Bird Walk: Join the Wild Bird Trust nature walks the second Saturday of the month. The focus for this Saturday, Aug. 13 is learning about the importance of habitat for birds and other wildlife. Meet at 10 a.m. in the parking lot at Maplewood Flats, 2645 Dollarton Hwy. (two kilometres east of the Iron Workers Second Narrows Memorial Crossing). Info: 604-903-4471 or www. wildbirdtrust.org.
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Your Lawn Without Digging: Join Heather Schamehorn to learn how to convert a strip of lawn into a vegetable garden without digging up the sod, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Loutet Farm, 14th Street at Rufus Avenue, North Vancouver. $5 admission. Registration: 604-990-3755. Info: www.gardensmart.ca.
Edible Garden Group Gardening: Talk about soil, building compost, staking tomatoes and do some harvesting Saturday, Aug. 13, 10-11: 30 a.m. at the Booth Garden, 12: 30 p.m. at the Lillooet Park Community Garden. Registration: volunteer@ ediblegardenproject.com.
Flowers to Food: Discover how flowers become food with a visit to VanDusen Garden's beehives and the tomatoes, potatoes, artichokes, squash, corn, cabbage and more they make possible. For families with children five to 10 years old, Aug. 20, 10: 30 a.m.-noon or 1: 30-3 p.m. $10/$20. Registration required: 604718-5898 or familyprograms@ vandusen.org.
Garden Open House: Join landscape architect Senga Lindsay to learn tricks of the trade for sustainable gardening and landscape design, Aug. 27, 12: 30-4: 30 p.m. at 4268 Fonteyn Way, North Vancouver. Info: www.sengadesigns.com under the Events tab.
Invasive Plants Pull: Volunteers welcome to help remove a Japanese Knotweed infestation in Lower Mackay Park, Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-noon rain or shine. Refreshments, tools, gloves provided. Info: www.evergreen.ca or 6046890766 ext. 23.
Earth Walk: Explore the North Shore's outdoor spaces and its resources Sunday, Aug. 28 at 1 p.m. Traditional food gathering, preparation and preservation will be explored. Fee: $15. The location of the walk will be given upon registration at 604-990-3700, ext. 8016.
North Shore Eco Tour: A free 90-minute tour of the North Shore rainforest departs daily (except Mondays) at 8: 30 a.m. from Bean Around the World at Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Ct., North Vancouver. View the North Shore's beauty on an eco-friendly bus fueled with recycled veggie oil. Info: 604-290-0145 or www.vancouverecotours.com.
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 Van. Info: 604-903-4471. Info: www.wildbirdtrust.org.
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