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Get Into Gardening This Spring with Advice from Harbour Publishing Authors!


Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:40pm

It's that time of year again – time to start planning and planting your garden patch. Luckily, Harbour Publishing authors Senga Lindsay, Christina Symons, John Gillespie and Christine Allen are here to help, sharing their insider tips in Vancouver at the Wellness Show and BC Home + Garden Show, in Victoria at the Home Design & Renovation Show, and in Toronto at Canada Blooms! Below are the dates and times of their presentations:

Wellness Show (Vancouver Convention Centre)

  • Senga Lindsay, author of Edible Landscaping, gives her seminar “Senga’s Edible Living - The Best Herbs You Need to Know and Grow!” on Saturday, February 16 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Home Design & Renovation Show (Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria)

BC Home + Garden Show (BC Place Stadium, Vancouver)

Canada Blooms (Direct Energy Centre, Toronto)

  • Senga Lindsay, author of Edible Landscaping, gives her seminar “Senga’s Seven Edible Garden Ideas to Inspire” on Friday, March 15 from 3pm to 4pm. Senga will also be signing copies of her book at the Toronto Botanical Garden Booth from 4:15pm to 5:15pm, after her presentation.

Senga Lindsay is an award-winning landscape architect and horticulturalist who specializes in integrating edible gardens into her design practice. Her book, Edible Landscaping: Urban Food Gardens that Look Great, reveals that a garden doesn’t have to be decorative or functional—it can be both! Discover how to make an edible Eden in some unlikely spaces with this fresh garden design book.

Christina Symons is a professional freelance writer and photographer specializing in garden, food and lifestyle topics, and John Gillespie is a professional landscape designer and horticulturalist, certified master arborist and green roof technician, with a passion for sustainable living. Their book, Sow Simple: 100+ Green Garden Projects to Make Your Garden Awesome inspires and delights with its gorgeous collection of tips, tricks and projects that are sure to increase enjoyment of outdoor spaces, save money and sustain the environment. It invites all gardeners, whether they have a large acreage or a tiny urban oasis, to have fun, experiment and see how wonderful it can be to spend time in the garden.

Christine Allen lived and worked on Killara Farm in Langley, BC, from 1993 to 2006. Her book, A Year at Killara Farm, moves thoughtfully through a year of gardening there with a rich, detailed narrative that evokes the many pleasures of life in rural Southwestern BC. Allen, a master gardener, is also a lyrical writer, expressing the tiny details of life on the farm, and her twelve essays are illuminated by Michael Kluckner’s masterful watercolours.