A day off visiting downtown Toronto made us realize how beautiful and vibrant the city is and how much exposure to nature the Torontonians have. Swans, Double-Crested Cormorants, Geese, and Monarchs are among the creatures we’ve encountered at the base of lake-shore in downtown Toronto.
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 […]
It started as an experiment. On a rough and harsh clay soil we planted little tiny organic carrot seeds called Cosmic Purple. Due to rough conditions of the soil we did’t have much of expectations and with doubts crossing out minds we knew that the carrots will have […]
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 […]
What does an Edwardian Castle situated on the top of a hill overlooking Toronto have in common with us the organic farmers? It turns out that actually a lot! The inhabitants of the castle lived surrounded with over four acres of specialty gardens areas including farming land and […]
The great weather and 30 + Celsius that we now have in September allowed our organic sunflowers (Russian Mammoth and Giganteus) to “open” and show their true colors; finally. The pollinators literally occupy the plants in search for the sweet nectar to bring it to their hives, their […]
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 […]
We cannot believe it is already September. It looks as if summer is over, however, that is only an illusion 🙂 Although our farming experience this season didn’t yield same results as in 2016 season, we are quite fortunate to be able to continue harvesting. […]