This 2-part live virtual fig camp is hosted by Horticulturist and Fig Expert Steven Biggs.
June 13 + 15, 2023
New to figs? Or bitten by the fig bug and want to up your game?
Fig camp is about equipping you with information and creative ideas so that you can make the most of your cold-climate garden for growing figs.
Every garden is different.
Every gardener is different.
There's no one right way to grow figs in cold climates.
BUT there is a way that best fits you and your garden.
You'll find that way as you see different approaches to growing, ripening, and overwintering figs – and maybe add your own creative twist.
Fig camp helps you to narrow down what best fits you and your garden.
About Fig Plants
Where You Can Grow Your Fig Plant
Getting Figs to Ripen
Getting Fig Plants Through the Winter
Propagating, Pests, Problems
He started sharing his passion for growing figs in cold climates with his 2012 award-winning book Grow Figs Where You Think You Can't. He has written articles about figs for Fine Gardening, Garden Making, and Edible Toronto magazines. He lectures about growing figs for botanical gardens and garden clubs. His newest book is Growing Figs in Cold Climates: 150 of Your Questions Answered.
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“Another great camp experience! You did an outstanding job with content and information, slides and pictures, and your enthusiasm for growing figs.”
“That was fun and so well done!”
“I thoroughly enjoyed Fig Camp. It's amazing how much information was shared. Loved every minute of it and can't wait to put some of this into practice.”
Food Garden Life Community
Membership in the student-only Food Garden Life online community, a community of people focused on edible gardens. Member benefits include special offers and free virtual events.
Guide: The Great Fig Adventure
A Guide to get your creative juices flowing and help you overwinter your fig plants. This e-book has lots of ideas for overwintering fig plants in cold climates.
What is the start date?
Day 1: Tuesday June 13, 2023.
Day 2: Thursday June 15, 2023.
Each session is 2 hours long, in the evening.
How does virtual camp work?
It's a mix of formal instruction about how to grow figs in cold climates, along with questions and discussion about different situations and options.
How do I access the camp gatherings?
Camp gatherings take 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 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (e.g. Toronto, Buffalo)
CT 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (e.g. Denver, Calgary)
PT 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (e.g. Vancouver, Seattle)
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.
I already grow figs. Is this for me?
We go through and then beyond fig basics, with ideas and techniques that help you take your fig growing to the next level.
What if this isn't for me?
If you decide camp isn't for you after you attend the first gathering, we'll give you your money back. No questions asked.
I collect figs and want to know about all the varieties. Is this course for me?
This camp focuses on successfully growing figs in cold climates. We cover a few top varieties -- but varieties is NOT the focus.