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.
Denver Botanic Gardens
Finding Your Voice as a Garden Writer
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.
Denver Botanic Gardens
Grow Great Grub
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.
Hart House, University of Toronto
Parkdale Horticultural Society
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.
The Cookbook Store
850 Yonge Street
The Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society
10100 Yonge St
Richmond Hill, Canada
Growing Tomatoes in Containers: Gardening Workshop
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.
Pickled Spring: Canning Workshop
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.
Grow Great Grub at Drawn & Quarterly
211 Bernard Ouest
East York Garden Club
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.
Grow Great Grub Book Launch Party
1585 Dundas Street West
Door prizes, book giveaways, seed starting station, nibbles, and music by DJ General Eclectic (Footprints, Uma Nota).
Toronto Seedy Saturday… On a Sunday
Artscape Wychwood Barns (Barn #2)
601 Christie St.
Montreal Seedy Saturday
Montréal Botanical Garden / Jardin botanique de Montréal
Martha Stewart Living Radio Show
8 am EST
ALT Design Summit
Building Your Brand and Your Business
Salt Lake City, Utah
Canning Heirloom Tomatoes
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.
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.
Seeds of Diversity 25 Year Celebration
Gayla will be presenting an the topic of urban gardening.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and registration.