BOOK, GARDENING WITH EMMA, Storey Publishing - 144 Pages

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Authors: Emma Biggs and Steven Biggs

Thirteen-year-old Emma Biggs is passionate about gardening and eager to share her passion with other kids. Gardening with Emma is a kid-to-kid guide to growing healthy food and raising the coolest, most awesome plants while making sure there’s plenty of fun. With plants that tickle and make noise, tips for how to grow a flower stand garden, and suggestions for veggies from tiny to colossal, Emma offers a range of original, practical, and entertaining advice and inspiration. She provides lots of useful know-how about soil, sowing, and caring for a garden throughout the seasons, along with ways to make play spaces among the plants. Lively photography and Emma’s own writing (with some help from her gardening dad, Steve) capture the authentic creativity of a kid who loves to be outdoors, digging in the dirt.

Emma Biggs shares kid-focused gardening ideas at events, on radio shows, and on her blog. In 2017, she grew 68 different varieties of tomatoes. 

Steven Biggs is a writer specializing in gardening, farming, and food production, and he has published articles in magazines including TrellisSmall Farm CanadaGarden Making, and Edible Toronto. He lectures frequently at gardening events across Canada and blogs at