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Gardening With Emma, Gardening for the Whole Family

About Emma & Steven Biggs

Emma Biggs
Emma Biggs is a 13-year-old gardener and garden communicator who shares her passion for gardening with both adults and youth in talks, on radio , in print, and on video. Emma raised over 130 tomato varieties in her city garden in 2018 -- gardening in containers, in straw bales on driveway, in a neighbours's yard, in wicking beds under a walnut tree, and on the garage roof. Her gardens is the source of many of her stories -- and the source of produce that she sells in her neighbourhood. In 2015, at the age of nine, she co-authored Grow Gardeners, Kid-Tested Gardening with Children with her father and started helping with talks and workshops. Emma is the co-host of The Garage Gardeners Radio Show. She co-hosts videos on the From Dirt to Dishes gardening channel on YouTube. Her upcoming book with Storey Publishing, Gardening with Emma, will be released in early 2019.

Steven Biggs
Steven Biggs is a horticulturalist and writer specializing in gardening, farming, and food production. With a degree in horticultural science from the University of Guelph, he has worked in greenhouse and nursery production, plant propagation, biological controls, horticultural supplies, and farm marketing. His garden lectures are both practical and fun. Steven's writing has won awards from the Canadian Farm Writers Federation, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and GWA (The Association of Garden Communicators). Steve is a host of The Garage Gardeners Radio Show. Steven's 2011 book No Guff Vegetable Gardening is a Canadian bestseller. His award-winning 2012 book Grow Figs Where You Think You Can't helps cold-climate growers succeed with figs. In 2015 he collaborated with his daughter Emma, to write a fun, easy-to-follow guide to gardening and children called Grow Gardeners. Kid-tested Gardening with Children in 2015. Their upcoming book, Gardening With Emma, comes out in 2019.

Follow Steven & Emma


Twitter: @NoGuffSteve

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevenBiggsWriter/

Instagram: TheGarageGardeners

Blog: www.stevenbiggs.ca

www.emmabiggs.ca


By: Emma & Steven Biggs

Emma and Steven Biggs
MAR 10
Sun 10:00am to 6:00pm
 

Garden Solutions Stage presented by Harrowsmith (Hall G)
01:00 PM

Join daughter and father team Emma and Steven Biggs as they share fun ideas on how to get the whole family gardening. Get ideas on fun veg to grow for kids (ever heard of heat-free jalapeno peppers?!) Hear about fun projects (how about a giant sunflower house!) And learn what you can find in the garden to bring together the nature lovers in your family (birds, bugs, and more…).

 

 

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