UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

Kamloops 3rd Annual Green Living Expo

April 28, 2018 at Sandman Centre

This year’s expo will host a full day of speakers, free zumba classes, second hand glam fashion show, Iron Chef: Green Edition, a food truck festival, and over 50 booths! Our speaker topics range from healthy backyards, to living with pests and pollinators, to sustainable residential energy systems. (More details)

Numerous horticultural events throughout the community, including workshops by the Master Gardeners, and films. Check the Calendar for more events and details.

 

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

 2018 Horticulture Horizons  – All Day Event: Saturday April 14

Horticultural Horizons is a  biennial all-day conference at TRU, open to the public. Keynote and guest speakers offer timely and well researched horticultural information for both garden enthusiasts and industry professionals throughout the day in concurrent sessions.

This Years Theme – BIODIVERSITY IN THE GARDEN 
Keynote speaker – Paul Van Westendorp, British Columbia Apiculture Specialist
click HERE for a printable poster with details (pdf format) or HERE for a schedule, speaker profiles and a registration form.

EARLYBIRD TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE$60.00 until March 31,       $70.00 regular admission (HURRY! – seats are limited)
Admission includes a gourmet buffet lunch catered by TRU Culinary Arts .
For more information or tickets to Horticulture Horizons, please contact Kevin Scollon at (250) 828-5181 or e-mail kscollon@tru.ca.  There is also a registration form in the brochure (above).

FOG EVENTS

2018 Plant Sale – Saturday May 5 – 9AM to 2PM

This is a non-profit fundraiser in support of maintenance of the specialty TRU Horticulture Gardens and the Horticulture Program (eg. Greenhouses, student bursaries etc.). It is held every year on the first Saturday in May and is organized by the Horticulture Department and FOG volunteer members. Location: TRU Horticulture Greenhouse and grounds behind House 10. Check out the Special Events page for updates and new items. Great prices! Thank you Kamloops for your continued support! 

For more information on FOG events see our Special Events page

CAMPUS MAP

NEW:
Lisa N. has created a facebook group under the name Thompson Rivers University Friends of the Gardens. She will be posting plant photos and reminders of upcoming events, including seasonal garden tours and FOG meetings.

The TRU Friends of the Gardens (FOG) will enrich people’s lives through its ongoing horticultural education and research programs. This mission statement will be implemented in the following ways:

  1. Encourage and promote awareness of horticultural and related issues
  2. Create education opportunities for all age groups
  3. Properly exhibit, preserve and expand the Thompson Rivers University horticultural plant inventory
  4. Offer an exchange and provide evaluation of both new and heritage plant material
  5. Provide a bridge between TRU and the horticultural community
Membership in TRU FOG shall be open to any member of the public. An annual membership fee shall be established and reviewed by the Executive Committee of FOG, subject to ratification at the subsequent annual general membership meeting.

The TRU Friends of the Gardens (FOG)

    Enriching people’s lives through ongoing horticultural education and research programs.

    • Encourage and promote awareness of horticultural and related issues
    • Create education opportunities for all age groups
    • Properly exhibit, preserve and expand the TRU horticultural plant inventory
    • Offer an exchange and provide evaluation of both new and heritage plant material
    • Provide a bridge between TRU and the horticultural community

BC Council of Garden Clubs - The Bulletin

TRU Friends of the Garden is a member of the BC Council of Garden Clubs. “The Bulletin” is no longer being published by BCCGC but members are encouraged to visit their website for timely information and updates

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