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This 2-part live virtual garden camp is hosted by root-cellar expert and homesteader Steve Maxwell and horticulturist Steven Biggs.

Low-Energy Food Preservation

A root cellar is a traditional way to store produce.

Yet the concept adapts well to modern homes.

Increase your food security with a simple root cellar that you can fill with produce when it's in season.

The Right Root Cellar Setup Depends on Your Situation

Ever wondered what's best for you?

Root Cellar Camp helps you helps you choose crops and a root cellar plan that suits your situation.

Every garden and home is different, so there's no one best way to grow and store food.

BUT there is a way that fits you and your garden.

We'll help you narrow down your options so you can pick a setup that suit you.

Root-Cellar Camp Topics

  • Pick Top Crops for Root Cellar Storage

  • Understand Crop Storage Needs

  • Time Your Harvest for Longest Storage

  • Tweak an Existing Root Cellar

  • Make a New Root Cellar

  • Store Crops without a Root Cellar

Camp Counsellor

Steve Maxwell

Steve Maxwell lives on a 90-acre modern homestead on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, in a stone house he built. He's a well-known columnist and expert in home-improvement and do-it-yourself projects, including cold cellars, smokers, and food dryers. He is the author of The Complete Root Cellar Book: Building Plans, Uses and 100 Recipes.

Steve Maxwell

Author and Self-Reliance Expert

Steve Maxwell is the author of The Complete Root Cellar Book

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

Steven Biggs is the author of No Guff Vegetable Gardening

Registration Closes Soon...Don't Miss Out

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  • Online Resources

    Interviews, checklists, and tip sheets to help you store produce.

    $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. Member benefits include special offers and free virtual events.

    $100 Value

  • Plans

    Detailed plans for making your own root cellar.

    $20 Value


  • What is the start date?

    Day 1: Monday December 5, 2022.

    Day 2: Tuesday December 6, 2022.

    Each session is 2 ½ hours long, in the evening.

  • How does virtual camp work?

    It's a mix of formal instruction about root cellars and crops for root-cellar storage, along with questions and discussion about different situations and options.

  • How do I access camp?

    Live camp meetings 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 (Toronto, Buffalo) 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    CT (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.

  • I already preserve, and freeze food. Is this for me?

    If you're looking for another way to increase your food security, this camp will give you more ideas.

  • Are the live camps recorded?

    The live camps are recorded. You have unlimited access to the recordings. They're in the 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 after you attend the first gathering, we'll give you your money back. No questions asked.

Can't make it to camp this time?

Hop on our list and we'll let you know next time we offer it.

Thank You