The Salt Spring Island Garden Club holds its club meetings at Meaden Hall on the 4th Wednesday of the month from February to June, and, from September to November. The AGM is held in November. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.. Please join us at Meaden Hall, Royal Canadian Legion, 120 Blain Road.

Visitors are welcome at our meetings. There is a $5 ‘drop-in’ fee for non-members, but we hope you enjoy the meeting and will consider becoming a member.

  • Please remember to wear your name tag. Getting to know like-minded and accomplished people is one of the biggest benefits of the Club, and being able to know who we are talking to helps to facilitate conversations. To encourage this, you must be wearing your name tag to win one of the door prizes. You can visit the Membership table at the meetings if you need a name tag.
  • Every meeting features a speaker. Many are local, but in the past, speakers have come from as far as Australia. Recent speakers have included Linda Gilkeson, Pam Erikson, Jane Squier, Daniel J. Hinkley and Bernie Dinter.
  • Parlour Show and Tell is held to test our skills in growing local treasures. An annual prize is awarded for highest aggregate points over the year. Bring anything from your garden, whatever is looking good on the day. There will be cards available to label your display and take credit with your name too. Everyone who brings an item can put their name in the Display Table draw – and if you bring two items, put your name in twice! Let’s have a great display!
  • The Library table is available with an excellent selection of books. Other books are available from the archive and can be retrieved on request. Please remember to return those library books that you have borrowed.
  • Mentor Gardeners are always present to provide solutions for your gardening challenges. Come speak with our Mentor Gardeners to get all your toughest gardening questions answered!
  • The SPCA is hosting our concession, offering home-baked goodies, an assortment of teas, regular and decaf coffee, with all proceeds going to help fund low-cost spay and neutering for dogs. The drinks and goodies will be by donation for a suggested minimum of $2 per item. Drinks will be offered in recyclable cups, so no need to gulp down your tea before the meeting starts! (or you could bring your own mug). We are grateful to the SPCA for offering this service and we hope everyone will support their efforts.

Royal Canadian Legion, 120 Blain Road

Meeting Agenda

6:45 pmParlour Show and Tell (unjudged)
Membership and Name Tags
Library, Mentor Gardeners' Table
Plant Sale and Seed Exchange
7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
8:00 pmProgram Speaker: Nigel Kaye
Topic: Fruit & Nut Trees Your Grandchildren Will Love
(refer to Upcoming Speakers for details)

February 28, 2024

Nigel Kaye

Fruit & Nut Trees Your Grandchildren Will Love

Nigel Kay is a local farmer and permaculture designer. He works in heritage orchard restoration and regenerative farm design.

Nigel helps families grow food, plant trees, restore orchards, and design spaces to become healthier and happier.

His recent Orchard Installation projects include The 50 Tree Walnut grove, Garry Oak Meadow, as well as “Food Forests“ of Pears, Mulberries, Figs & Peaches.

His expertise in Permaculture, Agroforestry, & Regenerative Farming is used to transform the most degraded land into productive, diverse ecosystems.

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November 27, 2024 – AGM Party!

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