Speakers

Are you looking for a speaker on a horticulture-related theme?  A list of some of the presentations that our members have developed to share can be found below.  If you’re interested in arranging for any of these presentations, please contact us.

One interesting option is for a few of our Master Gardeners to form an “Ask the Expert” panel at your event.  Ask us about that!

Rachel Burrows

  • Pruning
  • Growing & Using Herbs
  • Attracting Birds to your Garden
  • Simple and Easy Flower Arrangements

Gladys Fowler

  • Square Foot Gardening — the practice of dividing the growing area into small square sections to maximize the growing area and minimize the maintenance.

Joan Harding

  • Preparing Your Gardens for Spring
  • Putting Your Gardens to Bed in the Fall
  • Pollinators

Cathy Hooper

  • Introduction to Permaculture
  • Soil
  • Growing Vegetables
  • Edible Landscape
  • A Year in the Edible Garden

Mary-Jane Pilgrim

  • Basic Botany — A little latin, some discussion on plant families and classification, and a few skills to be able to determine a plant’s family tree.  (spoiler alert *quizzes*)
  • Horticultural Trivia — A lighthearted but challenging evening of “test your memory” on all things horticulture.
  • Getting your Gardens Ready for Spring

Gary & Dianne Westlake:

  • Garden Art For Cheapskates – A lighter look at making your own objects for your garden.
  • Some Of Our Favourite Garden Mistakes – They share some of the mistakes they have made over the years as well as some they have seen.
  • Thinking Outside The Planter Box – A comprehensive guide to how to garden in containers.
  • Gardening While Old – Strategies for continuing to garden for the rest of your life.
  • What Are Lawns Good For – A plea for less lawn and more gardens.
  • What Not To Plant – On being very careful out there.
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