Meet Organic Gardener – Joel Simoes

AN INTERVIEW with Joel Simoes urban gardener, chef, nutritionist and spiritual integration coach. We met Joel at Wanigan Organic Fruits & Vegetable Store in Brampton where we found a connection in understanding the importance of eating and growing organic healthy food. Danuta: What made you grow your own […]

Where Are We Now…

July was busy with planting and sowing and growing…and enjoying of watching everything getting bigger and greener. We were adding compost , peat moss and water as much as the plants needed to get into the next stage of growing. After so many super hot humid days, we finally […]

Welcome To Plant Paradise

We were lucky to attend the GardenFest held this year at the Plant Paradise and have been privileged to participate in a guided tour given by Lorraine, the co-owner of Plant Paradise. We learned a lot including the fact that dead trees are important to the eco-systems and […]

Our Organic Farming in June…

Our new test using tarp for weed control turned out to be a great success. After holding the tarp for about 2 months over our farming beds the soil was clean of weeds. After loosening the soil, watering, and adding compost both of us got our hands onto […]

Where The Past Meets The Present

Toronto is great and each day we discover more about the cultural diversity and the history of Toronto such as Fort York that is located in the heart of downtown. Here literally the past coexists with the present. Fort York is Canada’s largest collection of original buildings from […]

The Benefits of Mulching

What is mulch? Mulch is a protective layer spread over the ground to protect soil and plant roots from undesirable conditions. The following organic materials can be used as mulch:  – straw – hay (however this one you have to make sure the grass was cut before the […]