Come to Lemon Camp.
Get Lemon-Growing Ideas that Fit Your Garden.
Harvest More Lemons in 2023.

This 2-part live virtual camp about growing lemons is hosted by Horticulturists Donna Balzer and Steven Biggs.

June 5 + 6, 2023

Cold-Climate Citrus Success Starts with Creativity

Ever Wondered if You Could Harvest More Citrus?

New to growing citrus in cold climates? Or bitten by the lemon bug and want to up your game?

Lemon camp is about equipping you with information and creative ideas so that you can make the most of your cold-climate garden for growing lemons and other citrus.

Every garden is different. 

Every gardener is different. 

There's no one right way to grow citrus 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 citrus and maybe add your own creative twist.

Lemon camp helps you to narrow down what best fits you and your garden.

Lemon Camp Topics

  • About Lemons and other Cold-Suited Citrus

  • Where You Can Grow Your Lemon Plant

  • Lemon Care

  • Getting Fruit to Ripen

  • Getting Lemon Plants Through the Winter

  • Propagating, Pests, Problems

Steven Biggs

Camp Counsellor

Steven Biggs was recognized by Garden Making Magazine as one of the "green gang" making a difference in horticulture. His passion is incorporating edible crops into home gardens. His Toronto yard includes a driveway straw-bale garden, rooftop kitchen garden, wicking beds, fruit plantings ... and a lot of citrus plants. He works as a horticulturist, college instructor, broadcaster, and author.

He started sharing his passion for growing citrus in cold climates with his 2019 award-winning book Grow Lemons Where You Think You Can't.
Steven Biggs on Growing Lemons in Cold Climates

Donna Balzer

Camp Counsellor

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 has a greenhouse full of citrus, and grows fruit, nuts, and vegetables year-round in the Pacific Northwest.

Registration Closes Soon...Don't Miss Out

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  • 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.

    $100 Value

  • Guide: The Great Lemon Adventure

    An e-guide to get your creative juices flowing and help you grow lemons. This e-guide has tips for successfully growing lemons and using lemons (and lemon leaves!) in the kitchen.

    $20 Value

What Students Say

Linda Rankin

5 star rating

“Thanks for holding this Lemon Tree camp. There was so much to take in during this camp I felt like I was drinking out of a fire hose. The E-guide will be a very useful reference.”

“Thanks for holding this Lemon Tree camp. There was so much to take in during this camp I felt like I was drinking out of a fire hose. The E-guide will be a very useful reference.”

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  • What is the start date?

    Day 1: Monday June 5, 2023.

    Day 2: Tuesday June 6, 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 lemons 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 lemons. Is this for me?

    We go through and then beyond fig basics, with ideas and techniques that help you take your lemon 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 citrus and want to know about all the types and varieties. Is this course for me?

    This camp focuses on successfully growing lemons in cold climates. We cover a few other cold-suited citrus -- but the main focus is growing lemons successfully in cold climates.

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