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Shelley Levis

Garden writer, speaker and owner, and editor, Urbanique Magazine

Shelley lives and gardens in Langley, BC. A horticulturist with a degree in Applied Landscape Design, she owned and operated a garden design business in North Vancouver for 8 years. She now focuses on speaking and writing as a regular contributor to local newspapers and magazines. Shelley has also been featured in several international magazines including GreenCraft Magazine and Fine Gardening. Her new book, Countertop Gardening–Easily Grow Kitchen Edibles Indoors for Year-Round Enjoyment, will be released by Cool Springs Press in June 2018. As a TV spokesperson, magazine editor and radio show host, Shelley shares her passion for all things green and encourages people to ‘think outside the pot’ with her fun inspiring DIY ideas.

Container Wars

Back by popular demand, we’ve lined up two leading garden bloggers and authors to “battle it out” in our highly acclaimed “Container Wars.” Containers can go virtually anywhere—patios, decks and balconies or even in the garden! Drawing from identical plant materials, two of the most popular garden bloggers, both hailing from the B.C. area, Shelley Levis and Stephanie Rose will ‘compete’ as they each create 3 gorgeous containers—all in under an hour! Working against the clock, and with fun “challenges” thrown at them by Master of Ceremonies Marianne Binetti, see how they pull together plants and share their tips for designing luscious container gardens. Learning about plants has never been so fun!

Sunday, Feb 11 at 11:00 am / Designer’s Arena

It’s Easy to Grow Edibles on Your Countertop

Do you want to grow healthy, fresh edibles, but lack a garden? No worries! Now you can grow edibles right on your indoor countertops with innovative devices available on the market designed for small indoor gardening spaces. Advancements in technology take the guess work out of growing hydroponically, designing a feeding program and choosing the right light source for optimal growth. Author Shelley Levis will take you through the steps to set up your own edible garden—indoors!

Sunday, Feb 11 at 1:45 pm / Hood Room