April Comox Valley Horticultural Society meeting features ecological restoration specialist, private plant sale

The April meeting for the Comox Valley Horticultural Society features ecological restoration specialist David Polster as a guest speaker.

Polster works with living plant material in reclamation techniques for unstable slopes.

Natural processes have been restoring disturbed sites for millions of years. Polster is a plant ecologist with more than 40 years of experience in vegetation studies, ecological restoration and invasive species management. He has developed a wide variety of restoration techniques for mines, industrial developments and steep/unstable slopes, as well as for the re-establishment of riparian and aquatic habitats.

Polster is the NW regional representative on the board of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), and was recently awarded the prestigious John Rieger Award, named after the society’s first president, for making a significant impact in the theory, practice and public awareness of restoration.

Private plant sale

Monday, April 16 is also Comox Valley Horticultural Society’s “Members Only Plant Sale” at the Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave. in Courtenay.

Members can invite a guest to tag along at no charge.

Memberships are still available for $20 single, $30 family, and new this year, you can sign up online at comoxvalleyhortsociety.ca. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Non-members are welcome to attend for $5.

Public plant sale

CV Hort’s Spring Free Admission Plant Sale is not far off, on Saturday, April 28 at the Filberg.

The sale runs from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Come early for best selection. Savour locally grown diverse collections, unique varieties and mysterious wonders that will do well in your garden. Bring a tote to carry your treasures home.

Just Posted

RCMP investigate sexual assault in Courtenay

Comox Valley RCMP officers are investigating a reported sexual assault at Sandwick… Continue reading

Comox Strathcona Waste Management board approves tour of Nova Scotia advanced recycling plant

Three CVRD representatives will tour Sustane Tech. plant while in Halifax for FCM conference

Comox opts for ‘blank sheet’ when it comes to cannabis bylaw

Comox council unanimously approved a bylaw to prohibit the sale of cannabis within the town.

Housing crisis amplified on Denman Island

High home and rental prices and a shortage of housing stock have led to island-wide struggles

Big Read: locked out of the woods

Vancouver Islanders struggle to balance back country public access with private land protection

Lt.-Gov. Guichon believes she made the right decision

Outgoing Lt.-Gov Judith Guichon said her most memorable moments weren’t surrounding the election

CONTEST: Win a whale-watching tour for four

Where in the world are the Snowbirds?

Crews called to highway crash in Nanoose Bay

Accident happened just before 4 p.m. near Hillview Road

VIDEO: Smokers talk pot rules at annual 4-20 event

Annual pot protest-meets-festival in Vancouver attracted hundreds to vendors, concert

New funds, recruits set to alleviate B.C. sheriff shortage

The Government of British Columbia announced new sheriff graduates, funding for more classes

Video: RCMP investigation gets a deer little photobomb

Princeton RCMP were conducting a drug investigation in Princeton which a deer strolled through

Farnworth says five years too long for feds to deal with organized crime in medical pot

Needs to be dealt with much sooner than that, B.C. Public Safety Minister says

UPDATED: Unions, CP Rail come to agreement, avoiding work stoppage

Locomotive engineers, conductors and signals specialists seeking new collective agreements.

B.C. woman known to hitchhike around province missing

Aislynn Hanson, 18, last seen April 13; known to travel throughout B.C. by hitchhiking

Most Read