Arriving in Qualicum Beach in 2000, he was immediately involved in maintaining his community’s Eaglecrest Entry Garden. Coordinating volunteers, monthly work bees, re-design of the entry garden, he led his team to the Communities in Bloom 2004 honour with “Special Mention” of the town’s Superbox Beautification initiative. He’s a pioneer in “broom busting”, tirelessly cutting this invasive weed to stop its spread into the community’s gardens and forested areas. Vern Black is a true Garden Hero.

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