Spring 2016 speaking engagements

Beginning in March, I will be giving a number of talks at gardening shows, as well as to garden clubs and horticultural societies. All of my talks this season will focus on raised bed gardening in anticipation of the publication of my gardening book, Raised Bed Revolution. Here is a list of where I’ll be: Read more »

Ensemble Vacations: The Baden Asparagus Route

In May 2015, I travelled to Schwetzingen, located in Germany’s Baden-Württemberg region, to explore a route dedicated to white asparagus. The Baden Asparagus Route is a 136-kilometre route that winds its way through cities and small towns that all celebrate white asparagus. Read more »

Fall 2015 Toronto Star articles

I was assigned two fall gardening articles for the Toronto Star. They both ended up in the same section on the same day. The first was about planting fall bulbs. I interviewed Pamela Dangelmaier from Botanus for tips and her favourite bulb picks. The second article was about turning your focus to indoor gardening and creating a terrarium. For that one, I interviewed Maria Colletti from the New York Botanical Garden, who wrote a book about terrariums, for DIY tips. Read more »

Coming soon: Raised Bed Revolution, my first gardening book

In the spring of 2016, my first gardening book – Raised Bed Revolution – will be published and available in North America and the UK. Read more »

Travel Life: Boston, Cape Ann and Spring Blooms

For the spring issue of Travel Life, I edited lots of fabulous articles by other travel writers, but I also got to write a few of my own. Read more »

Summer Toronto Star: Five eco-friendly ways to maintain your garden

For a summer gardening piece, I pitched an article to the Toronto Star about how to maintain your garden during the hot, dry months of July and August. Read more »

Canadian Living May garden profile

For the May issue of Canadian Living magazine, I interviewed a West-Coast-based green thumb named Leslie O’Connell, who has built an inspiring, colourful garden over several years. From the beautiful colour photos that were taken, I gathered my questions. My phone interview lasted over an hour as Leslie told me about all the amazing projects she’s undertaken over the years. Read more »

Spring gardening articles in the Toronto Star

I had not one, but two gardening articles in the Toronto Star, recently. Both were on the same page in a special section called Restyle Your Home. Read more »

Writing and Editing for Travel Life magazine

For the last few months, I have been doing a bit of work with Travel Life and editor-in-chief Tammy Cecco. In the first issue of 2015 (Winter), I was more involved with the whole process of putting the magazine together as the senior contributing editor. Read more »

Canadian Cycling mounting biking travel stories

I have one article in both the February/March 2015 and April/May 2015 issues of Canadian Cycling magazine. In the first, I talk about 10 places to mountain bike in Canada this year. Read more »

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