Meet our local Willowdale Horticulturist, Steven Biggs: Weaving together gardening, food, and living

For over 15 years, Steve has been weaving together his passions and keeps busy as a horticulturist, college instructor, broadcaster, speaker and author.

Enjoying his home at Yonge and Sheppard with his family, Steve tells us his favourite thing about Willowdale is the people. As Steve says “I love my neighbours” - something we hear from almost everyone we talk to!

Steve tells us that he loves variety and his offerings show that:

  • Five published books that are available here: Growing Figs in Cold Climates: 150 of Your Questions Answered, Grow Lemons Where You Think You Can't, Gardening with Emma, Grow Figs Where You Think You Can't, No Guff Vegetable Gardening,

Grow Gardeners and Kid-Tested Gardening with Children

We thank Steve for being one of our initial listees and for supporting @shopwillowdale!

More about Steve:

Torontonian Steven Biggs helps people grow food. Recognized by Garden Making magazine as one of the “green gang” of Canadians making a difference in horticulture, his passion is incorporating edible crops into the landscape to create a beautiful, bountiful landscape with a long and varied harvest. Steven’s own yard includes a driveway straw-bale garden, rooftop kitchen garden, wicking beds, an edible-themed front yard, and fruit plantings. In his work as a horticulturist, college instructor. broadcaster, and author, he shares ideas about how to creatively use edible plants in the landscape. Steven produces and hosts The Food Garden Life Radio Show and Podcast. His books include ‘No Guff Vegetable Gardening,’ ‘Grow Figs Where You Think You Can’t,’ and ‘Grow Lemons Where You Think You Can’t.’ He co-authored his most recent book, ‘Gardening with Emma,’ with his teenage daughter.

24 views0 comments