gardening

From left, Derek Voitic, Julia Tuytel, Cindy Waters, Ted Kim, and Stewart Fuoco stand in some of the raised beds at the new Bowls of Hope community garden on Wolfe Road on Friday, May 20, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Bowls of Hope opens community garden with communal and private plots

Garden important for food sovereignty and for people to have access to grow own food, says Cindy Waters

 

Customers pick out colourful annuals at the Gwynne Vaughan Plant Sale and Garden Party on June 6, 2015. This year’s plant sale is Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack’s Gwynne Vaughan plant sale back after 2-year absence

Money raised from annual event goes towards maintaining, enhancing house and gardens

 

People staying the Interchange residential building will soon be able to participate in a gardening program. (Unsplash photo by FitNish Media)

Chilliwack’s Ruth and Naomi’s Mission launching garden program for Interchange residents

Residents will learn health eating habits and develop other skills as they grow their own produce

 

A seed exchange is part of the Fraser Valley Permaculture Guild's AGM on April 9. (FV Permaculture)

Seedlings, seeds will be exchanged during Valley Permaculture Guild’s AGM

‘We are eager to bring the Fraser Valley Permaculture community together again’

A seed exchange is part of the Fraser Valley Permaculture Guild's AGM on April 9. (FV Permaculture)
A young gardener picks up his prize from a volunteer at the 2015 Chilliwack Fair. Local students in Grades K-12 are once again encouraged to register for the Chilliwack Schools Garden Program. (Jessica Peters/Black Press Media)

Register online for Chilliwack Schools Garden Program

For more than a century, the program has been growing a love of gardening in youngsters

A young gardener picks up his prize from a volunteer at the 2015 Chilliwack Fair. Local students in Grades K-12 are once again encouraged to register for the Chilliwack Schools Garden Program. (Jessica Peters/Black Press Media)
Flowers

Slow flowers

Growing sustainability in the floral industry

  • Mar 14, 2022
Flowers
Brian Minter was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 2018 but received the honour at a ceremony on March 3, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack’s Brian Minter to receive Order of British Columbia four years late

Minter was honoured in 2018 but unable to attend ceremony so he’ll receive it Thursday

Brian Minter was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 2018 but received the honour at a ceremony on March 3, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Butchart Gardens - Handout

Creating the Japanese Garden

A place to think, meditate and be at peace

  • Aug 11, 2021
Butchart Gardens - Handout
Rene Cortin, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society pilot program promotes garden growing

Twenty Chilliwack families are participating in the ‘Garden Box to the Table’ program

Rene Cortin, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
A native-to-B.C. wild queen bee (bombus melanopygus for those in the know) feeds on a periwinkle flower. (Submitted/Sarah Johnson, Native Bee Society of BC)

B.C.’s wild bees need messy gardens to survive

The year-long nesting period makes habitat a primary concern for wild bees

A native-to-B.C. wild queen bee (bombus melanopygus for those in the know) feeds on a periwinkle flower. (Submitted/Sarah Johnson, Native Bee Society of BC)
B.C. beekeepers will face extra supply challenges this year thanks to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. bee supply threatened this year by wasps, COVID

No, bees aren’t getting COVID, it’s the supply chain that’s been disrupted

B.C. beekeepers will face extra supply challenges this year thanks to COVID-19 supply chain disruptions. (Black Press Media file photo)
A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)

New blend of cosmos to bloom in Dr. Bonnie Henry’s name

Chilliwack marketing company teams up with West Coast Seeds and Food Banks Canada

A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)
Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!

Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!

Combine and save as much as 35% on tickets to 21 top visitor attractions in Vancouver

  • Mar 9, 2020
Craft your own Vancouver Experience – for less!
Plants, pots and other pretty things at Old Farm Garden Centre

Plants, pots and other pretty things at Old Farm Garden Centre

Buying business included a steep learning curve for owner Robin Knox

  • Jun 24, 2019
Plants, pots and other pretty things at Old Farm Garden Centre