Notes will be distributed via the Garden Story email and posted on the website for future reference. Some guides are concerned that having the walks virtual makes it hard to build a personal relationship with gardeners. However, the gardeners are happy to talk with guides who take the initiative to talk with them, and the virtual notes are a good place to start.
Continuing Education - 2022 Presentations Recorded at Monthly Guide Education Meetings
Nov. 10, 2022: John Shinnick, volunteer seed collector and guide, on the topic: From Hawaii’s Lyon Arboretum to VanDusen Botanical Garden: Native plants feed native insects — Why it's important and what can we do
October 13, 2022: - Recording Observations with iNaturalist Canada. Presenter: James Pagé, Species at Risk & Biodiversity Specialist at Canadian Wildlife Federation.
September 8, 2022 - Gillian Drake, Manager of Recreation & Community Services, Bowen Island Municipality (former Director of Education at VanDusen Botanical Garden) on the topic: Kitchen Botany — an interactive lesson and group dissection.
June 9, 2022 - Christine Allen: Heritage Roses (no video or notes)
April 14, 2022 - Linda Gilkeson, BC Master Gardeners Assoc.: Where Have All the Insects Gone? (When Will We Ever Learn….?) Global insect populations have crashed over the last couple of decades. Learn why this matters for our food supply, for healthy environment and the future of wildlife. Find out what factors may be causing the widespread declines and how gardeners can help to reduce the harm from some of these factors. Check out her websitefor more information.