Monthly Meetings

Our Monthly Meetings are held on the last Monday of the month at the Seaside Centre – 5790 Teredo Street at 7:00 pm.

(Note: we do not meet in the months of June, July, August or December)

Remember to bring your own mug and Club name tag.  Visitors are welcome!


2019  Monthly Speakers

Information on our monthly speakers and their topics is posted regularly.

(2019 list of Speakers is currently in progress and will be posted as soon as available)


January 28 – Cheryl Topping – Pruning 101Pruning

Cheryl is the manager of the Sunshine Coast Nursery and a certified Arborist. Cheryl will provide excellent information on on how to prune our plants correctly. She is also offering pruning workshops at the Botanical Garden on January 26 and 27. If you are interested,  please register by calling 604 740-3969.


February 25 – Paddy Wales – Plan your resilient Garden in changing timesdrought garden

Paddy Wales is the author of Journeys Through the Garden (Whitecap). Her images and written articles appear in national and international publications including Gardening Life, Canadian Gardening, House & Home, Style at Home, Fine Gardening, Chatelaine, the New Twelve- Month Gardener, and many more. Paddy is a very active and integral part of the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden, where she is an instructor and frequent speaker.

In this presentation, Paddy will speak about gardening in drought conditions, which we are most likely to experience again this summer.

 March 25 – Marilyn Holt – Good Bugs, Bad BugsGood bugs bad bugs

Marilyn Holt is a gardening enthusiast, international speaker and once owned and operated a Pelargonium nursery, exporting plants internationally. She was editor of the BC Council of Garden Club’s “The Bulletin” for seven years. Marilyn currently looks after the Garden Center for the Abbotsford Buckerfield’s store and is also a horticultural judge. She shares her knowledge through workshops and seminars for Buckerfield’s throughout the year as well as speaking to Garden Clubs and groups on a variety of subjects.

April 29 – Alex Augustyniak – Year Round Gardening

Alex Augustyniak grew up on farm in Ontario, Canada and moved to BC in the 90’s. The Gajewski farm was established in 1938 and lead by his amazing grand mother, Mary Gajewski. At the height of operations, the farm had just over 400 acres with various crops including 15 acres of tomatoes (under contract with Aylmer’s), cash crops, cows, chickens, eggs (farm gate sales), ducks, and rabbits plus a 1 acre veggie garden. Over the last 35+ years, Alex has been growing veggies, herbs and prolific weeds throughout Canada, at the home farm in Manitowaning, Ontario, Port Moody and in raised beds throughout BC. In 2014, Alex took on the role of GM of West Coast Seeds Ltd., a BC family owned seed company and has lead the efforts to continually help people grow their own food 12 months of the year. Alex is also the Treasurer, and a ornamentals Judge of All American Selections, an independent seed trial group.

May 27 – Donna Balzer – Improving your garden soil

(more info to follow)


2018-Monthly Meeting Speakers List (Printable PDF)

2017-Monthly Meeting Speakers List (Printable PDF)

2016-Monthly Meeting Speakers List (Printable PDF)

2015- Monthly Meeting Speakers List (Printable PDF)