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Niki Jabbour

Storey Publishing

Niki Jabbour is the award-winning author of Niki Jabbour’s Veggie Garden Remix, The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, and Groundbreaking Food Gardens. Her work is found in Fine Gardening, Garden Making, Birds & Blooms, Horticulture, and other publications, and she speaks widely on food gardening at events and shows across North America. She is the host and creator of The Weekend Gardener radio show. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is online at nikijabbour.com.

Niki will be speaking at the Pennsylvania, North Carolina Fairs

Workshops

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Veggie Garden Remix!

There is a world of diversity available to food gardeners, if we just take the time to look. Best-selling author Niki Jabbour invites you to shake up your vegetable garden with an intriguing array of food plants from around the world; Cucamelons, Indian cucumbers, chickpeas, Italian leaf broccoli, Chinese artichokes, zaatar, and wonderful greens like Tokyo bekana, amaranth, magenta spreen, and molokhia. She’ll showcase a wide selection of flavorful and easy-to-grow global vegetables, and offer tips on how to grow and eat them.
Organic Gardening Real Foods

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
North Carolina, Sunday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Heirloom Gardener Stage

The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener

Don’t let the frost dates determine the length of your growing season! Instead, join best-selling author Niki Jabbour and learn how to stretch the harvest with simple season extenders like cold frames, mini hoop tunnels, deep mulching, and more. When paired with cold season superstars like kale, mache, scallions, endive, arugula, tatsoi, leeks, and carrots you can enjoy homegrown food for weeks or months past the normal end to the harvest. In fact, Jabbour harvests a wide range of vegetables 365 days from her Nova Scotia garden - even in mid-winter when the average daytime temperatures are well below freezing. Get inspired, get growing!
Organic Gardening Keynote

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
North Carolina, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage

Eat Your Greens!

Purple orach? Magenta spreen? Tricolor amaranth? Sweet potato leaves? These are just a few of the many ‘greens’ that can, and should, be cultivated in home gardens. Move beyond lettuce and learn how to liven up your salad bowl or sauté pan with over 15 flavourful global greens. Best-selling author, Niki Jabbour will present growing information for each plant, along with fun facts, history and outstanding varieties. Be prepared to catch Jabbour’s contagious enthusiasm for experimentation in the garden.
Organic Gardening

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined