2018 Fall Mini-Conference

2018 Fall Mini-Conference

MARS and the Nanaimo Rhododendron Society are pleased to offer a day of education and enjoyment with internationally recognized gardening experts. 

Seating is limited, so register early – don’t miss this information-packed day!

Date:  October 28, 2018

Location:  Parksville Community and Conference Centre
132 Jensen Ave E, Parksville, BC V9P 2H2

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


10:00 AM – 10:10 AM Intro
10:10 AM – 11:10 AM Washington State University horticulture scientist Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott: Garden Myths – Facts or Fiction
11:10 AM – 11:25 AM Break
11:25 AM – 12:25 PM Local garden expert and host of HGTV’s Bugs and Blooms Donna Balzer: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Grow Better Food Faster
12:25 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM BC Botanical Garden associate director and curator Douglas Justice: Following The Footsteps Of Explorers In Tibet.
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Host of CFAX 1070’s Gardening 101 and site manager of Abkhazi Gardens Jeff de Jong: Rhododendrons Need Friends Too!
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Comox horticulturalist Dany Fortin: Crevice Gardening

Refreshments:  Free coffee, tea, and treats will be provided.  Please bring your own bag lunch.

Don’t forget to enter to win the door prize and check out the goodies offered in the silent auction!


$25 in advance or $30 at the door (but only if seats are still available)

Please use the form below to register.  Payment instructions will be emailed to you as soon as we receive your registration.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at the conference!

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