Island News & Views
Go to Site Index See "Island News & Views" main page
General · 13th March 2016
Valerie Barr
Back by popular demand, Linda Gilkenson (Phd. in Entomology) is guest speaker at the Garden Club’s March 21st meeting, 7pm at the Community Centre. Linda is an expert in pest management and organic gardening. Her talk will bring local gardeners up to date on how the extreme weather of recent years affects plant development and what causes the injury and stress disorders which are appearing in our gardens and in native flora. Learn how to be an adaptable gardener, design resilient gardens, grow trees with a future, and help plants survive weird weather – heat, cold, drought and storms. The talk will discuss plant health issues in ornamentals and trees, as well as in food crops. Find her info on the web www.lindagilkenson.ca
For the show and tell table, please bring some spring flowers: crocus, hellebores, Japanese plums, forsythia and surprise us with something unusual. Can anyone pick a bouquet of daffodils for the meeting? Drop ins welcome $3 at the door or buy an annual membership.

Workshop for local gardeners – Making the most of your Year Round Garden
Sunday March 20th, 10 am to 4 pm Linda Gilkenson will give a workshop that teaches how to: use soil amendments, identify and control pests, compost, plan for backyard crops and create a year round vegetable garden. These are topics of concern for all Quadra Island gardeners – great advice for novice and experienced gardeners. Anyone who participated in Linda’s workshop a few years ago, will remember how much we learned from her presentation. To preregister for the workshop email JoanVarley at jvarleyxplornet.com Cost is $20 for members, $30 for non-members.
Resilient Gardening for a Changing ClimateNew or Updated
Comment by Lu Schanfarber on 17th March 2016
Thank you for bringing this important workshop to Quadra Island! These are the kinds of gardening workshops that will prepare us for the coming changes in our climate, our economy & our increasingly expensive food supply chain.