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KPU Professional Pest Management | Module 1

Dates: Nov. 20, 22 & 23, 2019 (Wed, Fri, Sat) Time: 9:00 am-3:30 pm Venue: KPU Langley Campus Address: 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley Instructor: Dr. Cameron Lait, BSc (Biology), PhD (Major Plant Biochemistry & Physiology) For more information and to register, click here or call 604-598-5264. *Module 2 will be held in early 2020. Dates... Read more »

Horticulture Training Professional Workshops

Horticulture Training Professional Workshops Taught by Egan Davis: and Douglas Justice:, these professional workshops teach fundamental skills valuable to all in the horticulture and landscaping industries. Pruning: March 16 2019, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Plant ID: March 20 2019, 7:00 am – 9:00 pm Propagation: March 23 2019, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Where: UBC Botanical... Read more »

UBC Botanical Garden Horticulture Training Program Information Sessions

UBC Horticulture Training Program This eight-month, full-­time program gives students the skills and experience to enter the field of horticulture. Application deadline May 1. Information Sessions When: March 14 and April 11 2019, 6:30 pm– 7:30 pm Where: UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Centre, 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC Cost: Free  

March 2019: Falling and Bucking Endorsement Examination Applications Open is once again accepting applications for the WUAA/HEBC Falling and Bucking Endorsement. The Falling & Bucking Endorsement application form has been re-posted.  The changes to the fees that were required in order to continue providing the endorsement are reflected in the new application form. If you have any question please feel free to drop... Read more »

HortEducationBC Update – Effective January 1, 2019

HortEducationBC Stakeholder Update January 4, 2019 Background In 2005 HortEducationBC (HEBC) became the first Industry Training Organization (ITO) under a newly developed arms-length Government Organization called the Industry Training Authority (ITA). HEBC’s original mandate was quite broad. It included program standards development within the ITA, as well as professional development activities as deemed necessary by... Read more »

Skills Canada BC 2018 Landscape Gardening Competition Team Members

Skills Canada BC 2018 Landscape Gardening Competition Team Members Front Left to Right: Derek Churchill (Volunteer), Silver Medal Winners Ridha Al-Rammahi & Hussein Al-Rammahi, Middle: Jamie Lamonte (Volunteer), Gold Medal Winners Matthew Schmalz & Stuart Albertson, Lindsay Lindholm ( Staff), Lori Karr (KPU Team Coach) Back: Bill Hardy ( Staff), Rob Welsh (Competition Technical Chair),... Read more »

Skills Canada BC 2018 Landscape Gardening Competition Silver Medal Winners Profile

Ridha Al-Rammahi & Hussein Al-Rammahi teammates and brothers, won the silver medal in the 2018 Skills Canada BC Landscape Gardening Competition. Ridha and Hussein are Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist apprentices who have recently completed their Level 1 technical training at KPU School of Horticulture. Ridha and Hussein work for Para Space Landscaping Inc.. Para Space sponsors... Read more »

Skills Canada BC 2018 Landscape Gardening Competition Gold Medal Winners Profile

Stuart Albertson & Matthew Schmalz won the gold medal in the 2018 Skills Canada BC Landscape Gardening Competition and will represent British Columbia at the 2018 Skills Canada National Landscape Gardening Competition in Edmonton, AB June 4th – 5th. Photo Left: Matthew Schmalz, Photo Right: Stuart Albertson Stuart Albertson is a Landscape Diploma student, studying at KPU School of Horticulture. Stuart... Read more »

Gaia College Spring Courses for Professionals & Gardening Enthusiasts

  Get ready with courses starting May 7th (Late enrollment accepted until May 21, except for SketchUp Pro which is May 14)   Find the online course best suited to landscape professionals, home/community gardeners and small food growers.     Landscape professionals Organic Master Gardener Organic Horticulture Specialist Ecological Landscape Design Ecological Plant Knowledge 1 – Ornamentals Sketchup... Read more »