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DIGA garden party photo album

Disabled Independent Gardeners Association (DIGA) celebrated the 2011 harvest by hosting an afternoon tea at VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver.

The event, held early November, brought together DIGA clients and volunteers for a celebration of the importance of access to gardening for people with disabilities. There were updates about DIGA’s volunteer-assisted community gardening, one-on-one assisted home gardening and adapted tool programs.

Education Director Gillian Drake previewed their visitor centre, and offered tours of the new facility. 

Were you at the event? Are you in the picture?

Check out these, and other shots, over at the DIGA Facebook page. You don't have to be signed-in, or even a member of Facebook, to see the pictures.





Other news

The Alpine Garden Club of BC has published a three-page overview of its work with DIGA members in its latest newsletter. Check out Summer Bulletin 2011.

UBC Botanical Gardens have made their newsletters email-only. They are worth reading because they provided an overview of news/issues, festivals, events and plant sales. Sign-up here. (And while you are at it, check out their botanical forums.)

See the Farmers on 57th newsletter about George Pearson Centre gardening.