Lawn Sprinkling Schedule: Mornings-only (4-9 a.m.) watering regulations are in effect until Sept. 30. Even-numbered addresses: Monday, Wednesday or Saturday mornings. Odd numbered addresses: Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday. Info: metro vancouver.org.
Compost Coaching: Free personalized, at-home support for using the Green Can or backyard composter. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, you're guaranteed to learn something new. Offered by the North Shore Recycling Program on behalf of all three North Shore municipalities. Book appointments at coaching.north shore recycling. ca or 604-984-9730.
Watershed Tours: See where your water comes from with free guided tours through September. Adult tours are offered Thursdays-Sundays in the Capilano and Coquitlam watersheds. Family focused tours are offered on select weekends at the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. Each tour is approximately three-four hours. Registration required: 604-432-6430 or metro vancouver.org.
GardenSmart Workshop - Fantastic Food Forests: Learn about what a food forest is, along with tips and pointers on perennial and edible landscapes Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6:30-8 p.m. at Queen Mary Community Garden, 230 W. Keith Road, North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration required: 604-990-3755. Info: north shore recycling. ca/programs/garden smart workshops.
Walks in the Tropics - Birds of Bloedel: Learn about the
variety of bird species that live in the Bloedel Conservatory dome in Queen Elizabeth Park, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fee: $15/$10. Registration required: vancouver.ca/vandusen/adulteducation/adult.htm.
Dahlia Show: Vancouver Dahlia Society will hold its annual show on Saturday, Aug. 24, 1-5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 25, 12-3:30 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Fee: by donation. Info: Peter Krueger 604-241-4995 or email@example.com.
Evergreen and City Park Stewards will meet on Saturday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. to remove pesky invasive plants at Heywood Park. Please meet at the parking lot at Hamilton and 21st St, North Vancouver. Everyone welcome. Tools, gloves and refreshments provided. Info: Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sharon at email@example.com Beginner Herbalism Classes: All ages are welcome to start herbal learning in a medicine garden and kitchen Saturdays, Aug. 24 and Sept. 21, 2-4 p.m. in the Hamilton Heights area, North Vancouver. Free, space is limited. Registration: Heidi, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bee Friendly: Learn about honey and native bees, how they live and work in their colonies and view live bees going about their daily lives Saturday, Sept. 14, 2-3:30 p.m., Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd, North Vancouver. Free. All ages welcome. Registration required. 604-987-4471 ext. 8715.
Garden Smart Workshop - Backyard Composting: Learn simple steps to compost
successfully in your own backyard Saturday, Sept. 14, 10-11:30 a.m. at Charros Community Garden, corner of St. Georges and 1st St., North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration required: 604-990-3755. Info: norths hore recycling. ca/programs/gardensmartworkshops.
All in the Family: A program for families with children ages five to 11 Sunday, Sept. 15, from 10:30 a.m. to noon or 1:30-3 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Fee: $25 per non-member family or $15 per member family. Registration required: 604-718-5898 or email@example.com.
Lynnmouth Park Rehabilitation Project: Help remove invasive plants, plant native plants and learn about the local ecology while restoring the native plant population in the park Sunday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at Mountain Equipment Co-op, 212 Brooksbank Dr., North Vancouver. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Sale: The Alpine Garden Club of B.C. will hold a sale Sunday, Sept. 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. The sale will feature a great variety with a special emphasis on fall blooming plants. Free admission. Cash or cheques only. Info: agc-bc.ca.
Bird Survey: All levels of birders welcome on the first Saturday of the month, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Maplewood Flats Conservation Area, 2645 Dollarton Hwy., North Vancouver. Info: 604-903-4471. For more information: wildbirdtrust.org.
Bird Walk: Join the Wild Bird Trust nature walks the second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. Meet in the parking lot at 2645 Dollarton Hwy., North Vancouver. Info: 604-903-4471. Info: wildbirdtrust.org.
Capilano Flower Arranging Club meets the second Wednesday of each month (except July and August), 7:30 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. They have demonstrations, guest speakers and workshops. New members and guests welcome. Info: Donna, 604-986-9360 or Heather, 604-987-5382.
Deep Cove Garden Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month (except July, August and December) from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Multicultural Seniors' Room at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Meetings include speakers, workshops and field trips. Info: Elaine, 604-929-2928 or Chris, 604-924-1628.
Donate Surplus Harvest: The North Shore Recycling program encourages gardeners to donate surplus harvest to local food banks and shelters. No donation is too small and donations are accepted year round. For a list of organizations accepting fresh produce visit nsrp.bc.ca.
Edible Garden Project Volunteer Orientation Night takes place the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. Learn about the projects the Edible Garden Project is running and how to get involved. Location will be provided upon registration. Registration and info: edible garden project. com or email email@example.com.
Email information for your North Shore non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to firstname.lastname@example.org. To post to our online listings, go to nsnews. com scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.
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