Every spring and fall John cleans up fairly nicely, does what’s left of his hair and travels up and down the Island to share his passion and knowledge for Natural Lawn Care! Each lawn seminar is full of fun, practical, easy to apply tips right now, and will fill you with the confidence that you can do it…or…you now know someone who can 🙂  John also conducts business/ motivational seminars where he inspires people to take a chance on doing something they love!


Fall Lawn Care Seminars

Did you know Fall is the best time of year to renovate, renew or replace a lawn? When it comes to growing a healthy lawn, timing is everything! Besides taking you through a year in your lawn, in this seminar we’ll also focus on the affect drought has on a lawn and how timely fall applications can help bring your lawn back to life. If you’re looking for practical tips so you can do it yourself or a trustworthy company that can do it for you, we’re here to help! See you soon 🙂


“John has spoken at our customer information seminars on lawn care since 2010. His enthusiasm for creating healthy and environmentally friendly lawns in an understandable way has never wavered. With grass often covering 50% of a garden, this is an important component of the landscape. We appreciate being able to draw on John’s experience to manage this in an environmentally sustainable way.”

Bernie Dinter, Dinter Nursery


Russell Nursery. September 9. 10am.


Dinter Nursery: September 16. 10am.


Business/Motivational Seminars

With nearly 10 years of rich experience growing a successful lawn and garden care business on Vancouver Island, John is always willing to share his experiences with people both young and old! John started Lush with no prior experience in business or landscaping so his stories range from his hilarious fails to the courageous risks he took in order to grow Lush into the company it is today. Lush has 12 employees, serves 3 Island locations and has won several business awards including best Green business! John was also recently named a Top 20 Under 40 for all of Vancouver Island.  John has spoken effectively for decades to crowds of hundreds and to smaller groups of 6 – motivating them to take a chance on doing something they love! Book John today to speak at your chamber, organization, networking group, business or school! You’ll be glad you did!


“John’s presentation was authentic, funny and contained many valuable reflections about founding and growing a business. He has a 6th sense about connecting with his listeners and is always spot on with framing his content, answers and interactions.  Attendees left with interesting and profound ideas to ponder and apply to their businesses.”

Elizabeth Croft, Duncan Chamber of Commerce


Here are a few of John’s recent presentations…


March 2 – ‘How I Built My Business One Fear At A Time.’  Duncan Chamber of Commerce. 12pm.


March 9 – “The Leap.”  Young Entrepreneur Society (YES) Mixer – YES Business Centre. 8pm.


April 28 –  All-Island Entrepreneurial Summit (YES). Arbutus Ridge. “How I took the Leap.”



If you would like to have John present at your Nursery, School or Organization, please contact him at  He’ll probably say yes!