Climate Change: What it Means & How to Cope

Our climate is changing, and this fact poses some real challenges for our landscapes. Studies show that many simple gardening techniques can help slow and stabilize this change. Jo will explain the basics of how climate change is affecting Vancouver Island, then focus on practical methods for coping, including water smart, protecting plants during sudden weather events, creating biodiversity, and choosing resilient cultivars.

This is a FREE course that will take place virtually on Zoom. *Please register in advance by clicking on the REGISTER button.

*Prior to the event, you’ll receive the Zoom link that you’ll need to join the class in your email. Please make sure to include an email address in your registration so that you can be sent the ZOOM link and other important information.* NOTE: Registration confirmation is not automated, but will be sent manually prior to the event. As long as you have submitted the registration form, you will be added to the list to receive this email.

About the Instructor:

Jo-Ann Canning is a third generation gardener, who learned from her mother at the family home on Vancouver’s West Side, from her grandparents on their  Fraser Valley truck farm. She draws on over 50 years experience of gardening in climates as diverse as Nova Scotia, the UK, the American Southwest and Rocky Mountains, British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, and Vancouver Island. In 1996, she received her certification with the Master Gardeners Association of BC. Her articles and photographs are published in local and international magazines, and on the Association’s website.

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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