Guest Speakers


photo by Mary Ames

February Speaker:

 

The speaker for the February 21st. meeting will be Dan Jason from Saltspring Seed Co.  Growing More Food in Uncertain Times.

Dan has been a passionate gardener since he planted his back yard at the age of 13 in Montreal. He is a very busy writer, lecturer and into his 31st year of running Saltspring Seed Company offering hundreds of varieties of open pollinated and untreated vegetable, grain, herb and flower seeds adapted to west coast growing. We are pleased Dan has taken time from his very busy schedule to his share his vast knowledge with us and conveniently, he will bring along his books and seeds for members to purchase.

Read more about Dan HERE.

 
 PREVIOUS GUEST SPEAKERS INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING:
  • January 10, 2018  Sandra Stevenson presented Northern France: A Well-kept Secret!  You can view a summary and some of her images in our Photo Gallery.
  • November 8, 2017  Barrie Agar spoke on “Gardening for your site”.
  • October 11, 2017  Lorraine Locherty.   “Shrubs that Shine in the Winter Garden”
  • September 13, 2017  Lynda Smith presented “Lawns to Food.”
  • June 14, 2017   Bill Dumont spoke on his tour of the Gardens of New Zealand.
  • May 10, 2017   Malcolm Ho-You spoke on Shrub and Tree Peonies.
  • April 12, 2017  Diane Pierce spoke on Spring Colour in the Garden.  Notes on her talk can be found on our Blog via the Articles of Interest page.
  • March 8, 2017  Tracy Ferreira spoke on Integrated Pest Management
  • January 11, 2017  Niki Strutynski spoke on the principles of organic agriculture
  • December 14, 2016  Members Karen Wade, Susan Scott, Wilma Harvie, Jean Addison and Judith Henderson each presented us with interesting gardening information, or beautiful images.
  • November 9, 2016  Ted Leischner.  The Importance of Pollinator Friendly Landscapes
  • October 12, 2016  Eryl Morton spoke on Gardens of South Africa
  • September 14, 2016  Bernie Dinter spoke on Gardening: Its changing focus
  • June 8, 2016 Tony Irwin spoke on Keyhole Gardening.
  • May 11, 2016  Mary Sanh spoke on “Succulents – The Ultimate Easy Care Plant”.
  • April 13, 2016  Gordon Murray spoke on Trilliums.
  • March 9, 2016  Linda Gilkeson spoke on “Resilient Food Gardens for a Changing Climate”
  • February 10, 2016  Jeff de Jong spoke on ‘Plants to Love’.
  • January 13, 2016  Bill Dumont, organizer and tour leader of the Cowichan Valley Rhododendron Society 2015 tour of gardens of SW England                              
  • November 11, 2015  Michael Langkammer. His topic was ‘Creative Uses of Natural Materials in Making Christmas Wreaths and Table Decorations’.
  • October 14, 2015 Ann Nightingale. Her slide illustrated presentation was “Birds in Your Backyard: Attracting Birds to Your Garden Throughout the Year”.

 


When AvailableMember Powerpoints will be featured when time is available at meetings.  Create your own from your digital photos, or contact a member of the Speaker committee to connect you with someone who can help.

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