Saturday, May 17, 2014

#181: Mike interviews Niki Jabbour Author of Groundbreaking Food Gardens

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Niki JabbourIn this week's episode, Mike interviews Niki Jabbour. Niki is the author of the new book Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden as well as the host of the radio The Weekend Gardener, which airs every Sunday on News 95.7 FM out of Nova Scotia.

Niki is a prolific garden writer whose work appears in newspapers and magazines across North America, including Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Heirloom Gardener, Gardens East, Garden Making and Canadian Gardening.

In this episode, here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Get to know Niki
  • Growing fresh food year round
  • About Groundbreaking Food Gardens
  • Great garden plans for kids
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Pizza gardens
  • Cocktail gardens
  • Small space gardening ideas
  • Niki's garden radio show

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About this week's Guest, Niki Jabbour, author of Groundbreaking Food Gardens:

Niki's new book, Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans that Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden was published by Storey Publishing in March 2014. According to Niki, this book was "incredibly fun to write" and involved Niki chasing down some of her favourite garden writers, bloggers and experts who then created an edible garden plan for the book.

The book includes a very wide assortment of garden plans - fruits, berries, veggies, herbs, edible flowers and much more. Contributors include Mark Cullen, Marjorie Harris, Liz Primeau, Jessica Walliser, Steven Biggs, Joe Lamp'l, Barbara Pleasant, Debra Prinzing, Amy Stewart and Susan Morrison, Amanda Thomson, Jeff Lowenfels, Jessi Bloom, Nan Sterman, Paul Zammit and many many more!

Niki is also the host of The Weekend Gardener, a call-in radio show that has been on the air for over 8 years! You can join Niki every Sunday from 11 to 1 pm Atlantic time on News 95.7 FM, New 91.9 FM or News 88.9 FM or listen live online at

You can follow Niki's gardening adventures at or on facebook at The Weekend Gardener with Niki Jabbour page.

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