I just got back from British Columbia where I spoke to 2 garden club/Master Gardener groups. It’s always easy for me to do seminars in BC or along the west coast, but I rarely get a chance to go elsewhere. Many times it’s the expense that keeps groups, especially garden clubs and nonprofits, from bringing in speakers.
So here’s my idea: I keep a gift account budget here at WSU with the donations people make towards my educational program. Occasionaly I’ll make an equipment purchase, but for the most part it’s intact. And today it hit me – why not use it to help fund travel throughout the US (or elsewhere?) to give educational seminars?
So before I go any further with this thought, maybe some of you can give me feedback. Would your institution/garden club/or other group be interested in having me give a seminar on some aspect of sustainable urban horticulture? Just post a reply in the comments with your general location. I’ll see if there’s enough interest to pursue this further. I’d probably try to organize this trip for sometime in late February-early March of 2011.