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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. 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.

The Secret World of Slugs and Snails - Life in the Slow Lane: Author, lecturer and bug chef David George Gordon will give a presentation on slugs and snails as part of the Cedar Lecture Series Thursday, Oct. 13, 7: 30 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Tickets: $15/$10. Info: www. vandusengarden.org.

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Food, Garden and Honey Workshops will take place during the West Vancouver Pumpkin Fest at the community centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Schedule: Growing Food - Anyone Can Do It, Oct. 15, 9: 30-11 a.m.; Bees Knees, Oct. 15, 11: 30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Edible Garden Project, Oct. 15, 1: 30-3 p.m. and Grow Some Food, Oct. 16, 1: 30-3 p.m. $5 for each workshop.

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 Oct. 10 meeting has been moved to Oct. 17 and will feature guest speaker Ian McGlashan on the topic of chrysanthemums. New members welcome. Guests: $5. Info: 604-980-4964.

Walk in the Tropics - History of Bloedel: Learn about the Bloedel Conservatory dome's original mission, architectural design, construction and background on some of the plants, birds and people that have made it the place it is today Tuesday, Oct. 18, 10: 30-11: 45 a.m. in Queen Elizabeth Park. Fee: $15/$10. Registration required: 604-257-8332 Info: www.vandusengarden.org.

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.

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/.

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: 6049034471. 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, 6049869360 or Heather, 6049875382.

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. Info: 604-327-8693 or www.greenclub.bc.ca.

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

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