Next Speaker and Meeting for NPSG

Thursday February 20 7:00 pm

Working with Wild Seeds

We plant our seeds and wonder, “Will they actually germinate?” Seed biology imposes constraints on working with wild seeds. Patrick will share some tricks of the trade and explain the basics of seed biology.

Dr. Patrick von Aderkas is a professor of forest biology at UVic who specializes in seed embryology.


Cornett Bldg, Room A121 at the University of Victoria
Suggest using Parking lot #4

Meeting Agenda:
6:45-7:00 Arrive for meeting
7:00-7:30 Announcements, Upcoming Events, Questions about Native Plants
7:30-7:45 Refreshment Break + chatting
7:45-8:45 Presentation by Speaker (includes questions)
8:45-9:00 Plant Raffle!

Cost: Members: FREE (Membership $25/yr)
Non-Members: drop-in by donation
Students: FREE
Notes: $3.50 for parking at UVic

Along with a friend, you are welcome to bring

  • Any and all questions about native plants or native plant gardening for our experienced group of native plant gardeners
  • Loonies/toonies for treats and tea at the refreshment break
  • Box to carry home lots of native plants & seeds available by raffle $1 for 1 ticket or $2 for 3 tickets
  • Travel mug or coffee mug for refreshments
  • Potted and labelled native plants or items of interest for the raffle
  • Some cookies or other shareable treats for 3 free draw tickets!

Who We Are

The Native Plant Study Group is dedicated to learning about the native plants of British Columbia as wild populations and in garden settings, while promoting their use and conservation. Our diverse membership ranges from biologists to hobby gardeners, from horticulturists to plant enthusiasts.
General meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from September to May (except December) and feature a speaker, draw for native plants and discussion.

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Many Thanks to our Sustaining Supporters!

Territorial Acknowledgement:

The Native Plant Study Group respectfully acknowledges that we meet on the unceded territory of the WSANEC and Lekwungen Peoples. We are a garden group with a strong interest in gardening with native plants for their aesthetic, intrinsic, and conservation values. We gratefully recognize the longstanding stewards of these plants and ecosystems, as well as the cultural significance to them. We encourage a safe and respectful space for everyone to learn along with us in the process of decolonization.