Two young people working in a garden

Community Partners

Community partners, sponsors and employers are vital to the Horticulture Technician program. They supply the materials that make our bigger projects possible. They give our students useful information about products and services. And they give our students real-world experience during practicums.

Community partners and donors have helped with:

  • seed trial research
  • soil testing
  • large-scale installations

Become a community partner

VIU Horticulture wants to create long-lasting relationships with partners and sponsors.

To become a partner or sponsor please email

Community partner projects

VIU Horticulture, Poinsettia, Vancouver Island University, BioBest Control Strategy, Insects, Biocontrol

BioBest Guides VIU Horticulture Students in Biological Control Strategies GR Paine Greenhouses

Biobest has been a committed supporter of VIU Horticulture students. In addition to providing students with specialized scouting and monitoring equipment, Biobest supports students with pest management and biological information packages.

BioBest Control Strategies
VIU Horticulture, Sharecost Rentals and Sales, Meadow, Pollination, Drought Tolerant, Plants, Students

Sharecost Rentals and Sales

Sharecost Rentals and Sales, along with Island Top Soil and Fisher Road Recycling, has partnered with VIU Horticulture for the supply of materials for the recent meadow installation project. The meadow project will be the center of seed trial research at the GR Paine Horticulture Centre.

Sharecost Rentals and Sales
VIU Horticulture, Vancouver Island University, Students, Horticulture, Construction, Slegg Building Materials, Allan Block

Slegg Building Materials Nanaimo

Slegg Building Materials, along with Expocrete Concrete Products, has generously partnered with VIU Horticulture to support years of student learning through the donation of Allan Block materials and pavers for the new 600 ft2 planter bed. Students will work together to construct the planter bed at the entrance of the GR Paine Horticulture Centre.

Slegg Building Materials