Special Interest Groups are informal sub-groups of Garden Club members who share a special interest in a particular aspect of gardening.  All members are welcome to join any of the groups; please contact the leader(s) indicated below. New groups can be formed if enough members show an interest in a particular topic; contact our President to discuss: president@ssigardenclub.ca.

Special Interest Groups are only available for Garden Club members, and any fees associated with the Special Interest Groups are on top of the Garden Club membership dues.

An Interest Group devoted to the in’s and out’s of local food production, with a special emphasis on Winter Gardening Techniques. If you grow (or want to grow) your own food, join us. We have monthly meetings, sharing our fruit and veggie growing successes and failures, hosted in members’ gardens, following the advice of our mentor, Linda Gilkeson www.lindagilkeson.ca. We organize seasonal plant and seed swaps, group buying opportunities, local food production garden tours. Contact Georgette Pauker for more info geopauker@gmail.com.

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Learn more about growing these beautiful, dramatic flowers.

Meet other iris and peony enthusiasts, visit their gardens, exchange expertise and share plants.

The SSI Garden club works very closely with the BC Iris Society.  Their website is located at: https://www.bcirissociety.com.

Meetings will reconvene in Spring 2024!

To join this group, contact Ted Baker at tedebaker41@gmail.com.

The Permaculture Group meets monthly at different member’s homes. We tour that garden, ask questions, and brainstorm suggestions. Sometimes we share plants, cuttings, or seeds. Some people have more experience and some have very little. All are welcome. Contact Moe Wendt at wendts@telus.net if you would like to join this group, or need more information.

Our mission statement is to foster knowledge, interest, sharing, creativity and information to members who have a particular enthusiasm for cacti and succulents. Meetings are usually held every second month at a member’s home. Members can volunteer at any time to:

  • Host a meeting
  • Suggest discussion topics of interest
  • Lead discussion on a specific topic
  • Bring treats
  • Show and tell or bring something to share.

Meetings include a tour of the host member’s garden. Field trips to other gardens or to nurseries are sometimes organized.  Contact Andria Scanlan at andria.scanlan@gmail.com if you are interested in joining this group.

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