About Steven Biggs
Steven Biggs: professional farm writer, food writer, garden writer, and garden speaker
Farm, Garden, Food communicator
As an urbanite with an agricultural science degree and work experience in the agricultural sector, I make sense of farm, garden, and food issues for the urban public—and write about urban food thinkers, trends, and happenings for the farm sector.
Farm, Garden, Food Pedigree
I have worked in horticulture and agriculture for more than 20 years. Along with studying horticultural science at the University of Guelph, I worked in greenhouse and nursery production, plant propagation, biological controls, horticultural supplies, and farm marketing.
- Author: No Guff Vegetable Gardening and Grow Figs Where You Think You Can't, and Grow Gardeners: Kid-Tested Gardening with Children
- Freelance Journalist: Farm, food, and garden
- Garden Speaker and Educator: Engaging talks and workshops
- Parent: Raising three young kids
- In Person: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- On the Web: StevenBiggs.com, GardenCoachesChat.com, GrowFigs.com, GrowGardeners.com
Claim to Fame
- Monthly Press Reporting Award (Silver), Canadian Farm Writers' Federation, for Their Success is No Secret. 2012
- Best Press Feature Award (Bronze), Canadian Farm Writers' Federation, for On Camera. 2011
- Outstanding Article Award, American Society of Journalists and Authors, for Farm Direct. 2011
- Silver Award of Achievement, Garden Writers Association, for Grow Figs Where You Think You Can't. 2012
- I was once foolish enough to believe that parsnip wine might actually taste good…and used my bumper crop of parsnips to make wine...yuck
- Sharing my love of gardening
- Understanding the food supply chain
- Arranging written words in a way that connects with readers
- Spending time in the woods foraging for mushrooms with my kids
- Climbing onto my garage rooftop before the sun rises to check my rooftop garden
Need a thoughtful article? Need a compelling talk?
Need clean copy? On time?
The ▪ Food ▪ Chain
Farm Writer. Food Writer. Garden Writer. Garden Speaker.