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.
Name Kristin Crouch
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Website thatbloomingarden.com
Phone (604) 946-8654
General Topics
  • Vegetables
  • Herbs, growing and using
Specialty Plants
  • Heirloom tomatoes, growing vegetables year round, herbs
Sample topics
  • Seed Starting 101, Homegrown 101, Creating a Successful Kitchen Garden Year Round, All About Herbs, Crazy for Tomatoes
Speaker Profile

Kristin Crouch is passionate about growing and has been teaching sustainable garden classes for the Corporation of Delta for the last three years. Kristin is a 26 year master gardener with the Vancouver Master Gardeners Association and has a diploma in Horticulture from the University of Guelph. She currently writes on her garden blog, That Bloomin’ Garden, and for several newspapers and magazines. Kristin hosted the garden show, ‘That Bloomin’ Garden’ and ‘The Delta Gardener’ for ten years with Delta Cable Television. She was president of the Ladner Community Garden Society for five years after establishing the garden in 2011. In 2017 Kristin spoke at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle about creating a successful kitchen garden year round.
Kristin was also president of the South Delta Garden Club from 2010-2012. Kristin likes to mentor new community and school gardens where she can share her passion. In 2011, she helped start the Alexandra Neighbourhood House Community Garden and the Tsawwwassen First Nation garden prototype in conjunction with Simon Fraser University. She worked as a garden coordinator from 2010-2012 for the Many Small Hands Children’s Garden, where she developed educational programming for elementary students. Kristin lives on a half-acre property in Delta, B.C. with her husband, Jim. Three years ago they transformed their side garden into a kitchen garden where they were able to grow over 160 pounds of food. For Kristin, it’s all about learning and sharing her expertise. Kristin has spoken at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show and at various community organizations and garden clubs in BC.

Speaker's Fee $100 - $250