Transition Salt Spring will be hosting an exciting online webinar with Canada’s foremost organic gardening and pest management expert, Linda Gilkeson. She will be talking about how to plan resilient local gardens in the context of a changing climate.
This is a pay-what-you-can event to support Transition Salt Spring’s Climate Actions. We are wondering if you’d like to post or circulate this webinar to your members.
Resilient Gardens for a Changing Climate
With renowned gardening expert Linda Gilkeson
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Our regional climate is transforming rapidly as the global climate changes, with extreme weather events setting records. What does this mean for our food gardens and landscapes? How can we take on the challenge of increasing local food resilience and enhancing our landscapes ecologically to respond to our changing climate?
Learn how extreme weather affects plants, including trees, and how to design resilient food and ornamental gardens that help plants survive our changing weather patterns. Discover the important role gardeners can play in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, including designing landscapes to capture carbon.
Join Transition Salt Spring and Linda Gilkeson as she guides you through the many ways you can enhance your garden and landscape by taking climate action!
Save your spot today!
About Linda A. Gilkeson, Ph.D.
Linda earned a Ph.D. in Entomology from McGill University in 1986, then moved to British Columbia to work for Applied Bio-Nomics Ltd., a company that produces biological controls. From 1991 to 2002, she worked for the provincial government, promoting programs to reduce and eliminate pesticide use.
She was head of the provincial State of Environment Reporting Unit for the next six years, then the Executive Director of the Salt Spring Island Conservancy until 2011. Linda now devotes her time to writing, teaching and consulting.
Linda’s comprehensive gardening book, “Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest,” is a BC bestseller. She has co-authored pest management training manuals for the provincial government and organic gardening books for Rodale Press and now focuses on publishing books for local gardeners.
As a private consultant, Linda is a regular instructor in the Master Gardener programs in BC and is busy year-round giving workshops on pest management and organic gardening.
Linda has served as President of the Entomological Society of Canada, the Professional Pest Management Association of BC, the Entomological Society of BC and the Salt Spring Island Garden Club. She was awarded a Queen’s Jubilee medal in 2003 and an outstanding achievement award from the Professional Pest Management Association of BC in 2005.