Trees, Shrubs & Vines

Lake Trail Community Education Society and Karen Cummins have teamed up to provide this workshop. Join Facilitator Karen Cummins for two information sessions on Trees, Shrubs and Vines.

Registration: Tress, Shrubs, and Vines

Online workshop: Wednesday Feb 16th from 6-8pm (Max 20 participants)

Comox Garden Tour: Sunday, March 20th from 1-3pm (20 participants, split into 3 groups for the tour)

$20 p/person. Bursaries available if cost is a barrier. Email

This class focuses on the long lived woody fruiting plants we can grow in the Comox Valley. Learn to plan for the right location, the choice in varieties, pollination, planting and organic care for a wide variety of trees, shrubs and vines.

Part 1 (online) on February 16th: Our online class will cover the material with photographs, landscape plans and suggestions for references with time for participant questions.

Part 2 (in person) on March 20th: The second class is a garden tour of 2-3 gardens showcasing fruiting trees, shrubs and vines. The Garden Tour will be in central Comox. If transportation is a barrier, please connect with LTCES at

Facilitated by Karen Cummins. Over the past 40 years Karen has worked in nurseries, garden centers, golf courses and municipalities as well as in private practice specializing in sustainable landscape design and garden management. She is a graduate of the University of Guelph Horticulture Diploma program and is an ISA Certified Arborist. She was thrilled to study in the first class on Sustainable Horticulture at Kwantlen College and to complete the Organic Master Gardener, Organic Soils and Rainwater Management courses from Gaia College. She has qualified as an Accredited Land Care Practitioner with the Society for Organic Land Care (SOUL).