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Nourish Your Community: Too much fruit on your trees? If you have a hard time eating all of your fruit, don't let it go to waste. Donate it.

Nourish Your Community: Too much fruit on your trees? If you have a hard time eating all of your fruit, don't let it go to waste. Donate it. The North Shore Fruit Tree Project will visit and pick your tree fruit and donate it to those in need in the community. Sign up as a donor at www. northshorefruittreeproject.ca.

Ivy Removal: Volunteers are needed to help pull ivy on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mosquito Creek, West 17th Street and Fell Avenue, North Vancouver. Wear comfortable boots/shoes and clothing that you don't mind dirtying up. The trails in the area will be explored for those who want to stick around after the pull. Info: www.meetup.com/thelower-mainland-green-team/ events/25529101.

Autumn at VanDusen: Families with children ages five to 11 will learn all about the life of a seed Saturday, Oct. 22, 10: 30 a.m.-noon or 1: 30-3 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Fee: nonmember family, $20; member family, $10. Registration required: 604-718-5898 or familyprograms@vandusen. org.

Dried Flower Sale: A sale of dried flower topiaries, wreaths, bouquets and arrangements made from materials gathered in VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver will take place in the Entrance Pavilion Oct. 22 and 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: www.vandusengarden.org.

GardenSmart Workshop - Growing Great Garlic: Learn the best ways to maximize your harvest and grow excellent garlic, Saturday, Oct. 22, 1-2: 30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Admission: $5. Registration: 6049903755. Info: gardensmart.ca.

A Mahon Park Work Party will take place Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet in the Chris Zuehlke parking lot at Jones Avenue and 19th Street, North Vancouver. Replanting will be done in order to stop invasive growth. Tools, refreshments and gloves will be provided. Info: 604-689-0766, ext. 23.

Mushroom Show: The Vancouver Mycological Society will hold its 32nd annual show Sunday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. There will be displays, speakers, slide shows, books and experts on cultivation, preservation, cooking, medicinal use, hunting, ecology and cultural use. Admission: $3. Info: www.vanmyco.com.

Rainforest Programs for Adults - Tracks and Signs: Learn where animals have been and what they have been doing in the forest Sunday, Nov. 6, 1-2: 30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $5. Registration: 604-990-3755. Info: www.dnv. org/ecology/.

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. The Nov. 14 meeting will feature guest speaker Catherine Dale on the topic of autumn berries. New members welcome. Guests: $5. Info: 604-980-4964.

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. 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.

Delbrook Garden Club meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7: 30 p.m. at St. Catherines Church, 1058 Ridgewood Dr., North Vancouver. New members welcome. Guests: $5. Info: Flo, 604-985-4870.

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: www.ediblegardenproject. com or email volunteer@ 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. Info: 604327-8693 or www.greenclub. bc.ca.

Guided Walking Tours: VanDusen Botanical Garden at 5251 Oak St., Vancouver offers tours daily at 2 p.m. plus Wednesdays at 10: 30 a.m. Meet at the information desk. Free for members or with garden admission. For more information go to www. vandusengarden.org.

Invasive Plants: Report invasive plants in B.C. communities by dialing 1-888-WEEDSBC (1888933-3722). The Invasive Plant Council of B.C., in partnership with the Agriculture Environment and Wildlife Fund, operates the provincial toll-free hotline to help your community protect local resources. The hotline is part of Eyes Across B.C., an outreach and awareness initiative. Invasive plants are the second greatest threat to biodiversity. They can cause damage to the environment, economy and human health. To find out more about invasive plants you can also visit www. invasiveplantcouncilbc.ca. The IPCBC is a grassroots, non-profit society that provides workshops, activities, and events to educate the public and professionals. Membership is free and open to anyone willing to work collaboratively.

Seed Collectors: Learn how to collect, clean and package seeds from plants, Tuesday or Sunday mornings at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Info: Judy Aird at 6042578674.

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. Info: 604-984-7356 or jacquie.hayter@gmail.com.

Email information for your North Shore non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@nsnews.com.