• Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
  • Time:
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Branch: All
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TOPIC CHANGE: Invasive Plants in the Home Garden

What is an invasive plant, and why should it matter to me if a so-called invasive plant is growing in my landscape?  In this seminar, we will seek to better understand why some plants are considered invasive and why we should care if they are in our gardens and landscapes.  We will also discuss the growth habits of such plants, and how we can best manage them, including suitable garden-worthy replacements.

This is a FREE course that will take place virtually on Zoom. *Please register in advance by clicking on the REGISTER button or emailing NanaimoHarbourfront@virl.bc.ca.*

*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: 

A ten-year veteran master gardener, Jacqueline Sherk has a two-year diploma in horticulture technology from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Langley, BC. Before moving to Vancouver Island, Jacqueline operated a landscaping business in the lower mainland for 12 years. She has two national industry certifications through the Canadian Nursery and Landscape Association: one in Softscape Installation and another in Ornamental Maintenance. Jacqueline is also a certified arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture for the past 10 years with additional accreditation in tree risk assessment.

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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