Rethinking Weeds – weeds that belong in your garden

General Sessions


Andrew MacLellan, BC Plant Health Care

Andrew MacLellan is a professional plant health care practitioner and educator whose practice spans arboriculture, urban forest management, horticulture, plant pathology, and soil health. He is a Consulting Arborist & Training Assistant Manager at BC Plant Health Care, ISA Certified Arborist, Tree Risk Assessor, and Organic Master Gardener with a background in forestry. Andrew connects people with plants, educating individuals and communities on the principles of plant care, soil health, organic practices for maintaining healthy ecosystems, climate adaptability, and diverse plant uses. Working from the belief that healthy ecosystems support healthy plants, and healthy plants are healthier for both us and the environment, he takes a holistic, soils-first approach to plant health care and low-intervention ecological plant management. 


Rethinking Weeds - weeds that belong in your garden

A weed is a plant considered undesirable in a particular situation. To many of us, as we garden, we are unsure of which plants are weeds and which ones are not. Some of the ‘weeds’ we find in our gardens are superfoods, traditional medicines, pollinator buffets, predatory insect attractors, and much more! Join in a discussion with Andrew on exploring the idea that ‘weeds are a state of mind,’ while getting to know some indigenous and invasive plants in a new way. 

Date & Time(s)

9:00am - 10:00am, Thursday September 15, 2022


Member Early Bird: $75.00

Non Member Early Bird: $95.00

Member Regular: $95.00

Non Member Regular: $110.00

Early bird seminar rates will available until Friday, September 2nd.