Andrea Bellamy

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Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 3Z9

Andrea Bellamy is the author of Small-Space Vegetable Gardens (Timber Press, 2015), and creator of Heavy Petal (heavypetal.ca), a blog devoted to urban organic gardening.

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Description

Andrea Bellamy is the author of Small-Space Vegetable Gardens (Timber Press, 2015), and creator of Heavy Petal (heavypetal.ca), a blog devoted to urban organic gardening. She has a certificate in garden design from the University of British Columbia and studied permaculture methods for food production at an urban micro-farm. She has been gardening since childhood and has grown food on rooftops, balconies, boulevards, and patios, and in community garden beds, window boxes, traffic circles, and front and backyards. Andrea is the gardening columnist for Edible Vancouver and Wine Country magazine. Website/blog: www.heavypetal.ca

Topics

Guerrilla Food Gardening and Seed Bomb making workshop: Guerrilla gardening is a playful term to describe the illicit greening of barren or neglected places. Learn the ins-and-outs of growing guerrilla food, and watch a seed bomb making demo (or join in and get your hands dirty!).

Container Edibles: Collect a bounty from your balcony! Learn how to grow fruit, herbs, vegetables in containers year round. Covers small-space techniques such as succession sowing, vertical gardening, season extension, and more.

Gourmet Gardening: Gardening for foodies! Forget expensive, frou-frou entrees, grow your own edibles and discover what gourmet really means. Covers growing and harvesting fresh, seasonal food - from the simple to the "everyday exotic."

 

Locations

Pacific Northwest

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Audience Reviews

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kim macey from Vancouver - 04/23/2017 19:32:18

Great passion, examples. pratical advice. Really enjoyed her edible container garden talk. Lots of valuable tips. She is knowledgeable.

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Excellent Speaker

Mary Berg from Woodinville, WA - 03/21/2012 17:40:50

Andrea was delightful - informative, full of good ideas, and pleasing presentation style. Great slides. Looking forward to having her speak again.

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garden club talk

carol wong from surrey, b.c.. - 10/05/2011 13:59:43

Andrea recently spoke at the SSGC garden club on the topic of gourmet gardening. Her talk was amusing and informative with lots of little anecdotes to keep us entertained. Her graphics and photos are great! Good work Andrea.