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!
Fall Plant Sale
SUNDAY, 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:
- 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.
- Label all plants.
- Pot up most plants.
- Bare-root raspberries & strawberries are best wrapped in newspaper, then put in a plastic bag & labelled as “everbearing” or whatever type, if known.
- Sale starts at 10:30 and usually lasts approx 1-2 hours.
with Connie Kuramoto from Gardens on the Go in Qualicum Beach
November 18, 2019 – 7-9pm at the Quadra Island Community Centre
In this talk Connie will introduce you to some of the creatures that live in your soil, what they can do for your garden, and how you can best take care of them, nurture them, and encourage them to thrive. Connie has been teaching Horticulture for over 30 years now, and has a wealth of knowledge in many areas of Horticulture but feels that the very most important thing to do for your garden is to build and nurture soil creatures who have performed soil building tasks from the early days of the planet. Paying attention to the microbial populations reduces the need for fertilizer and water in your garden, and will provide your garden with a vibrancy that you will notice.
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 9, 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.
Altrusa Campbell River Presents:
A Garden Expo with Brian Minter
Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 1-4pm at The Campbell River Community Centre
Brian’s presentation at 2 pm, 30 min, followed by Q & A
For sale – special plants from Minter Country Garden Store
Door Prizes, Raffle, 50/50 draw
Displays/sales from local garden shops, nurseries and artisans
Tickets $20 available at:
- Campbell River Garden Center
- Hygro Gardening Supplies
- Willows Farm Market and Garden Center
- Altrusa Members
- Barb (250-286-3422)
Sprouting, Fermenting and Preserving the Harvest 7:00 pm
Sprouting, Fermenting and Preserving the Harvest @ Quadra Island Community Centre
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
With Barb Mindell of Amped on Nutrition, Quadra Island The Presentation 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 … Continued