Speaker Directory

The BC Council of Garden Clubs has compiled a list of speakers who are willing to speak to garden clubs and organizations on various garden related topics.

While this list is fairly comprehensive, it does not contain all the names of knowledgeable speakers in BC. If you would like to suggest a name for this list or if you wish to have your name added to this list, please email 1vicepresident@bcgardenclubs.com.

Please note the following:

  • The BC Council of Garden Clubs does not accept any responsibility for the quality or the content of any presentation by these individuals.
  • It is the responsibility of the gardening organization to negotiate the terms of the presentation with the speaker (including topic, travel and expenses, fees, etc.)
  • Fees listed are provided as guideline and are subject to change at the discretion of the speaker without notice to the Council.
  • Please click on a speaker name from the table below for more detail.
NameJohn McIntosh
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Phone(604) 859-4700
General Topics
  • Healthy soil, fertilizers, soil amendments, etc.
Sample topics
  • Vermicompost and the how to set up and maintain a worm bin to compost kitchen food wastes
Speaker Profile

in the early 1990's I became interested in composting kitchen food waste , using red wrigglers. I have been at this since then. I have run workshops for the GVRD at various demonstration gardens, gave my first presentation to City Farmer in Vancouver, talked to various clubs and generally any one interested in this fascinating topic. At the end of March I gave my first talk, after a long hiatus, to the Fuchsia and Geranium Society in Langley BC.
I am retired and live in Abbotsford BC. I am married, a father and grandfather.
I have knowledge and will travel.
I am open to any suggestion for an honorarium and that can be negotiated if I am invited to do a presentation.

Speaker's FeeHonourarium