Join us for 8 fun packed days in the Western Caribbean.

This garden theme cruise sails just in time to get you reved up and ready for the 2012 planting season. It's a gardening event that will enrich your life for years to come.

While on board you will have the opportunity to attend several fun and engaging workshops featuring top notch gardeners and heirloom seed savers. We will establish our own seed saver exchange group giving you access to hundreds of varieties of heirloom vegetables and rare food plants from around the globe.

Whether you are a novice gardener or a botanical pro you are sure to enhance your growing experience and discover new culinary treasures.

Ports of Call include Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Cozumel, Mexico; Limon, Costa Rica; & Colon, Panama.


No Guff Gardening with Donna Balzer
- Donna is a freelance garden consultant who also answers caller inquiries on CBC radio and writes books & articles. Her most recent book "No Guff Vegetable Gardening" was released in March 2011 and is already topping the best sellers list. She is the co-host and co-creator of the award winning internationally broadcast gardening show "Bugs & Blooms" which is often in re-runs on HGTV.

Top 10 Horticultural MALpractices with Jim Orband
-During his years as an Extension Agent Jim had a hand in training over 1400 Master Gardeners and developed numerous award winning programs to educate and benefit thousands of Virginia citizens (adult and youth) about sound, environmentally friendly horticultural practices. Hearsay is a live monthly NPR gardening call-in program that Jim has participated in for over 14 years.  His humor, down to earth manner, and vast knowledge and enthusiasm for horticulture makes this a very popular radio program.

Urban Farming - Maximizing Yields in Small Spaces with Christopher Wong
-Christopher Wong is the co founder of Young Urban Farmers and the nonprofit organization Young Urban Farmers CSA. He makes vegetable gardening fun, enjoyable and rewarding by helping people setup edible gardens in their front yard, backyard, balcony or rooftop. He has a passion for healthy eating, local produce, and all things related to food.

Seed Saving Techniques with Carol Maleska
-Carol has been collecting, saving, and growing heirloom tomato seeds for the past ten years. She cultivates over one hundred varieties each year and is always eager to discover more. Her bountiful crop features picturesque tomatoes of all shapes, sizes and colors. She attends many annual gardening events searching for unusual plants and seeds, and never misses an opportunity to consult with the growers about the hardiness and production of the species.