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DANUTA

Organic Vegetables Farmer - Grower

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 […]

A New Experiment To Control Weeds

There are many beneficial weeds such as the dandelion and thistle;  however, if there are too many of them on the farming soil it’s time to start the OCCULTATION  🙂 Today both of us enjoyed the sunny whether covering some areas of the farming soil with tarps, at the same […]

Going Green…House :-)

What has Promix + Planting Containers + Organic Seeds + Greenhouse have in-common? The new 2018 Organic Growing Season has just began 🙂 It is a new experience for us this season starting out organic seedlings indoor before transplanting them onto the farming field. Spring in Toronto area […]

Visiting The Guelph Organic Trade Show

It’s been a great feeling to connect with those involved in growing, serving and promoting organic farming. Our visit to the Organic Conference at Guelph University resulted in visiting many trade show booths, asking questions and meeting new suppliers of seeds, farming equipment and simply having a great […]

The Almighty Organic Turnip

Winter in Toronto is in its full spectrum.  While we are patiently waiting for the new growing season to start, we wanted to share another article emphasizing the benefits of one of the underestimated organic vegetables we grew last season – TURNIP. By reading this article you will […]

From the Farming Field To The Classroom

Organic Farmer educates children. This past Monday I gave an educational lecture on benefits of Ecological Farming to our environment. I visited grade 6 French class at a North Toronto school and gave this presentation both in French and English. The children enjoyed learning new vocabulary and tasting […]

The Strength in Organic Carrots

Guess what’s in season? Sweet, tasty (if grown organically) and colorful like rainbow carrots. By reading this article you will learn few interesting facts about carrots, the benefits of eating carrots, the type of carrots we grow and we will share our favorite juice recipe!!!! Carrots belong to […]

Meet Organic Farmer – HUGH PHILLIPS

AN INTERVIEW with Hugh Phillips – An Innovative Permaculture Farmer at McVean Farm, Ontario, Canada. Hugh’s journey as organic farmer started to get away from the corporate rat race to live a slower-paced, more meaningful lifestyle close to nature. Hugh uses chemical-free and sustainable growing practices. Nurturing and enriching the soil […]

Meet Organic Farmer – AUDREY

AN INTERVIEW with Audrey – Organic Farmer and grower at McVean Farm in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Audrey a former social worker started her organic farming experience 6 years ago when she decided not to renew her contract as social worker and instead take on a journey to organic […]

Cilantro – Powerful Health Saver

You probably have heard of the phrase: “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” What if it is not true? What if this something doesn’t kill us but makes us weaker and sicker? I am talking about heavy metals such as lead, mercury, nickel, copper, and aluminum. You […]

Meet Organic Farmer – KATE HAMILTON

AN INTERVIEW with Kate Hamilton – Organic Farmer – Grower and a founder of Green Peas Organic a nonprofit organization that operates community plots at the McVean Farm in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. The mission of Green Peas Organic is to increase local, neighborhood production of organic food, to build […]