Scotch broom is native to central/southern Europe and the Middle East. It has been introduced to Chile, India, Iran, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and North America. It has become widely naturalized from California to British Columbia.
Introduced to Vancouver Island in 1850, broom grows prolifically in southwestern British Columbia throughout the Garry oak range and is also found in patches on the Queen Charlotte Islands and in some inland sites.
Kick-off: Saturday, May 1st Broom drop-off dates: Saturday mornings, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Ends: Saturday, May 29
Bring your cut Broom to the drop-off location behind the Community Gardens, 729 Finlayson Arm Road, any Saturday morning in May, 8:00 am - noon. Volunteers will be on hand to help unload. Call Paul at 250-478-7885 if you need help.