Linda Gilkeson workshop

Gardening and pest management.

June 10th. All day. Registration is $25 for members and $35 for non-members.

Where –  Comox United Church, Beach Rd. Comox.

Linda Gilkeson Workshop Registration

The price per ticket for members is $25 and non members is $35.
  • $ 0.00 CAD

 

Here is our press release for more details on Linda and the workshop.

Organic Gardening Workshop with Linda Gilkeson June 10, 2017

Grow Your Best Garden Ever

On Saturday June 10, Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers are excited to present an all day organic fruit and vegetable gardening workshop with popular author and gardening expert Linda Gilkeson.

Learn how to improve soil fertility, solve common pest and disease issues, tips on handling weird weather, plus protecting pollinators and solving pollination problems. This year Linda has also invited participants to submit their own gardening questions by May 31 so that she can be sure to answer them during the workshop. For a hands on experience, participants are encouraged bring along their own plant and disease specimens or photos and get Linda’s expert help with disease, pest and fertility problems.

Linda earned a Ph.D. in Entomology from McGill University in 1986. From 1991 to 2002 she worked for the provincial government, promoting programs to reduce and eliminate pesticide use. She was head of the provincial State of Environment Reporting Unit for the next six years, then the Executive Director of the Salt Spring Island Conservancy until the end of 2011. Linda now devotes her time to writing, teaching and consulting.

Linda has published five books for local gardens, most recently Resilient Gardens 2017: Pollinator Gardens, Garlic Diseases, Pest Update. Her comprehensive gardening book, Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest, has become a BC best seller. She was awarded a Queen’s Jubilee medal in 2003 and an outstanding achievement award from the Professional Pest Management Association of BC in 2005.

As a private consultant, Linda is a regular instructor in the Master Gardener programs in BC and is busy year around giving workshops on pest management and organic gardening.

The date is June 10, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Comox United Church on Comox Avenue. There will be a short half hour lunch break, so please pack a lunch. Admission is 25.00 for CVGSS members and 35.00 for non-members. This workshop will fill quickly, so for registration and payment, please go to the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers website: cvgss.org. Participants can email their gardening questions to cvseedsavers@gmail.com by May 31.

Linda Gilkeson Workshop Registration

The price per ticket for members is $25 and non members is $35.
  • $ 0.00 CAD