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Next meeting:    March 19th, 2018  

Doors open at 6:30pm, Meeting at 7:15pm, Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay

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March 19th, 2018 – Zac Kregosky: ‘Xeriscape’

As our summers get hotter and water resources lessen, it will be even more important that we make the right decisions in our gardens. A garden should provide as much enjoyment as possible, while impacting our environment as little as possible. A great garden starts in the soil, and if done right, it should require little care.

Attendees will learn about plant physiology and how it relates to making waterwise choices. The next important consideration is site exposure; choosing the right plant for the right location is key to creating a thriving garden. We will examine types of plants and specific plants ideal for xeriscape gardening. I firmly believe in and practice being a lazy gardener.

Bio:
My passion for plants started while pursuing a degree in Biology with a focus on plant sciences. A horticulture program at Malaspina solidified my desire to work with plants. I started my career at the Art Knapp location in Vernon, becoming the nursery manager. I continued this vocation at the local Art Knapp. For the last 3.5 years I have been running my own gardening business.

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  7. April 24, 2017: Lynda Smith “Lawn to Food” Comments Off on April 24, 2017: Lynda Smith “Lawn to Food”
  8. March 20, 2017: Lynda Smith “Gardening with Kids” Comments Off on March 20, 2017: Lynda Smith “Gardening with Kids”
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