I AM A ONE-OF-A KIND MOTIVATIONAL
GARDEN SPEAKER WITH A BIGGER
MESSAGE FOR WORLD HEALTH
AND HAPPINESS.

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GROW YOUR FOOD, GROW YOURSELF:

GOOD FOR YOUR SOIL, GOOD FOR YOUR SOUL

Inspiration to grow comes from within. But how do you convince yourself to take charge of your health, and get growing right now? Donna brings ideas to the table and salts talks with personal stories.

LEARN THE BASICS AND THE PROFESSIONAL TRICKS TO GROW BETTER FOOD FASTER.

  • The number one tip for success in the garden that most people ignore
  • How our happiness is linked to the garden
  • How growing what you love is a great start but growing what the world grows badly is better.

BRING GREAT FOOD TO YOUR TABLE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE.

– Speaking Topics –

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Taking the lead from best selling, richly illustrated No Guff Vegetable Gardening, Donna will speak about new ideas in the garden plus old garden ideas worth recycling! This talk will include soils, fertilizers, trends and new technologies that will boost your garden success meter.  In really big news, it’s all 100% organic. Don’t delay, dig in today.

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Five tips to grow a better life. Growing a better garden and creating a perfect life are like hugs and kisses – they just go together. If you garden and you are limited to doing one thing, you must build better soil. But if you can do five things, you can build soil, add garden covers, plant vertical and pop-up gardens, juggle planting dates to stagger harvest and start saving the world one honeybee at a time. Get inspired to grow more today.

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Cultivate more food in vertical gardens. Multiply your yields faster than breeding bunnies without expanding your space. Let food spill over your patio, climb up your wall, or push into that skinny patch between wall and fence.  Growing more food more efficiently by growing vertically lets you raise more edibles in a smaller space than you thought possible. Tips, techniques and hand-outs guarantee great success this season.

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Healthy soils build happy gardeners Keen gardeners know their soils impact everything they do in their yards from establishing trees to growing pest-free crops. Discover the benefits of different soils and their components. How do changing conditions in soils change the health of your food and your personal happiness? What is the role of mushrooms and how can we employ them to make our gardens a bigger success?

– Biography –

Donna Balzer, BSc delivers the goods on gardening simply and efficiently so that everyone can grow their own health and happiness. She is the co-host of the internationally aired HGTV show “Bugs & Blooms”, a regular guest on CBC radio in Alberta and bestselling author of No Guff Vegetable Gardening. Join her family, friends and fans who are already playing with food on their patios and in their yards.

Donna lives with her adoring husband in Qualicum Beach, B.C. and is currently looking for a new perfect puppy with rat-catching potential. She has two greenhouses, ten grandchildren, 3 grand-dogs, four grand-cats and two grand-guinea pigs spread across Alberta and B.C.

– Audience and Client Experiences –

Audience and Client Experiences

“Such a great night! Thank you so much [for the workshop]. You are AMAZING!!! What a fantastic vibe the whole evening!”
Cheers, Rob Gray, Asset Management, ScotiaMcLeod

“You have a wonderful, relaxed, engaging presentation style. It was a pleasure to hear you in Hillcrest last weekend. As a presenter for over forty years, I recognize the good ones!”
Susan, Hillcrest, Alberta

“You were Brilliant, absolutely brilliant”
Sheila Woolnar, program participant

“I thought your seminar was just amazing. People were engaged. You presented things really well; I loved the visuals and we all learned a lot!”
Lita Kaback Coordinator, 2016 Health and Wellness Fair, Parksville, BC

“It was nice to meet you and to listen to your talk in Fort St. John. It is so nice to hear a realistic approach to gardening that keeps the enjoyment in it. Keep up the excellent work of sharing info!”
Janice D., Fort St. John, B.C.

Just had to drop you a note to say how very much we enjoyed you and your presentation on Monday evening. Brilliant idea!!”

“Honestly, I know you take your act on the road but not only are you full of incredible, practical information but you are hilarious, warm, approachable, friendly and loads of fun. I’d like to have dinner around your table some evening. Thanks again for a fantastic evening. If you can get me excited and motivated about gardening you have reached the top!!!”
Sandy (& Don too), Calgary

“You exceeded our wildest expectations. Most of our speakers don’t work the crowd so well.”
David from Christ Church, Calgary

– Event Speaking FAQ’s – 

Event Speaking FAQ’s 

Special Needs & Special Requests
  1. I express myself with my hands! Please provide hands-free microphone
  2. I use a Mac computer and iPad but I have all the special gear to make it work.
  3. I love to incorporate questions from the audience and some people are too shy to ask. Please provide a white board and pens to track questions.
  4. Please make water available during the talk
  5. Please ensure there is a replacement bulb available for your projector before I arrive and a technician with the tools to change the bulb if necessary.
  6. I prefer a local hotel or a bed and breakfast when travelling. This allows me time for last minute preparations and review of materials in the quiet of my room. Hotels and flights as well as mileage are charged as expenses to program.
Speaking Fees

Donna has restricted her travel during the growing season due to her own gardening schedule. Please be aware fees are higher during her key gardening season from May to September.
For a fee schedule and speaking contract please contact Donna here:

To book Donna through the Speaker’s Bureau of Canada follow the links: http://speakerscanada.com/

Bonus!
I am an experienced media expert and would be happy to speak to local print, radio, and television media to help you promote your event in advance. Please ask if you want me to work with your local media.

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