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GardenSmart Workshop - Patio Veggies: Learn how to grow great food in containers Wednesday, May 23, 7-8: 30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Admission: $5. Registration: 604-990-3755. Info: www.

GardenSmart Workshop - Patio Veggies: Learn how to grow great food in containers Wednesday, May 23, 7-8: 30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Admission: $5. Registration: 604-990-3755. Info: www. gardensmart.ca.

Art in the Garden Tour: A self-directed tour that brings together visual artists and musicians in beautiful private North Shore gardens May 26 and 27, noon-5 p.m. (rain or shine). Admission: $1 per garden. Maps: www. nvartscouncil.ca or 6049886844.

The Chinese Penjing Society of Canada will hold an exhibition and sale May 26 and 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Info: Lawrence, 604-266-8571 or prisyung@ yahoo.com.

City Park Rehabilitation: All are welcome to help Evergreen and the Greenwood Stewardship Group to remove invasives Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m.-noon in Greenwood Park, Ridgeway Avenue and East 23rd Street, North Vancouver. No experience necessary. Refreshments, tools and gloves provided.

North Shore Green Market: A showcase of local Canadian made products, unique foods, art, jewelry and entertainment Saturdays starting May 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Maplewood Farm, 405 Seymour River Pl., North Vancouver. Info: www. canamade.com.

Pond Dipping - The World Beneath the Lily Pads: A program for families with children ages five to 11 Saturday, May 26, 10: 30 a.m.-noon or 1: 30-3 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Fee: $20 per non-member family or $10 per member family. Registration required: 6047185898 or www.familyprograms@ vandusen.org.

Beets, Bees and Beauty - Advancing Urban Agriculture: Gardening expert Oskar Eriksson will teach new techniques for developing a healthy, low impact garden that is bee friendly Sunday, May 27, 2-7 p.m. at Belle Isle Park, off Fullerton Avenue, west of Capilano Road, North Vancouver. Sharing and developing community gardens for food production and sustainable water strategies will also be highlighted. There will be a beef and salmon barbecue available by donation. Info: 604-985-5621 or capgatewayassoc@ gmail.com.

Loutet Farm Work Bee and Potluck: The community is invited to help out at the farm Wednesday, May 30, 5: 30-7 p.m. at 14th Street and Rufus Avenue, North Vancouver. Tools and gloves will be provided and no experience is necessary. At 7 p.m., following the work bee there will be a potluck dinner and everyone is asked to bring a dish to share and their own plate and cutlery. Info: emily@ ediblegardenproject.com.

Rainforest Programs for Adults - Know Your Berries: Get ready for summer berries and other forest edibles Saturday, June 2, 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/.

West Coast Bonsai Society will hold its annual show and sale June 2 and 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the plaza of the Harry Jerome Community Centre, 123 East 23rd St., North Vancouver.

The Lower Mainland Green Team will hold an invasive plant removal and planting for youth Tuesday, June 5, 9: 30 a.m.-noon at Greenwood Park, North Vancouver. RSVP and info: www.meetup. com/The-Lower-Mainland-Green-Team/ events/55708892.

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. and Wednesdays at 10: 30 a.m. Meet at the information desk. Free for members or with garden admission. Info: www. vandusengarden.org.

Invasive Plants: Report invasive plants in B.C. communities by dialing 1-888-WEEDSBC (1888-933-3722). The Invasive Species 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. To find out more about invasive plants you can also visit www.invasiveplantcouncilbc. ca. The ISCBC 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 604-257-8674.

The Upper Lonsdale Garden Club meets every second Thursday of the month, 7: 309: 30 p.m. in the basement of St. Martin's Anglican Church, 195 East Windsor Rd., North Vancouver. New members are welcome. For more information call 604-980-3025 or email dkkennedy@shaw.ca.

Email information for your North Shore non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@nsnews.com. To post to our online listings, go to www. nsnews.com scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.

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