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MARS November Meeting:

“Everything You Wanted to Know about Apples”

Harry Burton from Apple Luscious Organic Orchard on Saltspring Island will tell us about his passion:  apples!

Apple Luscious Organic Orchard grows over 200 apple varieties, specializing in heritage, connoisseur and red-fleshed varieties. Everything is organically grown in a wild orchard that encourages the growth of weeds, grass and blackberries around but not touching the apple trees.  Only natural fertilizers such as seaweed, manures, oyster shell and hay mulch are used, and the M111 rootstock combined with a heavy dew every morning avoids the need to irrigate.

Harry Burton says: “I feel very lucky to be an avid apple grower. What a beautiful direction to channel your efforts! A further reward is available for those growers seeking new, old or unique varieties of apples. Then it becomes a passion. You are lost and there is no turning back!”

Location: Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, BC
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
7:30 PM
Visitors welcome


Happy Birthday to MARS
November 2019 marks the 30th birthday of Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society.  Happy birthday to us!



Our complete 2020 lineup of speakers and events will be available soon – stay tuned to this page…


2020 MARS Annual Truss Show & Plant Sale

Free admission! 

Each year the public is welcomed to the MARS Annual Truss Show and Plant Sale.  Rhododendron enthusiasts exhibit their prize-winning flowers and foliage, and vendors offer a wonderful range of plants, garden tools and accessories.

This is a perfect opportunity to snap up gardening bargains and discover a variety of new and unusual plants (not only rhododendrons).  Don’t miss it!

Would you like to exhibit your rhodo trusses?  Everyone is welcome to compete, and there’s no entry fee!  Click here for more information

Location: Parksville Curling Club
220 Corfield Street North, Parksville, BC
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Free Admission – Public welcome



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