Do you like people and plants? Think horticulture is a critical part of community life and wellness? BC Communities in Bloom is a not-for-profit organization looking for volunteer judges able to train and evaluate at specific times of the year. This is a great opportunity to put your expertise to use and see some incredible horticulture work in BC communities!

BCLNA member, past president, and previous CiB judge, Jeff Foley, shares his experience:

“I was lucky enough to serve as a Communities in Bloom (CiB) for three years. Each summer I would get to spend a week exploring a different zone of British Columbia. It is a very rewarding experience where you are able to see some amazing efforts to make communities more livable through horticultural initiatives. I met some awesome people in the communities and made friends with the fellow volunteers. Catherine, the Executive Director of BC CiB, makes sure you are well set up and comfortable before you embark on your tour. Judges receive excellent training and the experienced ones help to support the new ones. I would highly recommend volunteering as a judge. It is a great way to gain inspiration and also share some of your knowledge in return.”

– Jeff Foley, Para Space Landscaping