anticipating the spring weather!

Just a few pieces of news.

The Bulletin

The May-June issue of The Bulletin is available for download.  Please share this with your members.  This has already been sent out to your Delegates.  Click on the above link to view and download.

Website

We are so excited that our new website is finally ready to launch.  It is being given a final review by the Board and will be launched (problems notwithstanding) on Tuesday, May 7.

Among other features, this website will allow member clubs to enter details about their upcoming events directly.  So make sure you make a point of checking it out on Tuesday.  Needless to say, we will welcome any comments regarding the new website.

Fall Meeting

Mark your calendar – October 24, 2015 is the date for the 2015 Fall Meeting of the BC Council.

It will be held at the Firefighters Banquet and Conference Centre in Burnaby.

Registration forms will be available August 15 on the website.  Online registration will again be available starting August 15.

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UBC Botanical Garden: Grow Organic Food in Small Spaces workshop this week

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UBC Botanical Garden’s 2015 Workshops, Lectures & Tours are now online

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UBC Botanical Garden’s 2015 Workshops, Lectures & Tours are now online

Interested in learning something new? UBC Botanical Garden offers a diverse selection of workshops, lectures and tours on topics such as pruning, organic gardening, arts, sustainability and more. There are over 30 interesting topics to choose from.

Visit botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/learn to register.

March Workshops:

Plant Diversity in Baja California

Friday, March 13, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  • UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Centre  • Cost: free

Discover plant diversity in the Sonoran Desert Peninsula of Baja California with Ernesto Sandoval, Director at UC Davis Botanical Conservatory.

Plan and Establish Espalier Fruit Trees

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm • UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Centre • Cost: $29.75 members, UBC students & UNA, $35 public

Do you know that most temperate tree fruits we grow in our gardens are grafted? Learn how plant tissues can be joined to optimize growth.

Fruit Tree Grafting

Saturday, March 14, 2015 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm • UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Centre • Cost: $29.75 members, UBC students & UNA; $35 public

Discover plant diversity in the Sonoran Desert Peninsula of Baja California with Ernesto Sandoval, Director at UC Davis Botanical Conservatory.

Magnolia Magic Walking Tours

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm • UBC Botanical Garden Entrance • Cost: $10

Join expert guides to explore the magnificent magnolia trees in bloom at the UBC Botanical Garden

Katie Teed

Senior Manager, Marketing and Communication | UBC Botanical Garden including Nitobe Memorial Garden | Faculty of Science

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver

6804 SW Marine Drive | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z4

Phone 604 834 8646 | Fax 604 822 2016

katie.teed@ubc.ca |  @ubcgarden | facebook.com/ubcgarden | botanicalgarden.ubc.ca

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Register now for Magnolia Magic Walking Tours& other great workshops, tours and lectures

Register now for Magnolia Magic Walking Tours& other great workshops, tours and lectures

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Operating Hours
UBC Botanical Garden
Daily 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Shop in the Garden
Daily 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Nitobe Memorial Garden
Weekdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open daily starting March 15

Greenheart Canopy Walkway
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
March: Fridays – Sundays
April: Daily
Volunteer at the Garden
Volunteers play a vital role in our mission by bringing the collection to life through engaging educational interactions with garden visitors. Learn more about volunteering at UBC Botanical Garden by visiting our website. 
Become a Member
The best way to enjoy everything the gardens at UBC have to offer is through a membership, which includes admission to both UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden.
Membership is an investment in your community and a valuable way of supporting the future of the gardens.
We’ve just revamped our membership program and have great new benefits to offer. Visit our website for more details.
Follow us!
Follow us on twitterfacebook and instragram. Our handle is @ubcgarden.
About the Garden
Established in 1916, UBC Botanical Garden curates a collection of ca. 12,000 plants, representing approximately 8,000 taxa from temperate regions around the world.
2015 Workshops, Lectures & Tours now online
Interested in learning something new? We have a diverse selection of workshops, lectures and tours on topics such as pruning, organic gardening, arts, sustainability and more. There are over 15 workshops, lectures and tours currently listed and we are adding even more!

March Workshops:

Plant Diversity in Baja California
Friday, March 13, 2015 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 
UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Centre
Cost: $5
Discover plant diversity in the Sonoran Desert Peninsula of Baja California with Ernesto Sandoval, Director at UC Davis Botanical Conservatory.
Plan and Establish Espalier Fruit Trees
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm 
UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Centre
Cost: $29.75 members, UBC students & UNA, $35 public
Do you know that most temperate tree fruits we grow in our gardens are grafted? Learn how plant tissues can be joined to optimize growth.
Fruit Tree Grafting
Saturday, March 14, 2015 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm 
UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Centre
Cost: $29.75 members, UBC students & UNA; $35 public
Discover plant diversity in the Sonoran Desert Peninsula of Baja California with Ernesto Sandoval, Director at UC Davis Botanical Conservatory.
Magnolia Magic Walking Tours
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm 
UBC Botanical Garden Entrance
Cost: $10
Join expert guides to explore the magnificent magnolia trees in bloom at the UBC Botanical Garden
Click here to visit our listings page and register.
March in the Garden
Notwithstanding an unexpected plunge into freezing temperatures, most spring-flowering plants in the Botanical Garden will be three weeks to a month early this year.  Without a doubt, the most impressive of these early bloomers will be our magnolias. Normally opening in late March and April, the Asiatic deciduous magnolia already started showing their finery in the last week of February. Magnolias in this group produce flowers on naked stems, well before leaf emergence. This group is particularly well represented in the David C. Lam Asian Garden and plants in bloom—many of which are large trees, 10 m tall or more—typically elicit much picture taking.
Horticulture Training Program

Come and join a free information session to learn all about the UBC Botanical Gardens’ provincially accredited Horticulture Training Program. Meet the instructors, tour the facilities and discuss the exciting projects we have planned for the upcoming year.

  • Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:00 pm – 8:30pm
  • Thursday, April 22, 2015, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn more about this exciting program on our website. 
Shop in the Garden & Garden Centre
Spring is definitely on the way!
The early selection of West Coast Seeds have arrived. Get a head start with their ‘Gardening Guide 2015.’ Success in the food garden requires a plan. Broad beans, peas, and spinach can be planted now. We also have seeds of popular ornamental plants collected in UBC Botanical Garden by our volunteer Friends of the Garden.
For the Garden Centre, our volunteers are potting up their early spring gems for you to take home for immediate colour and for perennial enjoyment in your garden. Remember that our plants with yellow tags are produced by volunteers and are often varieties that are not available commercially. Purchasing these plants further benefits our UBC Garden as our production costs are minimal.
This year, our focus in the Garden Centre is plants suitable for containers. This will include more dwarf and columnar varieties of woody plants, perennials with good leaf interest when out of bloom and edibles that perform well in containers. We are now receiving deliveries of new treasures every week. We also have Sea Soil to replenish your planters.
Inside the Shop in the Garden, new goods are being unpacked daily. There is no shortage of new whimsical garden ornaments, metalwork and other delights.
With free parking and a relaxed atmosphere, the Shop in the Garden is ideal for thoughtful purchasing decisions. All profits from the Shop help support the Garden. The Shop is open 7 days a week, from 9:30am to 5:00pm.
Consider purchasing or gifting a membership to the UBC Botanical Garden to enjoy unlimited visits and a 10% discount on all purchases year round.
Thank you for supporting UBC Botanical Garden!
University of British Columbia
6804 SW Marine Drive | Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 CA

 

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Upcoming Beekeeping, and ‘Circlekeeping’ workshops…

Hello Foodies!

FYI: Here are some upcoming workshops that may be of interest to you & your community members. Feel free to spread the ‘buzz’…

“Beekeeping Basics” March 26th, 6:30-8:30pm in Chilliwack B.C. $15/person

An introduction workshop to keeping honeybees – basic how-to information & helpful tips for keeping honeybees – for new & emerging beekeepers this 2015.  In an intimate setting, the workshop will cover (where/when) to get your bees, what equipment you will need, how to manage your hives through the months ahead and take care of your bees. This workshop is designed to empower confidence in new beekeepers, support decision-making and learning, and shed light on some of the mysteries you will discover in the world of beekeeping. SPACE IS LIMITED https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/beekeeping-basics-tickets-16038815529

Circlekeeping ” (Choose from) April 23rd or April 24th, 6:30-8:30pm @ in Chilliwack, B.C.  Cost: $25/person (includes book, value $15+).

 

Come discover what the Circle process entails through the world of bees & beekeeping. In this “Introduction to Circle” workshop you will learn what is meant by Circle, explore building blocks that make up the sacred social process (Cirlce’s universal processes, skills and values), and discover a thing or two about bees & beekeeping. Through an interactive learning experience of Circle, you will discover how Circle can be a valuable instrument for empowering self-awareness & well-being, nurturing healthy relationships with others (establishing heartfelt communication), for evoking wonder & awe for nature, and creating connections to the natural world (among other). Finally, participants will take home a copy of the Circlekeeping handbook, Circlebee: A book about Circle & bees [workshop host, Laura’s unique Circle design drawn from the wisdom of bees].

To Register visit:

Thursday, April 23rd, 6:30-8:30pm

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/circlekeeping-workshop-tickets-16010051495

Friday, April 24th 6:30-8:30pm

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/circlekeeping-workshop-tickets-16010555001

Laura Cameron – Delisle

Environmental Educator, Community-Builder, Beekeeper, Circlekeeper

(604) 703-0341  *  laura@thebumblebeecircle.com  *  www.thebumblebeecircle.com

ONLINE COMMUNITY: FACEBOOK  |  BLOG *  IM/Skype: Lauraleaf

The Bumblebee Circle  – Circle & Creative Facilitation Services

Explore & Experience the Circle process drawn from the wisdom of bees and beekeeping. Learn more about Circle as understood through the world of bees HERE!

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