UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

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 events such as seasonal garden tours and FOG meetings.

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

Learn more about our pollinator population.

Come to a workshop at the Big Little Science Centre on February 10th.  10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Learn how to identify hairy belly bees (Megachilidae family), what their needs are & how to attract and care for them, and build 2 different kinds of nesting boxes.  Children are welcome with parental accompaniment.  Presented by Thompson Shuswap Master Gardeners.  For this and other upcoming workshops check out the TSMG Facebook page.

The FOG Links & Resources tab includes a great visual identification guide created by Border Free Bees and the Environmental Youth Alliance.

Kamloops Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 10, 2018 – 9:30 to 1:30 at OLPH Parish Center 635 Tranquille Rd. Kamloops, BC
CELEBRATE LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTION
Local, Heritage and Heirloom Seeds available.   Organic Gardening Supplies, Soil Amendments, Tools, Resources.
Community Groups and Workshops.   BUY or EXCHANGE SEEDS, PLANTS, ROOT STOCK
Community Kitchens Teahouse and Eats Amore Food Truck.  Also Childrens Activities
LOTS OF DOOR PRIZES -  Admission $2 per person. Seniors, Students or Transit Pass holders No Charge
CONTACT: info@ssolgardens.com

 

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!

Horticulture Horizons  – All Day Event: Spring 2018

The confirmed date is Saturday, April 14…watch for further details…

 A biennial all-day conference at TRU, open to the public. Keynote and guest speakers offer timely and well researched horticultural information throughout the day in concurrent sessions.

Last HH event was held April 2016 (theme – “HEALTHY LIVING LANDSCAPES” )

For more information on FOG events see our Special Events page

CAMPUS MAP

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

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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