Events

Gayla’s 2012 speaking and events schedule is currently in the works. Please visit the Speaking Engagements page to find out about booking Gayla to speak or conduct a workshop at your bookstore, garden shop, show, culinary event, botanical garden, garden club, university, etc in 2012.

2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta, Georgia
Details TBA

Friday, July 1, 2011

Denver Botanic Gardens
Finding Your Voice as a Garden Writer
Denver, Colorado
10am-noon
Join author and photographer Gayla Trail as she reveals some of the struggles and triumphs of her personal journey into garden writing and photography, and shares secrets she learned along the way. This workshop is for people who want to write about gardening, whether out of personal or professional interest, or both.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Denver Botanic Gardens
Grow Great Grub
Denver, Colorado
7pm-9pm

Starting from her new book and over a decade of experience growing edibles on her city rooftop, Gayla shows inspiring and practical ways to grow organic food—from common vegetables and herbs to the wonderfully weird—in small and difficult spaces.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
7pm
Details TBA

March 14-18, 2011

Disney World, Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Orlando, Florida
Details TBA

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Seedy Sunday

Toronto, Canada
12:30-6pm
Hart House, University of Toronto

2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Parkdale Horticultural Society
Toronto, Canada
7pm

In Search of My Grandmother’s Garden
In December 2009 Gayla set out on a journey through 3 Caribbean islands in search of her maternal roots, an understanding of her grandmother’s relationship to gardening, and ultimately answers to where her own deep need to garden comes from. Gayla has assembled a slideshow of horticultural gems and personal anecdotes gleaned from the trip.

Sat, June 19, 2010

The Cookbook Store
850 Yonge Street
Toronto, Canada
2pm

Tues, June 15, 2010

The Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society
10100 Yonge St
Richmond Hill, Canada
8pm
Details TBA

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Growing Tomatoes in Containers: Gardening Workshop
Toronto, Canada
10 am – noon
Yes, you can grow delicious, vine-ripened tomatoes in even the smallest space. This hands on workshop will lead you through everything you need to know to successfully grow this favourite summer food organically in a wide variety of container sizes on fire escapes, balconies, rooftops, decks, small backyards, and more. Everyone takes home an heirloom tomato transplant so they can get started immediately.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Pickled Spring: Canning Workshop
Toronto, Canada
11 am – 1 pm
Learn how to pickle asparagus and other delicious in-season delights to be enjoyed now or months down the road when these favourite spring ephemerals are long gone.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Leopold’s Books
Detroit, Michigan
7pm
Joint book launch with graphic novel Sword of My Mouth.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Grow Great Grub at Drawn & Quarterly
Librairie D+Q
211 Bernard Ouest
Montreal, Canada
7-10pm

Thursday, March 18, 2010

East York Garden Club
Toronto, Canada
7:30pm
Details TBA

Wednesday, March 17, 2010*

Canada Blooms
Toronto, Canada
5pm
Stage/Lecture Room – Salon 105, Hall A
Set it and Forget It (Well Almost): How to build a self-watering container for finicky squashes, tomatoes, and other water-loving edibles using recycled materials.

*Please note that the day and time of this event has been changed.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Grow Great Grub Book Launch Party
Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Canada
6:30-10:30

FREE!
Door prizes, book giveaways, seed starting station, nibbles, and music by DJ General Eclectic (Footprints, Uma Nota).

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Toronto Seedy Saturday… On a Sunday
Artscape Wychwood Barns (Barn #2)
601 Christie St.
Toronto, Canada
12:30-6pm

Saturday, February 13 & Sunday, February 14, 2010

Montreal Seedy Saturday
Montréal Botanical Garden / Jardin botanique de Montréal
Montreal, Canada
10am-4pm

Tuesday February 2, 2010

Martha Stewart Living Radio Show
Morning Living
8 am EST

Friday, January 22, 2010

ALT Design Summit
Building Your Brand and Your Business
Salt Lake City, Utah
11am-noon

2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Workroom
Canning Heirloom Tomatoes
11am-2pm
Toronto, Canada
Learn how to home can fresh heirloom tomatoes while they’re at their prime — a taste of summer to be enjoyed in the dark days of winter. Contact The Workroom for registration.

Sunday, April 25 & 26, 2009

Terrain at Styer’s
Heart Your Habitat Weekend
Glen Mills, PA, USA
Gayla will be leading 2 container gardening workshops on Saturday, and an urban gardening presentation Sunday morning. Contact Terrain for more info and registration.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Seeds of Diversity 25 Year Celebration
Gayla will be presenting an the topic of urban gardening.
9am-4pm
Email mail@seeds.ca for further information and registration.