NO GUFF GARDENER

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"First things first... just passing along my thanks to you for sharing your knowledge. I love you Donna! " Debra Strate

Are you looking for someone to HELP PLAN your garden?  ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GREAT GARDEN SPEAKER? I can help design your yard via one-on-one garden consultations in your garden in Calgary. I can speak or give a keynote presentation or workshop at your conference or special event.

Who is Donna?

  • Co-host of HGTV’s internationally broadcast TV show “Bugs & Blooms” filmed in Canada and aired internationally!
  • CBC radio guest (Alberta@Noon) reporting live from the backyards of Alberta. There are still a few CBC call-in shows left this summer: July 22, August 12 and September 23.
  • Garden Columnist for the Calgary Herald Newspaper.  Articles showcase stories that will interest gardeners and readers and inspire you to grow your best gardens ever! Every other friday including July 15, July 29, August 12 and August 26.

Donna Balzer Speaks to gardeners, business and conferences about how you can change your life - one cabbage at a time! This video was captured at the Home & Garden Show in Calgary, 2016. The response was huge!


I listen to gardeners, study the latest research from professionals, and bring it all together as I educate, engage and entertain audiences. My speaking topics are growing to include the world of health professionals. My first health fair keynote was this spring.

My recent book with co-author Steven Biggs is the Canadian best seller "No Guff Vegetable Gardening".

Imagine having me speak at your special event or conference! I am a story telling gardener offering workshops and seminars.    CALL ME NOW at 403-827-6390.

My 7 year-old Grandson Cohen helped build my Hugelkultur beds in Qualicum Beach, BC. 

My 7 year-old Grandson Cohen helped build my Hugelkultur beds in Qualicum Beach, BC. 

I raised over 700 lbs squash in my various pop-up gardens last year. Do you have an empty alley or boulevard just itching to grow food? What are you waiting for?

I raised over 700 lbs squash in my various pop-up gardens last year. Do you have an empty alley or boulevard just itching to grow food? What are you waiting for?

"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

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My Blogs and Blooms page shows my latest garden blog.

Donna Balzer is an enthusiastic speaker and media personality.

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I have purchased a few very informative gardening books over time but this one of yours “No Guff Vegetable Gardening” is the best in my thinking. I showed it to a few friends last week and they all are pretty impressed and I trust will purchase a copy. What a wealth of information!”
— Marilyn Henderson