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.
NameLinda Beer
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Phone(250) 539-2717
General Topics
  • Vegetables
  • Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening
  • Herbs, growing and using
  • Healthy soil, fertilizers, soil amendments, etc.
Specialty Plants
  • Saving Seed, soil, composting
Sample topics
  • The Miraculous Seed, Get Growing!
  • Soils and Composting
  • The Garden in Autumn
Speaker Profile

Linda Beer
Environmental Technologist
Advanced Master Gardener
Organic Master Gardener
Small Scale Farmer
Linda is passionate about growing food. Everywhere she has lived, the Prairies, Switzerland, the Lower Mainland, and now on Mayne Island, ”Wherever there was a patch of soil, I planted!”
After college Linda worked as a soils technician. A move to the city sent her back to campus to study tailoring and pattern drafting. Linda owned and operated an award winning specialty fabric store for almost 20 years, giving seminars and teaching across North America. After retiring from retail life Linda expanded her garden and her knowledge on gardening.
But in her words, “The constant thread through all the changes in my life has always been growing food. I grew up helping my mom garden and had my own garden by the time I was a teenager.
A sought after instructor, Linda loves teaching and it shows in her information filled, humorous presentations.
Linda is the author of Get Growing!, a hands on guide to growing good food
For more information or to organize a seminar please contact:
Linda Beer
FernHollow Farm
540-Fernhill Road
Mayne Island BC V0N 2J2

Speaker's Fee$250 - $400