Des Kennedy to speak Monday

The Comox Valley Horticultural Club welcomes Des Kennedy as the guest speaker Monday evening at the Florence Filberg Centre.

Kennedy is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, author and environmental activist. He is the author of four books of essays including a memoir, The Passionate Gardener, and three novels including Climbing Patrick's Mountain. Noted as one of the most influential personalities on the Canadian gardening scene, Kennedy is a regular contributor to many different publications. He lives on Denman Island, B.C.

Kennedy's topic for the evening is Heart and Soil. He will share from his writings some of his favourite and sometimes outrageous experiences.

Copies of Kennedy's new book, Heart and Soil: The Revolutionary Good of Gardens, will be available at the meeting for $25.

The Comox Valley Horticultural Society welcomes members and the public to arrive early to have their copies signed. Previous book releases will also be available at a cost of $20 each.

The doors of the Florence Filberg Centre Conference Hall will be open at 6:15 p.m. on May 26 when the plant sale begins.

Kennedy's presentation will begin at 8 p.m. after a short business meeting. Non-members are welcome to attend; the fee is $5.

For more information about the Comox Valley Horticultural Society call Leslie at 250 337 8051 or visit

— Comox Valley Horticulture Society

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