Make this the Year!

That you get exotic harvests from your garden.

Harvest and cook with your own homegrown exotic spices and fruit.

Cold-climate edible-garden experts Dave Hanson and Steven Biggs tell you how in this live virtual event.

March 21, 2023

Exotic Crops

Can Thrive in Your Cold-Climate Garden

With a bit of know-how you can weave exotic potted plants into your garden. Smell fresh cinnamon, black pepper, and curry leaf. Pick fresh guava, yuzu, starfruit, and yacon!

Starfruit, serious? You can be the northern gardener growing starfruit!

How Can I Grow Exotics in my Cold Climate?

Sure! It's a Combination of Container-Gardening Smarts and Getting the Conditions Right

Grow Exotic Edibles Camp helps you helps you understand what the crops need, and how you can provide it in your situation.

Every garden and home is different, so there's more than one way to go about it.

We'll help you narrow down your options so you can pick the crops and growing methods that can succeed for you!

Exotic Edible Crops Topics

  • Top Exotic Edible Crops

  • Choosing the Right Growing Conditions

  • How to Grow Exotics in Containers

  • What to do Over the Winter

Camp Counsellor

Dave Hanson

Dave Hanson is a gardening columnist for CBC Radio Manitoba, Educator, co-host of the Grow Guide podcast, and owner of Sage Garden Greenhouses in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His specialties include herbs, edible gardening, and sustainability.

Dave Hanson

Broadcaster and Edible Garden Expert

Camp Counsellor

Steven Biggs

Steven Biggs was recognized by Garden Making magazine as one of the “green gang” making a difference in horticulture. His Toronto yard includes a driveway straw-bale garden, rooftop kitchen garden, wicking beds, an edible-themed front yard, and fruit plantings. He works as a horticulturist, college instructor, broadcaster, and author.

Steven Biggs

Creator, Food Garden Life Media

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This Course Includes...

  • Online Resources

    Interviews, checklists, and tip sheets to help you hit a homerun with your exotic edible crops.

    $20 Value

  • Food Garden Life Community

    Membership in the student-only Food Garden Life online community, where you can continue to get support even once camp is over. Community benefits include special offers and free virtual events.

    $100 Value

  • Course Guide

    A Guide to get your creative juices flowing as you think about how to weave exotic edible crops into your garden .

    $20 Value


  • What is the date?

    Tuesday March 21, 2023.

    The live online session is 2 ½ hours long, in the evening.

  • How does virtual camp work?

    It's a mix of formal instruction about exotic edible crops for cold-climate gardens, along with questions and discussion about different situations and options.

  • How do I access camp?

    The live camp meeting takes place on Zoom. Once you enroll in the camp, you access the Zoom classes through the online camp platform.

  • What time are the camp gatherings?

    ET (Toronto, Buffalo) 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    CT (Winnipeg, Minneapolis) 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    MT (Denver, Calgary) 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    PT (Vancouver, Seattle) 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

  • Will I have a chance to ask my own questions?

    It's called "camp" because there's lots of time to ask questions. It not just an online lecture.

  • Is the live meeting recorded?

    The live meeting is recorded. You have unlimited access to the recording. It's in the online course platform, where we load up other resources for you too.

    If something comes up at the last minute and you can't make it to camp, you can still get all the information afterwards.

  • What if this isn't for me?

    If you decide camp isn't for you, we'll give you your money back. No questions asked.

What Our Students Say...

Brian Hester

5 star rating

“Great course from 2 folks who have a wealth of experience. Format is good and an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours.”

“Great course from 2 folks who have a wealth of experience. Format is good and an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours.”

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heather gaskin

5 star rating

“Very enjoyable zoom camp on exotic fruits!”

“Very enjoyable zoom camp on exotic fruits!”

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Enjoy Your Own Exotic Herbs, Spices, and Fruit This Year

C$30 (tax included)

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