Food Gardening Questions?

Join the Food Garden Gang!

Join us for live monthly meet-ups to talk about your food-gardening questions. The meet-ups are attendee-focused. That means they're for us to help you hash out the opportunities for your growing space. We dig into questions—and give people the chance to take the “hot seat” and get feedback on their yard and garden.

C$20 per month. Sign up now and get the first month for $5.

Ask Your Questions

And get feedback on your ideas

The meet-ups are attendee-focused and a time for you to hash out the opportunities for your growing space. We have time for questions—and “hot seats” for people who want input on options for their yard.


Presented by horticulturists Donna Balzer and Steven Biggs 

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Here's What Past Students 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 are the meet-ups?

    They run from 7 – 8:30 p.m. ET.

  • What online platform do you use?


    Afterwards, recordings of meet-ups are available to you.

  • What's the format?

    The meet-ups are student-focused and a time for you to hash out the opportunities for your growing space. We have time for questions—and “hot seats” for people who want input on options for their yard.

  • Will I be able to ask questions?


  • What if I can't make it to the meet-up?

    The meet-ups are recorded so you can watch them afterwards.

  • What are the 2024 dates?

    Jan. 18
    Feb. 22
    Mar. 28
    Apr. 25
    May 16
    June 13
    July 11
    Aug. 8
    Sept. 12
    Oct. 10
    Nov. 14
    Dec. 12

  • What if I find the meet-ups aren't for me?

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

Sign Up Risk Free

Get the first month for only $5

CAD$20 per month

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

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