Academic Resources


Joan Johnson School of Floral Design

The Joan Johnson School of Floral Design offers an intensive course. Students learn by “doing – hands on.” The enrolment is kept to a minimum per class and students use only fresh cut flowers for floral creations that they can take home each day. Upon successful completion of the course, students are awarded a Diploma recognised within the florist industry.
The school also provides continuing education in one day specialised seminars in contemporary party work, advanced wedding design and tropical flower workshops.

Gardening Associations

Chilliwack Floral Art Club

Meeting monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm (excluding January, November & December) at the Slesse Room, Evergreen Hall. Meetings include workshops to practice teachings by visiting demonstrators on things such as leaf manipulation, ikebana, etc. The annual fee is $20 and includes five basic lessons by Jane Keding. Why not join this friendly, keen, flower loving club and surprise yourself in how much you can do and learn in a few short weeks. The club is a member of the NAFAS London and Overseas Club.

The Valley Permaculture Guild

The Fraser Valley Permaculture Guild is an inclusive Association working on food security initiatives for the Fraser Valley. We are developing opportunities and programs to increase food production / accessibility and sustainability in the Fraser Valley.

Gatherings are held on the first Tuesday of every month from 6-8 pm (excluding holidays) and rotate between Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley and Mission.

For the address and anymore questions please send us an e-mail to


BC Council of Garden Clubs

The BC Council of Garden Clubs is the umbrella group for over 170 garden clubs in the BC representing some 19,300 gardeners of all ages.

The Council was founded in 1943 with the purpose of speaking with a unified voice on issues of horticulture.  Our mandate is to promote the garden club experience by providing support to our members and information to the public.

Canadian Peony Society

To promote the growing, improving and use of peonies in the garden and for home decoration; to encourage peony breeding to produce distinctly Canadian peony hybrids; to locate and record locally bred peonies, and produce a national registry of collections and their location; and, to sponsor an annual peony show and encourage regional shows.

Gardening Stores

West Coast Seeds

West Coast Seeds has an extensive selection of certified organic seeds, open pollinated seeds, heirloom seeds and heritage seeds for organic vegetable growing. West Coast Seeds carries over 800 varieties of vegetable seeds be it organic, heirloom, or non gmo. Annual selection of 200 flower Seeds and flower bulbs are sure to delight both the beginner and master gardener. Be sure to add some herb seeds to your order this season as nothing beats the fresh flavours of your favourite herbs to our great selection of appetizers, soups, salads and main courses at WCS Recipes. You will find all kinds of articles, instructions, growing guides and tools like planting charts and Planting Zone FinderCertified Organic Seeds, Heirloom Seeds, non GMO seeds.

Eat Local. Grow Food. Grow from Seed.

Little Mountain Garden Centre & Florist


47558 Yale Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2P 7N1

(604) 792-4403

Minter Country Garden Store


10015 Young Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2P 4V4
(604) 792-6612

The Local Harvest Market


Quality food, locally grown. Sustainable growing, all year long.

7697 Lickman Rd, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4A7

Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm

(604) 846-6006

Online Resources

Rodale’s Organic Life

Farmer’s Almanac

Since 1792, The Old Farmer’s Almanac has spoken to all walks of life: tide tables for those who live near the ocean; sunrise and planting charts for those who live on the farm; recipes for those who live in the kitchen; and forecasts for those who don’t like the question of weather left up in the air.