Join Us 2nd Wed Every Month Brechin United Church Basement 1998 Estevan Rd, Nanaimo, BC

7.00 pm Doors open - Displays, Library, and Social
7.30 pm Programme often with Speaker, Short Business meeting, Social break with goodies $1
Show What You Grow March-November
Visitors welcome $3 drop-in fee, which can be applied towards a membership

Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 7-9 PM

Sustainable Vegetables
Speaker: Barbara Ebell from Nanoose Edibles - a Certified Organic Farm
Nanoose Edibles supply restaurants, local businesses, farmers markets and our own stand at the farm with Certified Organic food. Our farm is known for its famous salad greens which will leave you coming back for more. In the summer we offer u-pick strawberries where families come to the farm and bring a lunch to make a day trip out of it.

Canada's 150th Anniversary Tulip

Quick Tulip Facts
The public can purchase Canada 150 tulip bulbs at participating Home Hardware and other stores nationwide as of September 2016, so they can enjoy the beauty of this special tulip as part of the Canada 150 celebrations in spring 2017. Check with stores to see if you can advance order.


The first tulip beds in the Capital were planted in 1945, when the Netherlands sent 100,000 tulip bulbs as a postwar gift in gratitude for the role that Canadian soldiers had played in the liberation of the Netherlands.

“Tulips are a symbol of springtime, rebirth and promises, which make them a powerful symbol in the lead up to the celebration of Canada's 150th birthday," said MP David McGuinty, representing Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly.

“The tulip represents the longstanding friendship and gratitude between Canada and the Netherlands. Blooming in the colours of Canada's flag, Canada 150 tulips will bring both pride and joy to gardens and communities from coast to coast,” added Cees Kole, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

NHS Spring Plant Sale: Watch for upcoming details of our 2017 Sale

Our May Plant Sale was a great success. Many plants now are busy growing in their new home. Our members are thrilled to pass on their extras to share with other gardeners who will enjoy them.
Thank you for taking part and helping us raise money for an Award for a deserving Horticultural Program student at VIU.
Thanks to the Master Gardeners who answered all those puzzling gardening questions.
Thank you to all our members and friends who donated to the sale and helped to make it a success. See you at our next sale in May 2017.