2022 Fall into Gardening

       2022 Fall into Gardening

Coping with Climate Instability in your Garden”

NRS (Nanaimo Rhododendron Society), MARS (Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society),and VIMGA (Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association) are pleased to offer a day of education and enjoyment with internationally recognized gardening experts. 

Tickets: $25 in advance or $30 at the door

  • Date:            Sunday, October 23, 2022
  • Location:  Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
                           747 Jones St. Qualicum Beach, B.C. V9K 1S7
  • Time:            10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM

Introductory Remarks

10:05 AM – 11:00 AM

Douglas Justice: UBC Botanical Garden Associate Director and Curator

“Planting Trees for a Drier and Hotter Future”

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM


11:20 AM – 12:15 PM

Caroline Josefsson: Vancouver Island University Biology Department

“Gardening with less water – learning from the Garry Oak Ecosystem”

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM


1:15 PM – 2:10 PM

Des Kennedy: writer, activist, celebrated speaker

“Weather or Not” a light hearted romp through the triumphs and travails of the weather-beaten gardener

2:10 PM – 2:30 PM


2:30 PM – 3:25 PM

Bonnie Zand: Entomologist and owner of Bonnie’s Bugs IPM

“Gardening for pollinators: supporting BC’s diverse native bees

3:25 PM – 3:30 PM

Closing Remarks


Refreshments:  coffee, tea, and treats will be provided.  Please bring your own bag lunch.


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