Meeting April 4th 2019

  • Time:  7 pm.
  • Place: Creekside Commons, 2202 Lambert, Courtenay.
  • Directions.  To reach Creekside Commons from Courtenay, take Cumberland Road, turn left onto 20th Street, then the first right onto Lambert.  Follow to the end of Lambert.
  • Parking:  There is limited parking in the Creekside complex so please park on Lambert if possible, it’s a short stroll to Creekside. Our parking guide will indicate any free parking spaces inside the Commons.
  • Creekside Commons has a shoes-off policy, so bring slippers.


This month Karen Cummins presents “Creating Beauty and Joy………and food too!”

If the world is going to be saved, gardeners will be the ones who do it” was a prediction Des Kennedy made in his book The Way of the Gardener. How will we do this?

In this presentation we explore how to build and steward earth friendly gardens where nature is co-creator and provides most of the services. Using a paradigm shift and the latest science based knowledge we can support biodiversity, sequester carbon, use fewer resources and create less waste while  building our own outdoor sanctuaries that have the potential to link across our community.

Bio of Karen Cummins
Over the past 40 years Karen has worked in nurseries, garden centers, golf courses and municipalities and is now in private practice specializing in sustainable landscape design and garden management in the Comox Valley. She is a graduate of the University of Guelph Horticulture Diploma program and is an ISA Certified Arborist and Tree Risk Assessor. She was thrilled to study in the first class on Sustainable Horticulture at Kwantlen College and has qualified as an Accredited Land Care Practitioner with the Society for Organic Land Care (SOUL).

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