Linda Gilkeson Workshop April 6th 2019


Saturday April 6th , from 9:30am to 3:30pm.

Where –  CV Presbyterian Church. Aspen Rd. Comox.

Registration is $25 for members and $35 for non-members.

It is an all-day workshop so bring a bag lunch and we will make some tea and coffee.

The theme of the workshop is:

Backyard Bounty: Grow the Most Food All Year Round

Learn how gardeners in the mild climate of the West Coast enjoy fresh vegetables and fruit all year. Topics covered including garden design and planning, soil preparation and fertility; choosing what to grow; intensive planting methods and crop rotation (or not!); year-round planting schedules; protecting crops for winter and how to start your own seedlings. Also covered will be organic methods for preventing and controlling common pests and diseases. The emphasis throughout will be on simple ways to grow the greatest amount of delicious, organic food—for the least amount of effort!


Linda’s Fall Garden

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.

Participants can email their gardening questions to by March 30th. and we will forward them to Linda.