- The Bowen Island Garden Club is a very active group on the island.
They usually meets 1-3 pm on the third Monday of every month (excluding June, July, August, and December) at The Gallery in Artisan Square and offers gardening advice, fascinating speakers, and the opportunity to socialize and share experiences. Occasionally, meetings may be held evenings; please watch the Undercurrent for details of speakers and times. Their events calendar includes tours of gardens and nurseries throughout Bowen and the lower mainland, a summer garden party, a Christmas party, and an annual plant sale which funds plantings, invasive weed control programmes, library books, and speakers. New members are always welcome! For more information, contact Sheila Webster at 604.947.0114 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Canadian Gardening has plenty of online organic gardening articles and resources. Click here to access.
- Check out the Safe Seed Resource List -Your Resource for GM-free Seeds
- Small Farm Canada has an online 2015 Seed Buying Guide.
- Invasive Plants
Invasive species are moving across BC and Canada at a rapid pace, and are a cost of globalization. There is also debate and research being conducted on the impacts of climate change as a factor increasing this already troubling trend. Invasive species have far-reaching impacts to the BC economy, environment, and society. The BC Invasive Plant Council is full of information and resources on identifying invasive species and offering solutions to tackling these unwanted plants.