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Where: Vancouver Island Mini-Gardening Conference
When:October 28, 2018
What: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is: Grow Food

“Navigating Garden Myths” mini-conference is an all-day event with a really exciting lineup of speakers including author Donna Balzer; Linda Chalker-Scott from WSU, Seattle; Douglas Justice, UBC; Shannon Berch, UVic; Danny Fortin & Shawn Tillapaugh ; and Jeffrey de Jong, Victoria. This conference is the first one to be organized and sponsored by MARS. Join us.

Where: Munson Hall, County of Starland, Alberta
When: April 8, 2017
What: Prescription for Success: Healthy soils build happy gardeners

Keen gardeners know their soils impact everything they do in their yards from establishing trees to growing pest-free crops. Discover the benefits of different soils and their components. How do changing conditions in soils change the health of your food and your personal happiness? What is the role of mushrooms and how can we employ them to make our gardens a bigger success? (followed by a hands-on mushroom building class)

Where: Calgary Horticulture Society Spring Garden Show at Spruce Meadows
When: April 29, 2017
What: Put Your Money where your mouth is – Five tips to grow a better garden life

If you garden and you are limited to doing one thing, you must build better soil. But if you can do five things, you can build soil, add garden covers, plant vertical and pop-up gardens, juggle planting dates to stagger harvest and start saving the world one honeybee at a time. Growing a better garden and creating a perfect life are like hugs and kisses – they just go together. Get inspired to grow more today. Sign up here.

Where: Victoria Seedy Saturday
When: February 18,2017
What: No Space? No Problem:

Cultivate creatively in vertical gardens Multiply your yields faster than breeding bunnies without expanding your space. Let food spill over your deck or patio, climb up your wall, or push into that skinny space between wall and fence. Growing food more creatively by growing vertically lets you raise more edibles in a smaller space than you thought possible. Tips, techniques and handouts guarantee great success this season.

Past Appearances

CBC’s Sheryl Mackay Shares the Garden Journal News!

What a thrill to go into downtown Vancouver to the big CBC building and meet NXNW host Sheryl Mackay in person this weekend! I have loved and followed her show for years and I have had some interviews with her over the phone and in the Victoria studio. But this time we met face to face.

Chat About Gardening – Skype Interview

Another media interview about the Three Year Gardener’s Gratitude Journal. This one is long so put on your headset and carry on with your other work…. that way you don’t have to see my messy office!

Where: Seattle Northwest Flower & Garden Show
When: February 10, 2018
What: Speaking

If you garden and you are limited to doing one thing, you must build better soil. But if you can do five things, you can build soil, add garden covers, plant vertical and pop-up gardens, juggle planting dates to stagger harvest and start saving the world one honeybee at a time. Get inspired and use your money and time to grow more food today.
Rainier Room 10:30 AM February 10, 2018

Where: Wildwood Community Centre (4411 Spruce Dr SW)
When:March 16, 2018
What: Book Launch for Three Year Gardener’s Gratitude Journal

Are you looking forward to spring gardening but trying to remember what and how you got growing last year? With the Three Year Gardener Gratitude Journal as your guide you will never be left wondering what to do. Take the guesswork out of gardening by tracking your own garden hits and misses over time. Meet the authors, who are also gardeners, join us for a short garden talk, snacks, entertainment and a book signing with case lot deals and drinks.

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