Savvy Gardening wins Gold at the GWA Media Awards

All members of Savvy Gardening—Amy Andrychowicz, Niki Jabbour, Jessica Walliser and myself—attended the recent GWA: Association for Garden Communicators conference in Buffalo, NY. On the last evening, there is always an awards banquet where the best articles, publications, photography, blogs, videos and more are judged. Read more »

The Globe and Mail: Trends from the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

I had the honour of receiving press accreditation to the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. When I got back from my visit in May, I gathered up some of the most inspiring ideas from the show and wrote a piece for The Globe and Mail’s Life section. It appeared in both the newspaper and online: Eight garden design trends inspired by the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

CBC Life: Plant picks

My first article for CBC Life was published in May. I was contacted by an editor to pitch some ideas in advance of the long weekend—aka planting weekend in Southern Ontario, depending on the spring we’ve had. I wrote a piece called Plant picks to look out for when you hit garden centres, which includes edibles and ornamentals for the garden, as well as a few tips for the garden centre! Read more »

4 articles in Spring 2017 issue of Travel Life

As the senior contributing editor of Travel Life magazine, I generally do lots of assigning and editing, and I write the odd article (and generally ghost write one) each issue. But for Spring 2017, I got to write about four places I’ve travelled to. Read more »

Toronto magazine: Green City

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Keesmaat, chief planner and executive director of the City of Toronto for Tourism Toronto’s tourist publication Toronto magazine. This three-page feature article was about five ways the city is leading in sustainability, which includes some urban revitalization projects that have become tourism destinations—Evergreen Brick Works, The Distillery Historic District, etc. My bio was featured on the Contributors page. Read more »

Travel Life: Volunteering at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

I’m really proud of the fall and winter issues of Travel Life. I got to edit some interesting articles by talented writers and I got to contribute one of my favourite pieces of 2016 to Pay It Forward, a column that explores voluntourism. Read more »

Raised Bed Revolution translated into French and German

Shortly before Christmas (2016), I opened a package that had been delivered and discovered that my book, Raised Bed Revolution, had been translated into French and German by a company called Ulmer. Read more »

Toronto Star & Metro holiday gift guides and decorating

I’ve written a few articles about holiday decorating and a gift guide that are being rolled out from the end of  November into December in the Toronto Star and Metro newspapers across Canada, and online. I love the holidays, so it was fun delving in to all the lookbooks and holiday lineups that retailers put together every year, crowd-sourcing gift recommendations, as well as interviewing a variety of sources for trends and tips. Here’s what’s been posted so far. Stay tuned for more! Read more »

2017 speaking engagements

In 2016, I gave my “Why Raised Beds Rule” talk to 18 different garden clubs, horticultural societies, municipalities, master gardener groups and even my alma mater, McMaster University. I have a number of talks booked for 2017. Read more »

Toronto Star: Fall décor and gardening articles

This fall, I’ve written several décor pieces for various special sections in the Toronto Star. The first two appeared September 3 in a section called Your New Home. Read more »

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