GARDENSMART WORKSHOP - TRANSFORM YOUR LAWN
Learn how to convert your lawn or weedy patch into healthy garden soil without having to dig Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7-8:30 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. $8.25. Registration required. 604-990-3755 northshorerecycling.ca/programs/gardensmartworkshops
FEED YOUR FOOD
North Shore Recycling Program's GardenSmart compost experts will be on hand in various garden centres during October to answer questions and help solve some common composting problems. Locations and times: Maple Leaf Garden Centre, 2558 Haywood Ave., West Vancouver, Oct. 3 and 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; GardenWorks, 705 West Third St., North Vancouver, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 13 from noon to 4 p.m.; Maple Leaf Garden Centre, 1343 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver, Oct. 6 from noon to 4 p.m., Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Dykhof Nurseries, 460 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 20 from noon to 4 p.m. 604-984-9730 firstname.lastname@example.org northshorerecycling.ca
A program for families with children ages five to 11 Sunday, Oct. 13, from 10:30 a.m. to noon or 1:30-3 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. $25 per non-member family or $15 per member family. Registration required. 604-718-5898 email@example.com
GARDENSMART WORKSHOP - MARVELOUS MUSHROOMS
Join Scott Henderson to discover how you can grow your own edible mushrooms indoors and out Saturday, Oct. 19, 1-2:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver Fee:
$8.25. Registration required. 604-990-3755 northshorerecycling.ca/programs/gardensmartworkshops
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, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at Mountain Equipment Co-op, 212 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver. firstname.lastname@example.org
DRIED FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS SALE at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sale of topiaries, wreaths, bouquets and arrangements made from materials gathered in the garden.
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. 604-986-9360 or 604-987-5382
CAPILANO GARDEN CLUB meets the first Monday of each month (except July and August and June is the AGM) at 7:30 p.m. at Canyon Heights Christian Assembly, 4840 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver. New members welcome: $25. Guests: $5. 604-926-2304 COMPOST COACHING Free personalized, athome 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 604-984-9730 coaching.
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. 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. ediblegardenproject.com
FREE ECO-TOURS Study the rich heritage and unique natural resources of the West Coast. These walking tours, some available in Mandarin, are designed to educate and promote healthy living. Explore your own backyard with Joseph Lin. 604-327-8693 greenclub.bc.ca
THE UPPER LONSDALE GARDEN CLUB meets every second Thursday of the month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the basement of St. Martin's Anglican Church, 195 East Windsor Rd., North Vancouver. New members are welcome. 604-980-3025 email@example.com
WEST COAST BONSAI SOCIETY welcomes new members who are interested in the art of miniature trees. Meetings are every third Wednesday of the month, February through November, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. 604-922-6608
WEST VANCOUVER GARDEN CLUB meets the first Wednesday of every month from September to July with the exception of January, 7:30 p.m. at St. David's United Church, 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. Coffee and guest speakers. New members and guests welcome. $25 per year or $35 for a couple, drop-in, $5. westvangardenclub.com Compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to firstname.lastname@example.org. To post online, go to nsnews.com, scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.
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