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UBC Certificate in Garden Design 2015

UBC Certificate in Garden Design 2015
Arthurs, Kerri <kerri.arthurs@ubc.ca>
To: “strathcona.garden.info@gmail.com” <strathcona.garden.info@gmail.com>
Dear Carmen,

 

To members of Strathcona Community Garden, I am pleased to tell you that registration is open for the next offering of the UBC Certificate in Garden Design program, starting in March 2015. Designed for horticultural practitioners, nursery tradespeople, landscapers and industry professionals, this comprehensive and innovative professional development program led by prominent Vancouver landscape architect and garden designer Ron Rule features lectures, demonstrations, applied design assignments, exclusive site visits, guest lecturers by regional experts and hands-on projects.

 

Applications are now being accepted for the next offering of this unique part-time program, which runs from March to August 2015. For more information about the program and to apply, please visit https://cstudies.ubc.ca/programs/garden-design-certificate. We also welcome you to attend a free Information Session to meet program instructors and graduates, and find out if the UBC Certificate in Garden Design program is right for you.

 

Information Session

Tuesday, January 27, 7pm

UBC Robson Square

800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC

Register online to reserve your spot

 

In addition, you may want to check out the following design courses, recommended for anyone considering the UBC Certificate in Garden Design: Basic Drafting for Design (7 sessions, Saturdays, February 7-April 4 from 9:30am-12:30pm); Basic Design Sketching (2 sessions, Saturday, April 11 & Sunday, April 12 from 9:30am-4:30pm).

 

For more information about the program and other professional development opportunities offered, please visit https://cstudies.ubc.ca/programs/garden-design-certificate and join our subscription list for regular program updates. We welcome you to share this information with anyone you think may find these courses and program of interest.

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

Kerri

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UBC Botanical Gardens: Handmade wreaths and more

See the latest UBC Botanical Gardens Newsletter here.

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“Wisdom from Beekeepers” – A beekeeping seminar & community resources expo

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The Chilliwack Beekeeping Community presents…

Sunday, November 23, 1:00-4:00pm @ Yarrow Community Hall

(Southside Meeting Room, 4670 Community St., Yarrow, B.C.)

 

Join us to listen and learn from a panel of experts share their beekeeping wisdom, experience, and helpful tips. In the beekeeping world there’ s a saying along the lines that “if you ask 3 beekeepers the same question, you’ll get 4 answers” so we’re in for a treat! We are thrilled to host our special guest speakers and Master Beekeepers:

 

Scott Gordon, Natural Bee Apiaries, Maple Ridge, B.C.

Jerry Awram, Honeyview Farms, Chilliwack, B.C.

Lindsay Dault, Urban Bee Supplies, Delta B.C.

 (Read about our speakers below)
After the seminar, stay for a mix & mingle to connect with other beekeepers, sample local honey harvested this year, learn about community resources, browse items for sale, and enjoy refreshments provided.

 

*Table room will be provided for registered guests to display business cards, pamphlets, books, helpful resources, and small items for sale (bees & beekeeping theme/products only).

 

*Beekeepers are invited to compete in a ‘Honey Competition’ where all attendees will taste and vote for their favourite. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners will be announced and awarded.

 

This is the perfect time of year to learn about and prepare for next year’s beekeeping season – for those considering the practice in 2015. The seminar is also an excellent opportunity to brush up on your beekeeping skills and to answer some of those tough questions around keeping honeybees, for already experienced beekeepers. Finally, the expo is a great way to network your beekeeping business if you make & sell equipment locally, sell harvested products, or simply have a passion for bee-themed crafts or artwork.

 

 

EVENT SCHEDULE:

 

12:30 – 12:45 Set-up

1:00 – 3:00 Seminar

3:00 – 4:00 Expo Meet & Mingle

3:45 Honey competition and door prize winners announced

4:00 – 4:30 Clean- up

 

 

 

 

ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS

 

Jerry Awram

A beekeeper since 1956, Jerry runs a family business with his wife & son with 4000 hives in the Fraser Valley and in the Country of Athabasca (Alberta), and operates a farm store & packing facility in Rosedale B.C. Jerry (& his son) has a PHD in molecular biology & entomology respectfully, and Jerry’s background includes his roles as: provincial apiculturist (Alberta), lecturer in beekeeping at Fairview College and NAIT, chairman of AHP Coop, vice president of BeeMaid honey, president of the CHC and secretary of CAPA.

Visit: http://www.honeyviewfarm.ca

 

Scott Gordon

Scott Gordon has been working in the beekeeping industry for 19 years. He has steadily expanded his profitable apiary to 300 hives. His interest in honeybees led him to attend queen rearing seminars and the Bee Masters course at Simon Fraser University. In 2002 Scott traveled to New Zealand to participate in the beekeeping industry. While there, he worked with David Yanke a Commercial Queen Breeder in New Zealand, who instructed him in the technical aspects of artificial insemination of queen bees. Scott has also worked with commercial beekeepers in New Zealand, the Fraser Valley and the interior of British Columbia. In addition to Scott’s experience in commercial beekeeping, he was employed by Natural Factors Laboratories to expand his knowledge of bees and their associated products. Most recently, Scott works in cooperation with the University of British Columbia to assist with a genetics research project and currently holds a position with the B.C. ministry of agriculture as a provincial bee inspector.

Visit: http://www.beenaturalapiaries.com

 

Lindsay Dault

A beekeeper for 8 years, an instructor for 4 years, and Master Beekeeper;  Lindsay’s life revolves around the honey bee. In 2010, she and her husband started Urban Bee Supplies (Delta, BC) and they now provide hundreds of Vancouver residents with beekeeping supplies, education, and honey bees throughout the year. Lindsay has been featured in books including Backyard Roots, requested to speak to the Senate regarding urban honey bee health, and what started as a hobby has grown to a full blown passion and career too!  Visit: http://www.urbanbeesupplies.ca

 

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Join us to learn from these exceptional beekeepers and to network with local beekeepers!  The event is open to the public, but space is limited. The facility is wheelchair accessible and parking is free.

 

 

SEMINAR/EXPO COST:
* Early Bird Registration $20 (UNTIL Oct. 31)

* Regular Registration $25 (AFTER Oct. 31)

* Special Discount $20 for beekeepers who bring resources, displays items, items for sale, etc. Space is limited. (BEFORE Nov. 8)

HOW TO REGISTER:

 

Email circlebee23@gmail.com to request Registration Form

 

Forms then submitted by email (&  payment by email transfer) OR  sent via Canada Post (& payment by check). See deadlines on registration form. 

Laura Cameron – Delisle

Environmental Educator, Community-Builder, Beekeeper, Circlekeeper

laura@thebumblebeecircle.com

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About The Bumblebee Circle

Circle & creative facilitation services for individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, school bodies, etc. including small & large workshops, event hosting, special presentations/talks, and unique learning opportunities. I specialize in facilitating Circle for community-building and environmental education purposes and offer a unique understanding & experience of Circle by drawing from the wisdom of bees and beekeeping. Learn more about the Circle process as understood through the world of bees here: Circlebee: A book about Circle and bees 

Contact me 

Laura Cameron-Delisle
8993 Broadway St. Chilliwack, BC Canada V2P 5V9

Tel: 604-703-0341

Email: laura@thebumblebeecircle.com
IM/Skype: Lauraleaf

www.thebumblebeecircle.com

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Share Thanksgiving

Share Thanksgiving Hosts Flyer

Hello,

My name is Franny Varty and I’m contacting you on behalf of Share Thanksgiving Vancouver. Share Thanksgiving is a community-based project to connect newly arrived immigrant families with established Canadian families to share a Thanksgiving dinner and help build cross-cultural community across the country.

The reason that we’re reaching out to you is to help get the word out to Canadian host families and individuals about how they can sign up to host a newly arrived immigrant family or individual for Thanksgiving dinner this year. I think that the idea of sharing a good meal directly correlates to your goals of creating community as well as supporting local farms and environmental protection! It’s super simple and shouldn’t take up much of you or your staff’s time. In order to facilitate matching folks based on where they live, dietary restrictions, family composition (we say “family” but it’s open to everyone!), and other criteria, we’ve put together a website where hosts and guests can sign up which will automatically create the best matches

If you have time we would greatly appreciate it if you can spread the word to your networks. The website is at www.sharethanksgiving.ca and I’ve attached a poster for you to print off in order to help get the word out. We’re hoping to have families registered by September 29th so that we can do the matching and put folks in touch with one another before Thanksgiving itself arrives.

The website also has a bunch of additional information on how it works and what we’re hoping to accomplish, as well as a video highlighting some past experiences. I’d encourage you to check it out. If you have any other questions or if there is anything else I can do to support you getting the word out to your clients (additional outreach material, meeting in person to discuss, anything!), please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email or by phone. My number is (604) 655-1424.

Thank you very much and I look forward to keeping in touch!

Cheers,

Franny Varty

(604) 655-1424

 

@ShareThanksYVR

www.sharethanksgiving.ca

 

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Mark your calendar: Treasured Bulb Sale – Sept. 13

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Hours

UBC Botanical Garden
Daily 9:30 am to 5 pm

Shop in the Garden
Daily 9:30 am to 5 pm

Nitobe Memorial Garden
Daily 9:30 am to 5 pm

Greenheart Canopy Walkway

Daily 10 am to 4 pm
(last tour at 3 pm)

Segways tours – NEW!

UBC Botanical Garden has partnered with Wild BC Tours and Guiding to bring segway tours to the Garden. If you’ve never tried a segway before, you are in for a treat. Gliding through the garden is next to effortless and a great way to experience more of our wonderful collections in a single visit.

Learn more about Segway Tours in the Garden.

Rain City Chronicles

The Great Outdoors, a storytelling event put on by the Rain City Chronicles, held on August 7th in the UBC Botanical Garden, was just such a night. But it was no ordinary evening–the garden, complete with a supermoon above, was made all the more special by the presence of gifted storytellers and musicians, pies and gin, belly laughter and hushed listening in the Roseline Sturdy Amphitheatre.

Click here to read a blog post on our website about the event.

Aeriosa

This summer, in partnership with Greenheart Canopy Walkway, the Garden hosted the Aeriosa Dance Society for 7 performances in June and August. With over 500 tickets sold and 5 sold-out performances, our collaborative vision to combine unexpected experiences of dance with the natural environment of the Garden was realized.  We also celebrated the performances with wine and cheese gatherings in the Meyer Glade while the sun set and the squirrels chattered. Special thanks are extended to Julia Taffe and all her dancers, Randi Thomas and all the amazing volunteers without whom this special event could not have happened.

Membership

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.

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.

Follow us on twitter, facebook and instagram. Our handle is @ubcgarden.

Treasured Bulb Sale

September 13, 2014, 11am-3pm

Free event admission

Don’t miss our fall bulb sale for a great Bulb selection including garden favourites and specialty bulbs for all seasons. There will be tea and goodies, planting demonstrations, and more!

Apple Festival

October 18-19, 2014, 11am-4pm
$4 cash entry (Children 12 years and under free)

A family event for all ages, the UBC Apple Festival celebrates one of British Columbia’s favourite fruits. From children learning about the diversity of apples to those who remember tasting heritage apples in their youth, the Apple Festival is a great opportunity to not only discover more about this delicious fruit, but have a whole lot of fun doing it!

Scarecrow Contest – NEW!

Entry deadline October 1, 2014, 4pm
Free!

We invite you to participate in our first ever SCARECROW Contest at UBC Botanical Garden’s Apple Festival! Let your imagination run wild and be eligible to win some great prizes.

Click here to learn more about all of these exciting events!

Join the Friends of the Garden (FOGs)

Founded in 1976, the Friends of the Garden or ‘FOGs’, are members of a volunteer-based branch of the botanical garden. Comprised of 160 active members, FOGs assist in the planning and execution of events, operation of specific garden features such as the Shop in the Garden, and play a critical role in fundraising and generating new membership. Being a FOG is more than just volunteering, it’s a commitment to upholding the mission of the garden, and ensuring that the garden remains a sanctuary for the preservation of both native and global biodiversity not only in the present, but also into the future. FOGs receive a number of benefits for their contribution to the garden including discounts in our Shop in the Garden, weekly show and tell sessions and numerous tours and learning opportunities.

Interested in joining? The new FOG class starts September 17, 2014 for a 13 week training program. Visit our website for more information and to apply.

 

Join the Garden Outreach Team!

Are you interested in connecting with like-minded people and talking with people about the Garden and sustainability?  We have a busy season of events and outreach opportunities coming up this Fall and we need your help!  Volunteer outreach assistants play an important role by reaching out to the UBC and Vancouver community by raising awareness about the Garden programs and services. To become a volunteer outreach assistants please send an email directly to garden.programs@ubc.ca and include Volunteer Outreach Assistant in the subject line.

Upcoming opportunities

  • UBC Staff BBQ Sept 10th (10:30-2:00 pm)
  • Treasured Bulb Sale Sept 13th (10am-4:30pm)
  • UNA Barn Raising Sept 13th (10am-4:30pm)
  • Wesbrook Village Festival Sept 20th (11am-4pm)
  • Apple Fest Oct 18 & 19th
Your garden can be refreshed in our Garden Centre with the instant colour of Chrysanthemums and pansies. We service all seasons with plants for fall colour, winter fragrance, and bulbs for spring cheer!

We also have wall plaques, perfect for indoors or outdoors, with botanical flowers and birds by Wall Blossoms.

Vancouver-made cups and bowls in ‘Birch Pattern’ by local artist Sophia Clay Art will bring the outdoors inside to your table.

New patterns in our popular tablecloth selection will renew your table and Blue Dot pottery from Sechelt will add a splash of whimsy.

Stonewashed wool scarves in new autumnal jewel tones from Kemi Trading will keep you stylish and warm.

Stationery from the Shop in the Garden will help you to be organized, on time, in touch and appreciated.

One of the most frequently asked questions at the Botanical Garden is “where are the flowers?” This is not a silly question, given that most public and large commercial gardens are designed with floral display as a primary objective. In many cases, it may not be obvious to the visitor what she/he is actually looking at in a botanical garden compared with a typical display garden. However, because the Botanical Garden is primarily a research and teaching collection, it is difficult to justify the high cost of extensive flower beds. Such a dilemma—more flowers equals more revenue, versus more science equals more value to research and teaching—is not uncommon with university botanical gardens.

Read more on our blog.

– Douglas Justice, Associate Director of Horticulture and Collections

Thank you for supporting UBC Botanical Garden!
6804 SW Marine Drive | Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 CA
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UBC Botanical Garden: Join the Friends of the Garden Volunteer group

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Become a FOG! What is a FOG you ask?

Friends of the Garden –  Founded in 1976, the Friends of the Garden or ‘FOGs’, are members of a volunteer-based branch of the botanical garden. Comprised of 160 active members, FOGs assist in the planning and execution of events, operation of specific garden features such as the Shop in the Garden, and play a critical role in fundraising and generating new membership. Being a FOG is more than just volunteering, it’s a commitment to upholding the mission of the garden, and ensuring that the garden remains a sanctuary for the preservation of both native and global biodiversity not only in the present, but also into the future. FOGs receive a number of benefits for their contribution to the garden including discounts in our Shop in the Garden, weekly show and tell sessions and numerous tours and learning opportunities throughout the year. 
The new FOG class starts September 17, 2014 for a 13 week training program. 

Interested in joining? Visit our website for more information.

The Garden also has other volunteering opportunities listed on our website
Please share this opportunity with any friends and family who may be interested. Thank you!
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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UBC Botanical Garden: Join us for dancing in the trees and stories in the Garden

UBC Botanical Garden
Operating Hours

UBC Botanical Garden
Daily 9:30 am to 5 pm


Shop in the Garden
Daily 9:30 am to 5 pm

Nitobe Memorial Garden
Daily 9:30 am to 5 pm


Greenheart Canopy Walkway
Daily 10 am to 4 pm
(last tour at 3 pm)
Membership
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.
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.
UBC Farm
Our friends at the UBC Farm are in full swing with three farm markets each week. It doesn’t get any more local than this!
UBC Farm Weekly Markets:

  • Tuesdays 4:30-6:30pm at the UBC Farm
  • Wednesdays 11:30am-1:30pm at the UBC Bookstore
  • Saturdays 9am-1pm at the UBC Farm (multi-vendor market)
The August 23rd market will have a special ollinator Power theme where you can learn about the important job of pollinators for our food system. 
Visit their website for more details about their markets and more.
Follow us!
Follow us on twitter, facebook and instragram. Our handle is @ubcgarden.
Rain City Chronicles - This Saturday
Join Rain City Chronicles for an open-air evening of stories and song about The Great Outdoors in our Roseline Sturdy Amphitheatre this Saturday, August 9th. This unique storytelling event will tell the story of the Botanical Garden, along with true stories, music, seasonal treat and even a few surprises.

Aeriosa at UBC Botancial Garden presented by Greenheart Canopy Walkway
In June, the Greenheart Canopy Walkway hosted a special performance called Aeriosa with two sold out performances and lots of positive comments from guests. We have now opened up registration for a second run of August performances after our June success.
Come experience a unique performance by the captivating vertical dance group, Aeriosa, while exploring Vancouver’s most exciting eco-adventure attraction, Greenheart Canopy Walkway. Spectators will be able to see a captivating fusion of rock-climbing skill and contemporary dance movement perched on viewing platforms high in the treetops.
Here are some photos by The Province photographer Steve Bosch

shop
For your garden: The Garden Centre at the Shop in the Garden has fine plants to fill those summer gaps, statuary for year round interest and SeaSoil to top up your pots and beds.

For your menu: FORAGING, The Shop in the Garden is known as Vancouver’s best for plant books and garden writing. The Shop has books covering all aspects of foraging for wild edibles. Pacific Northwest Foraging is a reference work for the identification of some 120 fruits and plants in our area with flavor descriptions, and sustainable harvesting tips.  Foraged Flavor provides creative ways to prepare what you have gathered.  The 88 recipes written for chef Daniel Boulud veer to sophisticated fare adapted from Boulud’s Manhattan restaurant.  The Boreal Feast is a tribute to foods of Norway, Finland and Sweden. Discover how other Northern peoples use ingredients also common to our boreal forest. If you prefer to gather at the market, Eating on the Wild Side gives advice on what varieties of fruits and vegetables to choose for the most nutritional value.

For your table: The Shop carries a range of fun garden-themed tableware ready for appetizers through dessert; pair with tablecloths, napkins and coasters from the “Maritime Blues” line from Saltspring Island.

For you: to shade your head, there are hats in a myriad of materials, shapes and colours; and botanical jewellery by Vancouver’s own Jessica Jansen.

For your friends: The Shop in the Garden is the place to shop for local gifts when you are travelling abroad or to bring your visiting friends for souvenirs of their stay. We have First Nations tableware and t-shirts. Enjoy an ice cream or snack from our Garden Shed Cafe.

For staying in touch: The Shop carries a broad selection of greeting cards, Paper Blank journals designed in Vancouver, and boxed card sets from our Artist in Residence, very local.

To keep up to date as new products come in to the shop between the Garden’s monthly email newsletters you can sign up to receive periodic email from the shop by clicking here. You can also follow us on social media: twitterfacebook and instagram Our username on all three of these social networks is “ubcgarden” – follow us for the latest!.

Visit our website for more information and contact details for our shop. 
August in the Garden
If visitors are looking for flowers in the Botanical Garden, August is an ideal time to drop by. Starting in the Entrance Plaza, there are plenty of colourful plants, not least, the mounding stalks of Carolina border phlox (Phlox carolina ‘Bill Baker’) topped with its magenta pink blooms. Nearby, the glossy, red-edged leaves of the hardy creeping leadwort (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides) provide the perfect foil for its crimson-budded, sky blue flowers. These are produced with increasing frequency toward the end of August. Like most New World sages, the blue anise sage (Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’) attracts hummingbirds to its spectacular two-lipped, nectar-filled blooms. This cultivar, which is native to the highlands of South America, has exceptionally dark, purple-black calyces from which the sizeable sapphire blue flowers emerge. In the same area of the Entrance Plaza is Yakushima crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia fauriei), which is known for both its glossy, unblemished leaves and spectacular exfoliating bark. Under ideal conditions (such as what we’ve been experiencing this summer), pyramidal masses of white crepe-paper-like flowers appear at the branch tips in August. Another white-flowered plant is the fuzzy-leaved Hydrangea aspera ‘Peter Chappell’. The surprisingly attractive lace-cap blooms of this cultivar are visible meandering through the foliage just off the boardwalk. 
Click through to read more about August Garden highlights on our blog.

Volunteers Needed!

UBC Botanical Garden is seeking volunteers to lead tours throughout the summer and fall. Guides play a vital role in our mission by bringing the collection to life through engaging educational interactions with garden visitors. For this role, we are seeking people who are passionate about ecology and botany, eager to share their knowledge with others and interested in learning more about the plant world and biodiversity. 

Thank you or supporting UBC Botanical Garden!

University of British Columbia

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BCCGC bulletin – July 4, 2014

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Cottonwood Gardens Open house – July 13, 2014

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