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Let’s Start a Community Garden

I’ve been getting a lot of questions recently from people looking to start a community garden in their neighborhood. What I’ve included below is by no means a definitive guide, since there are lots of publications on community gardening out there now. However, these are the publications I have read and can wholeheartedly recommend. Feel

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She Never Met a Cactus She Didn’t Like

The title is a quote from this video. No truer words have been spoken. Spring must be in the air because I bought two cactus plants this week. The first is some kind of barrel cactus with beautiful burgundy spines (photos are forthcoming). The second is the plant seen in the photo above. I just

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Up and Coming Events

Spring is (supposedly) here in Toronto, which means it’s time to start talking about gardening! As a result, I’ve got a bunch of confirmed events on the roster in Toronto over the next few weeks. Seed-Starting Plant-Along: Saturday, March 28, 2009. 1:30 pm I’m calling this a plant-along rather than a workshop since the aim

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You Grow Girl Seedling Growing Collective

Hey Toronto! Let’s grow some seedlings together! I posted about this in the forums but wanted to push it here as well since seed starting season in Toronto is happening NOW. So here’s the deal: I’ve managed to secure shelving space in a local, community greenhouse to grow seedlings this spring. Because You Grow Girl


Cactus Bokeh

During our trip to Austin, Texas last week, Ted Forbes, a fellow photo and design geek, drove out to Austin to go on a photo safari. After a series of snafus (mostly my fault), we ended up driving out to Hamilton Pool Preserve, an amazingly gorgeous waterfall about an hour outside of Austin. If you

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On My Gardening Bookshelves

I recently did an interview with Mari Malcolm of the Amazon blog about the garden books I keep on my own bookshelf. It was a fun interview to do. I love, love, love books and have a pretty extensive collection of gardening books ranging from the contemporary to old. Some are useful resources and some

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