Langley Environmental Partners Salmon Friendly Gardens Seminar

Sat, 12 March, 10:00am – 1:30pm

Location: Township of Langley City Hall, 20338 65 Ave, Langley, BC V2Y 3J1, Canada (map)

Simple choices can make a world of difference! Please join us for the annual Salmon Friendly Gardens Seminar, hosted by LEPS in conjunction with the Township of Langley Grow Healthy Grow Smart program.

Grow Healthy Grow Smart aims to reduce or eliminate the use of cosmetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers, for the benefit of salmon habitat, wildlife, and pollinators in our community.

This years seminar has presentations provided by:

David Tracey (the Ecourbanist) – Edible Landscaping

Richard Hallman – Fruit Tree Pruning

Peter Isaacson – Natural Prevention of the European Chafer Beetle

Please reserve your seat today, by emailing or calling 604.546.0338

2016 Pruning Workshop – Vancouver Fruit Tree Project Society

Pruning Workshop – Learn How to Prune Your Fruit Trees!
(Focus on Apples & Pears + Information About Other Fruit Trees)


Date: Sunday March 6, 2016
Time: 2:00-4:00pm

Led by seasoned arborist Richard Hallman, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to learn how to prune and care for your apple and pear trees. Richard is also happy to discuss pruning other fruit trees if you have specific questions. Held in the garden of one our very own tree owners (complete with apple, pear, plum and cherry trees!), you will learn:

– To read the condition of your trees
– To estimate the amount of fruit produced in past years and potential yield this year
– How apple and pear trees grow and how they react to pruning and training
– A step by step process that you can follow when pruning your own trees, a great way to overcome the fear of pruning.
– Techniques and tricks you can use to improve the amount and quality of the fruit they produce in years to come.

Instructor: Richard Hallman is a passionate horticulturist who has been teaching and advising gardeners and farmers across British Columbia for more than 35 years. He is a Horticultural Advisor to the Vancouver Tree Fruit Project, Historic Fort Langley, Historic Stewart Orchard and several other organizations in the Vancouver-Fraser Valley area. He is a Registered Professional Horticulturist, a Certified Arborist and a Master Gardener.

Price: $19.00 (plus eventbrite fee).
All proceeds from the workshop go to the Vancouver Fruit Tree Project’s fundraising efforts.

Location: Backyard address & entry instructions will be sent to all ticket buyers.

Important Info: Parking available on city streets. Please dress for the weather as the course takes place outside in the backyard of one of the VFTP’s Tree Owners.

Private Backyard – Larch & 12th Avenue, Kitsilano Vancouver, British Columbia CA – View Map

Or see the VFTP website

New Workshops for 2016 – VanDusen Botanical Garden

Tree Fruit Pest and Disease Solutions     

Sat. Mar 8, 6 – 8 pm – Vancouver

In this course you will learn about the pests and diseases that plague fruit trees in the Vancouver area, how to identify each and organic methods you can use to control them. Other topics that will be included are disease resistant varieties, types of tree fruits that rarely have any problems and cultural practices that reduce or prevent infestations. Pests and diseases of apples, pears, plums, cherries, peaches, apricots and figs will be addressed. The best pest and disease reference books and online sources will be discussed.

For more information and how to register click here: VanDusen Botanical Garden

New Workshops for 2016 – Fraser Valley Continuing Education

Espalier Training of Fruit Trees

Wednesday February 24 – 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Credo Christian High, LANGLEY

During this workshop, Tree Fruit Expert and Espalier Master, Richard Hallman, will teach you about espalier;  the ancient horticultural practice of controlling woody plant growth for the production of fruit for ornamental effect. Espalier is living art that developed long before the science of plant growth was understood. Dozens of espalier forms and how to create them will be discussed including the classic two dimensional forms and several three dimensional forms. You will learn how to start new espalier fruit trees, how to renew and maintain existing trees and what types of fruit trees are best for beginners and those that are more challenging. Rootstocks, training techniques, summer pruning and support systems will all be included. You can contact the instructor by e-mail at

For more information and to register click here:FV Continuing Education

Dormant Organic Fruit Tree Insect & Disease Control

Wednesday March 9 – 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm        Credo Christian High, LANGLEY

During this workshop, Tree Fruit Expert Richard Hallman, will teach you about the insects and diseases that attack fruit trees in the Fraser Valley and organic ways to control them. You will learn how to identify and monitor for them, how to determine if they will cause significant damage to your fruit, their life cycles and the times during the spring and summer when they usually become a problem. How to tell the good insects (predators) from the bad guys and how to encourage the good guys will be included. Many organic methods of control that can be used during the spring and summer will be discussed. Many of the materials and tools that you can use to monitor for these insects and diseases and protect your trees and fruit will be displayed and demonstrated in the classroom.

For more information and to register click here:FV Continuing Education