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Compost Critters – Wildlife Week

Join the EGP’s Jason at this Wildlife Week session at the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre! Wednesday March 19, 10:30 am to 11:30 am Get your hands dirty!  Meet red wriggler worms and learn about how they can help make delicious compost for your backyard garden. All Wildlife Week events are by donation. Please come early […]


Seedy Saturday!

Join us to exchange or buy organic seeds, vegetable seedlings, strawberry plants, and composted manure. Meet local seed growers, check out the Seed Library, and learn to save your own seeds. When: Saturday March 1st, 2014 1pm-3pm Where: North Shore Neighbourhood House Inman Room – 225 East 2nd Street, North Van Admission by donation. Have questions?  Contact Christine […]

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Backyard Seed Saving – Free Workshop!

When: Saturday, March 1st, 2014 | 11:30am – 1:00pm Where: North Shore Neighbourhood House Board Room 225 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver Join this workshop to learn the fundamentals of seed saving! Learn about the basic skills and knowledge involved in seed saving. Topics include the biology of seed production, seed harvesting and cleaning, appropriate seed crops […]


Fruit Tree Pruning 101

When: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 | 10-11:30am Where: Queen Mary Community Garden If you’re looking at your backyard fruit trees wondering how to help them thrive, join fruit tree expert David Tracey for this hands-on workshop. David will go through the basics of fruit tree pruning, so you will go home knowing when and what […]


Bees In Your Backyard

Join Beekeeper Lianne at the Cultivate Garden to learn about the bee pollinators that live on our North Shore. You’ll set up a mason bee house, learn about their life cycle, harvesting their cocoons and what you can do for their health. She will also touch on honeybees and their role in pollination and honey […]

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GardenSmart Workshop – Backyard Composting: Simple Steps for Beginners

When: Saturday, Sept 14 – 10:00am-11:30am Where: Charros Community Garden Cost: $8.25 Registration Required, please phone: 604-990-3755 Join Elizabeth Leboe for a hands-on opportunity to learn how to compost successfully in your own backyard. Whether you’re starting from scratch or with a slimy, smelly bin, we’ll get you on the right track!This is a hands-on outdoor workshop […]


GardenSmart Workshop: Fantastic Food Forests!

Wednesday August 21st, 6:30pm Join North Shore Permaculture enthusiasts Emily Jubenvill and Tricia Edgar in the flourishing food forest at the Queen Mary Community Garden. You’ll get an introduction to the concept of permaculture and lots of information about what a food forest is, along with tips and pointers on perennial edible landscapes. There is […]


GardenSmart Workshop – Winter Gardening: Growing Food through a West Coast Winter

When: Tuesday, July 23 – 7:00pm-8:30pm Where: John Braithwaite Community Centre, Anchor Room  Cost: $8.25 Registration Required, please phone: 604-990-3755 It’s the perfect time to plan next year’s winter garden! So save a little space in your garden, and join the expert farmer Garden Wright to learn about growing hardy food in small urban spaces during the depths of […]