Putting the Garden to Bed: Autumn Tasks for a Better Spring

In this seminar Wanda Benton will share with us how a little extra work in autumn will save gardeners time and effort when spring returns. She will address several techniques for the autumn shut-down including how to prepare and protect plants and landscapes for winter. She’ll cover how gardeners can help evergreens to remain healthy over the winter months and will offer a few tips and tricks to make those early spring chores more efficient.

This is a FREE seminar. *Please register in advance by clicking on the REGISTER button, by calling 250-753-1154, or emailing NanaimoHarbourfront@virl.bc.ca*

About the Instructors: 

Wanda Brenton, a new member in the Master Gardener’s Association, has been an avid gardener for 40 years. She operated a small garden centre for a number of years which gave her in-depth experience on subjects that are most important to home gardeners. Wanda’s love of gardening has always motivated her to keep current on the newest horticultural knowledge, and to expand her particular interest in permaculture techniques and how to work with nature to create more productive, but less labour-intensive gardens. Wanda is an active member of the Nanaimo Horticultural Society.

About VIMGA:

The Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association (VIMGA) is a chapter of the Master Gardeners Association, an international service society of specially trained volunteers who teach science-based sustainable gardening practices to home gardeners. VIMGA is one of the 5 chapters in the British Columbia Association and partnering with the Victoria chapter, specializes in the stewardship of Vancouver Island’s unique environment.

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