Join the Quadra Island Garden Club! Do you have an interest in gardening? Do you want to grow your own flowers, fruits and veggies? Do you long to get your hands in the dirt? Are you interested in permaculture and food security? Then join the Quadra Island Garden Club! We’re a super-friendly bunch of gardeners who love to share our love of gardens and gardening. We usually meet on the second Monday of each month (unless changed due to a holiday) at 7:00 p.m. The cost to join is only $10 per individual or $15 per family. Drop in visitors: $3.  We meet at the Quadra Island Community Centre located at 970 West Road.  For more info about our meetings contact us.

ALL CORTES ISLAND & CAMPBELL RIVER GARDEN CLUB MEMBERS ARE FREE TO ATTEND ALL TALKS ON QUADRA & VICE VERSA! Bring your membership card.

Look what’s coming up at our Quadra Island Garden Club!

The Garden Club has a terrific line up of speakers featuring talks on all aspects of gardening, composting, seed-saving and soil health. In addition to our monthly speakers we have two amazing plant sales, full-day workshops, “In-the garden” events and field trips. There is a lot to interest any level of gardener from novice to expert so join your friends and neighbours; share your questions and knowledge. Everyone is welcome!

Sprouting, Fermenting and Preserving the Harvest
with Barb Mindell from Amped on Nutrition on Quadra Island

October 7, 2019 – 7-9pm at the Quadra Island Community Centre

Barb will be covering 3 topics pertaining to preserving your fresh garden produce:

#1 Sprouting for a winter garden – It’s a garden in a bottle.  I’ll be demonstrating all the steps to grow sprouts and tips on how to keep them fresh for 2 weeks for your nutritional needs in the winter.

#2 Hot water bath canning to preserve your fresh garden fruit and vegetables.

#3 Fermentation demonstration – How to ferment your garden vegetables to supply one year’s worth of probiotic, enzyme rich, nutrient dense food that will be preserved on hand for when there are few fresh veggies in your crisper.  Fermented foods make an instant side dish or replacement for a salad in the cold of winter.

Come get inspired on preserving your produce!

About Barb Mindell:

Barb has lived on Quadra Island for 34 years.  She is the owner and operator of Amped on Nutrition, Quadra Island’s Health Food Store.  She started up the stor 15 years ago and the name “Amped on Nutrition” describes her exactly!

Fall Plant Sale

October 20, 2019  – 10:30am-12:30pm at the Quadra Island Community Centre

This is one of our main fundraisers of the year!  Choose from a riot of plants at extraordinarily low prices. Herbs, flowers, shrubs, trees. Perennials, berries, bulbs, and more. Don’t miss this epic event, managed by Marie Sheran and her team of awesome volunteers.

For those who are bringing plants to the sale, here are 5 Important Details about Our Plant Sale on SUNDAY October 20th:

  1. Please bring your plants that you are contributing to the plant sale to the front doors of QCC between 9:00 am – 10:00 am.
  2. Label all plants.
  3. Pot up most plants.
  4. Bare-root raspberries & strawberries are best wrapped in newspaper, then put in a plastic bag & labelled as “everbearing” or whatever type, if known.
  5. Sale starts at 10:30 and usually lasts approx 1-2 hours.
For more info contact Marie Sheran at 285-3950.

The World Beneath our Feet
with Connie Kuramoto from Gardens on the Go in Qualicum Beach

November 18, 2019 – 7-9pm at the Quadra Island Community Centre

A fresh look at soil and the creatures who inhabit it. Find out exactly what is going on in your soil, and how to help Mother Nature build your best soil ever.

About Connie Kuramoto:

Connie Kuramoto has been teaching Horticulture for over thirty years.  She has taught for Vancouver Island University, North Island College, Humber College, and Gaia College, and has given countless talks and workshops throughout Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.  Connie has always been outspoken concerning the ecological impacts of Agriculture and Horticulture, and has always searched out the most environmentally sound options for her teaching agenda as well as her consulting business, Gardens on the Go. Connie manages her own year round food garden on parts of her one half acre yard, and eats something from her garden every day of the year. She hopes to finish getting rid of her lawn this year by replanting it with more food and pollinator plants.

Christmas Potluck and Annual General Meeting

December 19, 2019

Details to come, stay tuned!

Gardens and Wildflowers Photo Presentation
by Allan Mandell and John Brears

January 13, 2019 – 7-9pm at the Quadra Community Centre

Details to come, stay tuned!

Other Events You Might Be Interested In

We would like our website to be a place to share other gardening workshops and events, both on Quadra Island and nearby.  If you know of an event that Quadra Gardeners might be interested in, please go to the Contact Us page and send us all the info.

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Membership Drive 2019-2020 6:30 pm
Membership Drive 2019-2020 @ Quadra Island Community Centre
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Membership Drive 2019-2020 @ Quadra Island Community Centre
We are doing things a bit differently this year and encouraging everyone to come early to the September meeting to buy their membership for the year.  We will have several tables set up to speed up the process.  We hope … Continued
Growing Stone Fruits in South Coastal British Columbia 7:00 pm
Growing Stone Fruits in South Coastal British Columbia @ Quadra Island Community Centre
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Growing Stone Fruits in South Coastal British Columbia @ Quadra Island Community Centre
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