Saturday, March 18, 2017

Upcoming Invasive Species



Not good news, but there are some new invasive species that are slowly making their way to us. Rachelle McElroy from the Costal Invasive Species Committee mentioned them at our last meeting. If you see one of these, report it.


Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) looks like a fern or like parsnips, carrots, and parsley. It is present on south Vancouver Island now. It can be found in poorly drained soils, especially near streams and ditches. You may also find it on roadsides and the edge of cultivated fields.
In ancient Greece, it was used to poison condemned prisoners. In 399 BC, Socrates was given it after being condemned to death for impiety and corrupting the young men of Athens.

Source: wikipedia.org


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Seed: The Untold Story



Powell River Farmers' Agricultural Institute presents the movie Seed: The Untold Story this Sunday, March 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the Patricia Theatre.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Invasive Species Alternatives




Invasive plants are non-native, have aggressive characteristics, and multiple reproduction options. And we have quite a few of them in Powell River. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

To Do List for February

Oh my goodness, what a lot of snow! Warmer weather is just around the corner, however, and there are tasks to be done in the garden.