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Seed for Thought – The Millstone, October 2020

A Harvest of Crabby Delight – The Millstone, September 2020

Crab apples in winter

Winter Explorations in Butchart Gardens – The Gardener Magazine: for Canadian Climates, Winter 2019-20

For Canadian gardeners, winter may seem like a non-starter in terms of visiting gardens. In fact, winter is one of the best times of the year to walk the bones of the internationally renowned Butchart Gardens, 21 kilometres north of Victoria, B.C; “It’s the time when the garden can be viewed in its purest form and the genius of Jennie Butchart understood,” says Richard Los, director of horticulture at Butchart Gardens.

Gardens that Heal – Podcast, Harrowsmith Radio, April 2019

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Harrowsmith – Spring 2019: A Growing Trend – How to start your own community garden

Community gardens are peopled places.  They’re places of conversation, food, support and learning – they’re about growth and making connections on many levels. It seems obvious that plants need the right soil, the right watering, weeding and above all, harvesting.  But growth is also what happens to those who plan for the garden.  It’s amazing how your personal toolbox grows – with confidence, camaraderie, new skills like fundraising, communications, public education.  Who knew?

Agricultural buildings in Iceland

Harrowsmith – Spring 2018: Tomatoes as Catalysts for Change

Think you know tomatoes?  Maybe. But what’s the tasty fruit saying about community and food security in the Ottawa Valley of Ontario and way up in Iceland?