October 19, 2017
‘Fall in Love with Unusuals’
Unusual bulbs that are planted in the fall can create stunning blooms in early spring and will continue to delight well into summer. These fabulous flowers are a unique way of upping the wow factor in your garden spaces. Interesting shapes, bright colours and even some that turn your garden into a haven for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Join us to learn all about these long-lived and low maintenance bulbs that are destined to become classics in your garden. Presented in the usual Botanus style – this presentation will be filled with vivid imagery, practical tips and knowledgeable advice from two of Canada’s top experts on flower bulbs!
November 16, 2017
Four years ago, Cathy Finley traded a career in social work for life on the farm. She and her husband Ian moved from a Surrey subdivision to a five-acre plot in Langley, where they began to restore the land using sustainable and permaculture practices. They began selling their salad greens and eggs to former Surrey neighbours and soon were making regular deliveries to 20 families. Their farm business exploded in the following years and they now grow a variety of fruits and vegetables, raise heritage breeds of livestock, attend farmers markets, open their farm to weekend markets during the growing season, offer workshops and learning opportunities and host events such as Farm Folk/City Folk’s Feast of Fields.