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Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society

Our Monthly Meetings are held at 7:30 pm at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.  Guests are most welcome to attend.

March Meeting – Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 7:30pm

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Our feature at the February 11, meeting will be a presentation by Douglas Justice,the head of horticulture and collections at UBC Botanical Garden.

He teaches horticulture and plant identification and writes and speaks on a variety of plant
related subjects. Douglas is active in a number of local and international plant and garden organizations, including serving on the boards of two local public gardens.
He is an advocate for trees and the conservation of historic landscapes and natural ecosystems.Douglas’s most recent project is an app entitled Vancouver Trees: Identification and Ecology.
Biodiversity in the Garden
Douglas Justice, UBC.
The reduction in people’s tolerance for pesticides in public landscapes is
emblematic of a major shift in societal thinking currently underway.
Gardens are on the front lines of these changes, and our gardens are excellent models of what is happening in the wider landscape.
Gardeners are increasingly seeing the world in ecological terms, gradually switching from reactive to pro-active behaviour and coming to understand the importance of biodiversity to the success of our gardens.
Don’t miss this informative talk by one of BC’s eminent horticulturists!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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