Want to learn more about Trees?
You are invited to:

 “Tree Fundamentals”

Sponsored by Vancouver Island Master Gardeners (VIMGA)

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
Location: Nanoose Place Community Centre, 2925 Northwest Bay Rd. Nanoose Bay
Time: 11:00—2:30 (Doors open to Public)
Cost: By donation
Registration: email Ruth at:


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The Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association (VIMGA) is a group of volunteer Master Gardeners living on Vancouver Island from south of Duncan north to Campbell River.

Learn more about what we do and why we do it.

Want to know more about joining the Master Gardeners?

VIMGA works with Vancouver Island University (VIU) to provide the Master Gardener Certificate Program, the first step to becoming a Master Gardener. There is an online information session being held on October 17 to explain more about the course.


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