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Farmer’s daughter and army brat, Donna Balzer brings common sense and fun to her speaking and writing. As an award-winning media personality, blogger, podcaster and author of three books, Donna learned by studying Horticulture at the University of Alberta and by practising in her 1/2 acre garden on Vancouver Island. Her Bugs & Blooms television show, aired on HGTV internationally and her CBC radio phone-in show across Alberta and beyond help Donna better understand home gardener’s needs.


Donna’s latest book, the Three-Year Gardener’s Gratitude Journal is both hands-on and educational. It helps every gardener grow as they learn from their own garden. No Guff Vegetable Gardening is Donna’s best-selling Canadian grow-guide with loads of solid vegetable-growing information.

Helping Gardeners Grow

Live, In-Person Workshop | Thursday June 2 | 12:30 - 2:30pm PST

Why do black beans have belly buttons? And why is it harder to grow vegetables alone without the help of flowers? This informative garden talk and workshop includes the top ten things you need to know about growing your own vegetable garden plus fun sidebars and stories. Participants will work with seeds and specifically learn to grow from the food they love to cook during the interactive hands-on component. A fun, fantastic learning experience for anyone wanting to build or expand their own gardening practice while they learn from a pro.

Registration includes Donna Balzer's "Three Year Garden Gratitude Journal" and hand-picked seeds to take home. Every gardener grows better when they record their hits and misses over a period of time and learn from their own experience and mistakes.