City Park Work Party: All are welcome to help remove invasive plants Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m.-noon at Mosquito Creek Park at 17th Street and Fell Avenue, North Vancouver. Refreshments, tools and gloves will be provided. Rain or shine. Info: 604-689-0766, ext. 23, email@example.com or www.evergreen.ca.
The Vancouver Rose Society will hold its annual show Sunday, June 24, 12: 30-4: 30 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Info: Brenda Viney, 604-936-1514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Launch: Join North Vancouver landscape architect Senga Lindsay in celebrating the release of her debut book Edible Landscaping - Urban Food Gardens That Look Great Monday, June 25, 6: 30 p.m. at Whole Foods Market, Park Royal Village. Lindsay will sign copies of her book and host a design talk.
Loutet Farm Work Bee and Potluck: Loutet Farm welcomes the community to help out at the farm Wednesday, June 27, 5: 30-7 p.m. at 14th Street and Rufus Avenue, North Vancouver. Following the work bee, from 7 to 8 p.m., there will be a potluck dinner. Registration and info: email@example.com.
Rainforest Programs for Adults and Families - The Edible Forest: Learn about the edible plants of the coastal temperate rainforest Sunday, July 1, 10: 30 a.m. to noon at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Info: www. dnv.org/ecology/.
Watershed Tours: See where your water comes from with guided bus and walking tours from July 5 to Sept. 16 at the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve or the Capilano Watershed. Registration required: 604432-6430 or toursreg@ metrovancouver.org. Schedule: www.metrovancouver.org.
Fantastic Flowers of VanDusen: A program for families with children ages five to 11 Sunday, July 8, 10: 30 a.m.-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: 6047185898 or www.familyprograms@ vandusen.org.
GardenSmart Workshop - Winter Gardening: Learn how to grow food through a West Coast winter with farmer Gavin Wright Wednesday, July 11, 78: 30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Admission: $5. Registration: 604-990-3755. Info: www. gardensmart.ca.
Summer Pruning: Learn which plants should be pruned in the summer and the proper way to do it Wednesday, July 11, 6-8 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Fee: non-member/$40 or member/$30. Info: www.vandusengarden.org.
Vancouver Shade Garden Society will hold its free annual show and sale Sunday, July 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Info: Chris Jennings, 604-602-6644 or firstname.lastname@example.org
VanDusen Lecture - Art in Ecology, Museum with No Walls: Join John K. Grande, world-renowned earth art expert, as he discusses the evolution of this art form Thursday, July
19, 7: 30 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Fee: non-member/$15 or member/$10. Tickets: in advance from the administration office or subject to availability at the door and available online. Info: www. vandusengarden.org.
Passionate about Perennials: Discover how to use herbaceous perennials effectively in the garden for wonderful diversity of colour, texture and seasonal change Tuesday, July 24, 6-8 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Fee: non-member/$35 or member/$25. Info: www.vandusengarden.org.
BC Fuchsia and Begonia Society will hold its annual show and competition July 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and July 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Admission: $2.50. Info: Catherine Whitford, 604-924-3251 or email@example.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 Vancouver. Info: 604-903-4471. Info: www. 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: www.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. For more information call Donna, 604-986-9360 or Heather, 604-987-5382.
Capilano Garden Club meets the second Monday of each month at 7: 30 p.m. at Canyon Heights Christian Assembly, 4840 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver. New members welcome. Guests: $5. For more information call 604-980-4964.
Lawn Sprinkling Regulation: Until Sept. 30 sprinkling will be permitted from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. only. Even numbered addresses may sprinkle Mondays, Wednesdays or Saturdays and odd numbered addresses on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Sundays. Currently there are no watering restrictions for flowers, vegetables, shrubs and trees. Info: www. metrovancouver.org.
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