Emergent Communicator Award
The Emergent Communicator Award recognizes a member under the age of 40 who has demonstrated exceptionally high degrees of skill, professional ethics and dedication to the GardenComm mission and values. Self-nominations are welcome. Only one award winner may be named each year. Self-nominations are welcome.
Emma Biggs is a 15-year-old gardener and garden communicator. Emma grows over 100 tomato varieties in her Toronto garden—gardening in containers, in straw bales on a driveway, in a neighbour’s yard, in wicking beds under a walnut tree, and on the garage roof. In 2020 she is helping to manage the tomato crop at a Toronto urban farm. Her garden is the source of many of her stories. Emma gives talks at libraries, seed exchanges, garden clubs, and garden shows. She is the co-host of The Food Garden Life Radio Show and Podcast (formerly the Garage Gardeners Radio Show). Her monthly Gen XYZ blog for Harrowsmith magazine is about growing fun edible crops. She co-authored the book Gardening with Emma, which helps kids find the fun in gardening (and helps adults remember how much fun gardening is!)
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