Common Voices Lecture Series with Master Gardener Brian Minter

Common Voices Lecture Series with Master Gardener Brian Minter

Each year the TRU Students’ Union hosts the Common Voices Lecture Series, bringing a world-class lecturer to campus to discuss a contemporary issue. Join us on February 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm (doors at 6:00 pm) in the TRU Grand Hall as we host award-winning horticulturalist, columnist, regular garden commentator on CBC Radio, and Master Gardener.

Embracing the Issues of Climate Change through the World of Plants 

Are Urban forests key to managing climate change? What are the fascinating positive effects of plants? Can gardening help tackle the climate crisis? 

Plants are now considered a critical and multi-faceted solution to reducing climate change. Brian will share how plants can have numerous positive effects to combat climate change including Carbon sequestering, climate cooling, and habitat renewal.  

 Join Brian, as he makes the case for considering trees and plants as part of the climate solution for people, wildlife, and the planet. 

Brian Minter Master GardenerAbout Brian Minter

Master Gardner Brian Minter is BC’s go-to garden expert through his experience at both the garden centre and the display gardens. As such, he has hosted numerous radio and television shows, is a frequent gardening columnist, and is the author of Canadian Best Seller, ‘Brian Minter’s New Gardening Guide – Fresh Approaches for Canadian Gardeners’. Brian is the President and Co-owner of Minter Country Garden, an innovative destination garden centre and greenhouse growing operation. 

Brian is a recipient of Order of Canada (1990) and Order of British Columbia (2018). 

Find out more about Brian Minter

How to Get Tickets

The event is free to attend, but seating is limited and tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up at the Members’ Services Desk in the Students’ Union Building. There is a limit of two tickets per person. 



Feb 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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