No Fuss Backyard Fruit


Episode #28: No Fuss Backyard Fruit

To Be Broadcast LIVE on December 26, 2017 at 1pm EST


Steve Biggs with his daughter Emma Biggs, authors of Grow Gardeners, Kid-Tested Gardening with Children.

Fruit trees can be fussy – but there are some types of fruiting plants that even a child can grow successfully. The father daughter gardening and writing team Steve and Emma Biggs know better than most. They grow a wide variety of fruiting plants in their garden in North Toronto. And they are co-authors of Grow Gardeners: Kid Tested Gardening with Children.

So in this episode of The Urban Forestry Radio Show, Steve and Emma will talk about No Fuss Backyard Fruit and we’ll explore delicious fruits that you can easily grow and use for preserves, pies and juice. They’ll talk about currents, gooseberries, elderberries, serviceberries and other types of easy-to-grow fruits. And they’ll also answer our questions on how to lure kids into the garden to play, learn and help with some of the work!

During the live show Steve and Emma will answer listener questions and comments. The conversation will continue on’s facebook page.

The host of the Urban Forestry Radio Show and Podcast (GWA Silver Award of Achievement 2017) is Susan Poizner of the award-winning fruit tree care education website (GWA Silver Award of Achievement 2016) and the author of the award-winning fruit tree care book Growing Urban Orchards (GWA Silver Award of Achievement 2014).  You can listen to previous episodes of The Urban Forestry Radio Show and Podcast at and you can subscribe to the iTunes podcast.

Tune into The Urban Forestry Radio Show LIVE by going to on the last Tuesday of every month at 1.00 pm Eastern Time and email your questions in during the show to This show covers fruit trees, food forests, permaculture and arboriculture.