5251 Oak Street Vancouver BC V6M 4H1 CA

Start date: Thursday, March 28 2024.


 On Thursday, March 28, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 On Thursday, April 4, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Resource person: learn@vandusen.org

Location: Via Zoom


Join us for an exciting two-part series on native plants and their benefits, led by Abigail Hyde from Satinflower Nurseries. 

In the first session, explore the difference between native and invasive plants, understanding the crucial role of preserving native species. Abby will cover common plant families and identification tips and showcase local Vancouver Island species as ecocultural case studies, highlighting their resilience against seasonal changes. By the end of this session, participants will gain insights into the importance, seasonality, and identification of native plants from early spring to late fall. 

The second session focuses on transforming properties, large or small, into native meadows, providing habitats for urban wildlife. Abby will guide you through grass removal, seeding and planting strategies, timing, expectations, and maintenance tips, equipping you with the tools to start your own meadow in areas like lawns, boulevards, and community gardens. 

This course will take place online and will be recorded. Registered participants will have access to recordings for a limited time. Pre-registration required.   

About Abigail Hyde and Satinflower Nurseries 

Abigail Hyde joined Satinflower Nurseries in 2021. From Bali, Indonesia, Abby's passion for observing native species and restoring ecosystems led her to pursue a BSc in Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. As Supervisor at Satinflower, she heads orders, serves as the lead residential consultant, and conducts engaging workshops and public outreach. Beyond her role, Abby finds joy in spreading enthusiasm for plants and pollinators, contributing to conservation efforts as an avid iNaturalist enthusiast in her free time. 

Satinflower Nurseries is a native plant and seed haven inspiring connections with nature. Their community education initiatives highlight the importance of native plants, fostering ecological stewardship. Specializing in Garry oak ecosystem restoration and meadowscaping, they cultivate plants native to various Victoria habitats. 


Available: Available

Price: $57.20 Taxes not included

Notes: Online course log-in details will be sent 24 hours before the course date. Please note that registrations will close at 5:00 p.m. on March 28. Cancellation policy: No refunds will be given for education courses. A credit will be applied to your account for cancellations with one week's notice. With less than a week's notice, no credit will be given. No new credit will be issued if the cancelled course was purchased using prior credit. Program cancellation by the VBGA due to Public Health Restrictions will result in education program credit equivalent to the value lost. Credits must be used within one year from the date issued. Please notify us of your cancellation in writing to learn@vandusen.org

Prerequisites: Educational programs are available for both members and non-members. In order to register for a class, you first need to open an account with Amilia, our online registration portal. Note that your membership account does NOT give you this access. You must open a separate account in Amilia. Follow this link to create your account: https://www.amilia.com/en/Signup Please save your Amilia account username & password for registration in future classes.

More information: Instructor: Abigail Hyde

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