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Donna Balzer
by Donna Balzer

email: donna@gardenguru.net

If you somehow missed her on the award winning garden show Bugs & Blooms (now in re-runs on HGTV and around the world), you can catch her in the summer answering listener questions on CBC. Failing that, open the Calgary Herald and you’ll find her on-going gardening column. There’s also a good chance you’ll see her work in either “Garden Life Magazine” or “Canadian Gardening”

Donna’s work has also been recognized through several awards. Her first book “Gardening for Goofs is a Canadian best seller and her second book “The Prairie Rock Garden” received the Carlton R. Worth award for writing. In 2003 Donna received “The Distinguished Agrologist Award” from her peers in Agrology. HGTV’s hit internationally broadcast gardening show “Bugs & Blooms” won Donna and her Co-Host Todd Reichardt the Garden Globe Award for best talent in electronic media in 2002.

visit her blog at

www.donnabalzer.blogspot.com


December 14, 2004

If you somehow missed her on the award winning garden show Bugs & Blooms (now in re-runs on HGTV and around the world), you can catch her in the summer answering listener questions on CBC radio’s Calgary Eye-opener. Failing that, open the Calgary Herald and you’ll find her on-going gardening column. There’s also a good chance you’ll see her work in either “Garden Life Magazine” or “Garden How – To Magazine”. But, you’ll definitely find her in any bookstore under “Canadian Best Sellers” list for her book “Gardening for Goofs”.

A graduate of the University of Alberta’s Plant science program specializing in horticulture, a Professional Agrologist (P. Ag.) and certified Landscape Gardener (LGAP), it’s no surprise that Donna has become a very well respected freelance garden and environmental consultant. She is well known for her work with architects, landscape architects, high profile commercial clients (Skiing Louise to name just one), and local home gardeners. Nine years as resident horticulturalist for the Calgary Zoo’s Botanical Garden, and 2 years as a horticulture instructor at Olds College have also added to Donna’s reputation as a true master in her field.

Donna’s work has also been recognized through several awards. Her first book “Gardening for Goofs is a Canadian best seller and her second book “The Prairie Rock Garden” received the Carlton R. Worth award for writing. In 2003 Donna received “The Distinguished Agrologist Award” from her peers in Agrology. HGTV’s hit internationally broadcast gardening show “Bugs & Blooms” won Donna and her Co-Host Todd Reichardt the Garden Globe Award for best talent in electronic media in 2002.

Garden celebrity, author, local plant hero, Donna’s ambition is inspired by her genuine love of all things green and passion for sharing her life’s work with you. For a detailed resume please email donna@gardenguru.net

Contact me through my website at http://www.gardenguru.net

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