Gardener Walks - 2023: (scroll down for Continuing Education talks)
Due to no one volunteering to coordinate walks this year, Gardener Walks are taking a break. We may do some special virtual walks as time permits, and notes will be available.
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, so don't be afraid to ask. And the best way to get to know the gardeners is volunteering to coordinate their walks!
Continuing Education - 2023
April 13, 2023: 10 am, in person, Floral Hall: Samantha Sivertz, Mexican plants at VanDusen (no recording)
March 9, 2023, 10:00 am via zoom,Diane Watson, Special Projects Coordinator on the Science and Research Team at ISCBC - Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) in BC The Japanese beetle is an invasive insect that presents a severe threat to the horticultural and agricultural industries in BC. It has been present in BC since 2017 and a multi-organizational eradication effort is underway. This presentation will outline the role that each organization has, eradication progress since 2017, and actions that the public can do to assist with eradication.
Diane is a Special Projects Coordinator on the Science and Research Team at ISCBC, supporting various projects throughout the organization including the coordinated efforts of the Japanese beetle response in BC. With the diverse experience she's gained in the environmental sector of industry, local government and NGOs in a few years, she's driven to continue learning and sharing knowledge to encourage others to protect biodiversity where they live.
Feb. 9, 2023: Daniel Mosquin, Manager, UBC Botanical Garden - Plants and the Colour Red