Not Sure What to do about Pests and Diseases?

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Some advice might be fine for market gardeners...but isn't practical for home gardeners. And some advice is simply garbage. Hear about common-sense solutions to common challenges. CAD$25

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. ET

See Inspiring Food Gardens

Get Ideas for Your Yard

Get your creative juices flowing for next year with a virtual tour of inspiring edible gardens. See creative layouts, innovative techniques, and how people make beautiful and productive growing spaces.


Presented by horticulturists Donna Balzer and Steven Biggs 

Really Enjoyable Online Classes

Here's What Attendees Say

“Another great experience! You did an outstanding job with content and information, slides and pictures, and your enthusiasm.”

“It's amazing how much information was shared. Loved every minute of it and can't wait to put some of this into practice.”

““That was fun and so well done!””

“This course gave so many ideas on what is possible. Steve made gardening look easy.”

“Your class was a blast!”

“Thanks for a great class! It reinforced some existing ideas and stirred some new ones.”


I’m Steven Biggs, the host of these events. I'm a horticulturist, college instructor, and an award-winning broadcaster and author.

My articles have appeared in Fine Gardening, Garden Making, Country Guide, and other magazines. As well as a horticulturist, I’m an avid home gardener—and I LOVE food. I’ve been teaching people to successfully grow food for the past two decades.

There’s no big production company behind my courses. It’s me, and sometimes my horticultural colleagues join me in teaching.

We all love food gardening—and we aim to make the world a better place, one food garden at a time. Gardens are a powerful way to nourish family, friendships, community, and a healthy lifestyle.

That’s why I run these fun, plain-English talks and events that help people have fun and be creative and successful with gardens and food.


  • How long is the event?

    It runs from 7 – 8:30 p.m. ET.

  • What online platform do you use?

    Zoom for the live events. Recordings of the live events are available to you in our online teaching area, which you get access to when you register.

  • What's the format of the presentation?

    The live online virtual presentation includes lots of pictures to go with the ideas we talk about. They are structured, but informal. We like to take questions during and after the presentation.

  • Will I be able to ask questions?

    Yes. We always have time for questions…the more the better!

  • What if I can't make it to the live presentation?

    The presentations is recorded so you can watch it afterwards.

  • What is the date?

    May 9, 2024

  • What if I find the presentation isn't for me?

    If after you attend the presentation you think it's not for you, we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

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If you attend but decide it’s not for you, we'll give you a full refund – no questions asked.


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

Donna Balzer

Horticulturist, podcaster, and award-winning TV host Donna Balzer started with a degree in Agriculture and specialty in Horticulture, but is now focused on growing and cooking food and teaching others to do the same. She loves getting her hands dirty. She grows food year-round in her Calgary yard and greenhouse, both of which she packs full of as many food plants as possible.

Donna Balzer

Horticulturist, Speaker, Author

Make 2024 the Year!

The year that you take food gardening to another level.

Are You Interested in Food Gardening?

Season Tickets for our talks are a great value!

  • Food Garden Gang Season Tickets

    Over the fall, winter, and spring, enjoy the full series of live virtual presentations and interactive meet-ups all about growing food in home gardens. Season tickets aren't only for sports fans or symphony goers. This is a very fun online gardening lineup!

    Find out more about Season Tickets.



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