Share What You Know, Show What You Grow

• Presentations by expert speakers
• Extensive, well-curated lending library
• Largest gardening group in Victoria with over 500 members
• Workshops with practical demonstrations

New members are always welcome

Next Meeting

Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

Join us at the Garth Homer Centre, 813 Darwin Ave. Free parking behind or next door at Saanich Municipal Hall.

6:30PM WORKSHOP: Eileen Bancroft will show us how to band trees to protect them from Winter Moth damage.

7:30PM Business Meeting

8:00PM Main Speaker: Our Speaker for October is Kem Luther. He will speak to us about “Boss Mosses of the Pacific Northwest.” His talk will focus on the moss landscapes of Southwestern BC, looking at moss distribution, moss lifecycles and physiology, how mosses are used, and what they contribute to the local ecosystem, and moss gardening.

Kem Luther is a naturalist and writer. He grew up in the Nebraska Sandhills, studied at Cornell, the University of Chicago, and the University of Toronto, and taught at Eastern Mennonite University, Sheridan College, York University, and the University of Toronto.

When he moved from a home on Ontario’s Grand River to the southern tip of Vancouver Island in 2004, he developed an abiding passion to identify and understand the ecological roles of the mushrooms and mosses of western North America. Besides Mushrooms of British Columbia (Royal BC Museum Press, 2021), Kem is the author of six books. A chapter of his book Boundary Layer (Oregon State University Press, 2016) looks at the moss landscapes of British Columbia.

You can find out more about Kem by visiting his website, here.


Our Meetings

We meet on the first Tuesday of the month (except January & August).

There is a $5 drop-in fee at the door for non-members for this event, refundable if you decide to become a Member of the Society.

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VHS Membership Has Its Benefits

• Presentations
• Workshops
• Library
• Opportunity to socialize and meet new gardeners
• Parlour Show (plants from members gardens)
• Master Gardeners present at meetings
• Visit the gardens of fellow members
• Mentoring and New Members' Group

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