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Call for North Vancouver Community Gardeners: UNIBUG - the User Network for Insect Biology in Urban Garden, which fights insects the natural way with other insects - is looking for volunteers to dedicate a small area of their plots in community garde

Call for North Vancouver Community Gardeners: UNIBUG - the User Network for Insect Biology in Urban Garden, which fights insects the natural way with other insects - is looking for volunteers to dedicate a small area of their plots in community gardens to run tests. UNIBUG staff will visit the gardens and provide on-site training and monitoring equipment free of charge. To get involved, contact Veronica Wahl at 604-527-5522 or iue@ douglas college.ca.

Building Urban Garden Blitz: A casual gathering of people that come together to build edible gardens and share and learn new skills Wednesday, July 6, 5: 30-7: 30 p.m. in the Lonsdale area. No experience is required to help build two raised garden beds and create a boulevard bee garden. Exact location will be given upon registration by emailing gardenblitz@gmail. com.

GardenSmart - Patio Veggies: Gardening expert Heather Nielson will present an introduction to the flexibility and simplicity of container gardening Wednesday, July 6, 7-8: 30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Learn how food gardening can also be for apartment dwellers. Admission: $5. Registration: 604-990-3755. Info: www. gardensmart.ca.

Edible Garden Project - Group Gardening: Learn about and implement companion planting, organic pest management and water saving techniques in two of the Edible Garden Project food gardens Saturday, July 9, 10-11: 30 a.m. or 12: 30 p.m. Email volunteer@ ediblegardenproject for location and details.

Earth Walk: Explore the North Shore's outdoor spaces and its resources Sunday, July 10, 1 p.m. The afternoon will be spent by the river exploring the nature of stone and bone tool technology. Fee is $15. The location of the walk will be given upon registration at 604-990-3700, ext. 8016.

Passionate About Perennials: Gardener Egan Davis will discuss the opportunities and challenges with using these plants during a walk through VanDusen Botanical Garden's collections of perennials Wednesday, July 13, 6-8 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Fee: non-member, $35; member, $25. Info: www. vandusengarden.org.

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. Info: 6049847356 or jacquie.hayter@ gmail.com.

Native Plants Demonstration Garden Work Party: Meet every second Thursday, 6: 30-8 p.m. from April to September at Mahon Park, North Vancouver, to help clean up the garden. The garden is located in the recreational area of Mahon Park near the water park, north of the running track. Tools, gloves and refreshments provided. Rain or shine. Info: 604-689-0766, ext. 23.

West Vancouver Garden Club meets the first Tuesday of every month from September to July with the exception of January. Coffee and guest speakers, 7: 30 p.m. at St. David's United Church, 1525 Taylor Way, West Van. Cost: $25 per year or $35 per couple. Drop-in: $5. Info: www.westvangardenclub.com.

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

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