Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Amazing Edible Seminar at Lee Valley

With 'the book' coming out in just a few weeks - the official launch date is Jan 14th, but I'm told it could be in stores before then - my spring is starting to book up with workshops, lectures and other similar events. One of these will be taking place at Lee Valley in Halifax on Friday February 17th from 6:30 to 8:30. They just opened registration yesterday and I've listed the details below and the link can be found here - Amazing Edibles Workshop:

I hope to see you there!

Amazing Edibles 2 hours
Friday, February 17, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
"Grow your own produce" is the biggest gardening trend in decades. If you'd like to learn the basics of growing your own vegetables and herbs and extending your harvest season into the fall and winter, join Niki Jabbour for an interactive visual presentation. Niki will share tips on creating a garden that is as pretty as it is productive. Plus, she'll offer ideas on gardening in a small plot or in containers, creating compost, and using cold frames, as well as showcasing a selection of some of the best varieties for Nova Scotia gardeners. Fee: $20.00  

Niki Jabbour is a food gardener and writer who lives near Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her articles have appeared in Canadian Gardener, Garden Making, Gardens East, The Heirloom Gardener and other publications. She is the host of The Weekend Gardener, a call-in radio show airing throughout the Maritimes on News 97.5. Niki blogs at Her garden boasts over 40 heirloom vegetables and herbs that keep her family eating fresh food year round.

All seminar net proceeds are donated to United Way.                                                           
Seating is Limited
Please register early to avoid disappointment.

To purchase tickets call: (902) 450-1221
Unless otherwise stated, previous experience is not required
to participate in seminars.
Seminar tickets are not available online.
Beverages are provided at our seminars and a light
sandwich lunch is provided at all-day events.
Please discuss any special dietary needs
with the staff at time of registration.
In an effort to reduce waste, we encourage you to bring in
your own coffee mug and/or refillable water bottle.
We require that you wear closed shoes
(e.g. running shoes) to all seminars.
Prices are subject to GST.
48 hours notice required for cancellation refunds.
We reserve the right to reschedule seminars.
Lee Valley Tools Ltd.
100 Susie Lake Crescent
Halifax, NS
(In Bayers Lake Business Park)


  1. Nice Valentine or even Christmas gift heh!

  2. Hi Nikki:

    I sent you a note a couple of weeks ago - I can't recall whether it was on Facebook or the blog, but I was asking about your availability and fees for coming to visit our garden club in Lunenburg. We don't have a lot of money, but would host you well and would try to make your visit worthwhile for advertising your new book (which I am looking forward to immenselely and have ordered for myself and my organic farming daughter in Cape Breton). Please send me an e-mail at about whether a speaking engagement is do-able and the likely costs. Thanks so much. Love your blog!

  3. Hi Niki,
    I am glad that your book is getting such interest and that your services as a lecturer are so in demand. Thanks again for doing the guest post. If you want I can put a reminder in a blog post about the book being available in stores in January. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the new year. Hopefully, book sales will be brisk!


Please feel free to leave comments. I welcome your tips, questions, thoughts and ideas (and suggestions for new veggies to grow!)