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.
NameRyan Foster and Richard Walker
EmailEmail hidden; Javascript is required.
Phone(778) 476-1022
General Topics
  • Fruits, Fruit Trees
  • Vegetables
  • Trees, Arboretums, Arborists
  • Herbs, growing and using
Specialty Plants
  • Food Forestry, aka Edible Forest Gardening
Speaker Profile

Edible forest gardening - Food Forestry - is the art and science of putting plants together in woodland-like patterns that forge mutually beneficial relationships, creating a garden ecosystem that is more than the sum of its parts. You can grow fruits, nuts, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, and other useful plants together in a way that mimics natural ecosystems. You can create a beautiful, diverse, high-yielding garden sanctuary. If designed with care and sufficient understanding, you can design a forest garden that is largely self-maintaining.
Food Forestry is a concept and practice which is thousands of years old, and seeing a revival all over the world.
Food Foresters of Canada provide educational workshops and visually dynamic presentations that stimulate and inspire.
Richard Walker phone: 1-778-437-2028 e-mail - silvermoonfoodforest@gmail.com
Book: Food Forestry North of the 49th.
Ryan Foster phone : 1-778-476-1022 e-mail - ryan@foodforesters.ca
Travel and accommodation expenses

Speaker's Fee$100 - $250