Category: Organic Farming

Meet Gaye Trombley of Avalon Orchards

AN INTERVIEW with Gaye Trombley of Avalon Orchards in Innisfil Ontario who grows 17 varieties of apples. Freedom, Goldrush, Liberty, Novamac, Novaspy, Priscila, Pristine, Redfree are just a few mentioned apples that Gaye started planting from scratch many years ago and wait a couple of years to have […]

Learn How To Grow Garlic

Last year at the end of the farming season, we were given from another farmer a bunch of garlic bulbs. Instead of consuming the bulbs, we decided to plant them in the ground in late October. This is how our first garlic growing experiment began. These were hard […]

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 […]