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.
NameDonna Balzer
EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.
Phone(403) 827-6390
General Topics
  • Vegetables
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening
  • Garden Design, landscaping
  • Healthy soil, fertilizers, soil amendments, etc.
Specialty Plants
  • Growing great food in small spaces. How to build soil, add cover and grow up for best effect.
Sample topics
  • "Garden Ideas: New and Recycled", "Sow and Grow: 3 tips for success", "Perfect Soils and Stress-Free Gardens"
Speaker Profile

Donna Balzer has two greenhouses and a big vegetable garden on her urban double lot. She is an award-winning media personality and garden consultant with a personal passion for food growing in northern regions.

Horticulturist, speaker, and author, Donna has a degree in Agriculture with a specialty in Horticulture. She has a Youtube channel, 3 seasons as host of the Internationally broadcast Bugs & Blooms on HGTV, and makes regular appearances on CBC radio 1.

Her book No Guff Vegetable Gardening is a Canadian best seller and her newest book The Three Year Gardener’s Gratitude Journal is new in 2018 (https://donnabalzer.com/garden-journal/ )

Speaker's Fee$250 - $400