Friday, November 14, 2014

Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo 2015 Presents..

The Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo 2015 is pleased to present our speaker schedule for the event. If you haven't been to Seedy Saturday you won't want to miss it. I am still waiting on topics from some of my speakers and will update as we get closer to the event. Brian Minter spoke at the event last year and brought us up to speed on where the gardening industry was going. Thomas Hobbs needs no introduction. He is well known for his garden design and we are hoping to get a peek into his new garden in the Fraser Valley. His private gardens have been featured in many magazines such as House Beautiful, Better Homes and Gardens and Horticulture. Tom will have us inspired to think out of the box when it comes to designing our gardens. Tom is also the author of Shocking Beauty and the Jewel Box Garden. 
If you live locally, you will have met Robyn Leake at our Ladner Village Market in the summer. She is an amazing designer when it comes to containers. Robyn will be speaking at our event and showing you how to create the container of your dreams. 
Have you noticed the sudden increase in people canning over the last couple of years? Did you know that canning guidelines have changed? Darlene Tanaka works for Bernardin and will be hosting a canning workshop. Bring your canning questions for her to answer. 

On Sunday we have another lineup of speakers. Kim Greenwood will be showing us how to grow vegetables in containers. So many people live in condos and townhouses and containers are all they have room for. With everyone wanting to grow their own food these days, using containers makes it easy for those with little space. 

The Botanus ladies will be coming to speak. They haven't told me the topic yet but I hope it will be summer bulbs. I saw the lilies above when on a tour in Portland. They stand about 7 feet high under the banana plant. I want those lilies, wouldn't you? 
Kim Greenwood is doing a second workshop for families and their children. This is geared to parents with children between the ages of 2-7 as you will be planting something up with your child to take home. 
Our last speaker of the day is Don Bruchet who will be giving us a class on how to get your seeds started. After all that's what Seedy Saturdays are all about. We want you to buy seeds and learn how to use them. We want all of you to be successful gardeners. So come on out and enjoy the weekend with us. It will be a great kickoff to the new garden season. 
For more info you can email me at therivercrest at
We are quickly receiving vendor registrations and tables are booking fast. If you would like to attend our event please contact me for vendor registration. 

Speakers list

Saturday-Feb 21

10:00am- Brian Minter
11:30am-Robyn Leake
12:30pm-Darlene Tanaka-Canning 101
1:30pm- Thomas Hobbs

Sunday Feb 22

10:00am-Kim Greenwood- Growing Vegetables in Containers
11:30am-Botanus- Create a Summer Bulb Spectacular
12:30pm- Kim Greenwood-Gardening with Children workshop
2:00pm- Don Bruchet- Seed Starting 101

Monday, November 3, 2014

More Exciting News about Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo 2015

Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo 2015 is starting to shape up. I have been working on the speaker schedule for this two day event. I am please to say that Thomas Hobbs will be speaking at our event as well as Brian Minter. How could you not want to come to our event? As I complete the speakers schedule I will be sending out vendor registration forms. I already have vendors booked but there are still spaces left.
I hope to get a revised poster done near the end of November with a schedule so you can plan your weekend.

Tatiana of Tatiana's Tomatobase will be returning with her seeds this year. She says she has lots of new seeds to show everyone. Its time to start planning next years garden. Before we know it the seed catalogues will be arriving.
We are very happy to announce that West Coast Seeds will be attending as well with a huge selection of organic seeds for your garden.
If you are interesting in learning more about this event, contact me at