Spring speaking gigs: Canada Blooms and Canadale Nurseries

Niki Jabbour and I represented Savvy Gardening in a presentation we gave on the first day of Canada Blooms (March 13, 2015). We used the festival’s theme of “Play” to come up with our talk: Garden BFFs – How edibles and ornamentals can play together nicely in the garden. Read more »

#MyHamilton blog: The Outdoor Explorer

In late 2014, I was approached by Dana Borcea, from the City of Hamilton, to be the outdoors blogger for a new initiative called #MyHamilton. I’m one of seven local bloggers who gets to explore this fabulous city and write about it for my respective niche. We called my blog The Outdoor Explorer. Read more »

Gift guides for the Toronto Star

For the 2014 holiday season, I wrote three gift guides for the Toronto Star. The first featured gifts made by Canadian artisans. It ended up in the paper in a special gift guide section. Read more »

Canadian Cycling: Mountain biking in Vallée Bras du Nord

Last summer, while in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré to ride around Mont Sainte-Anne, my husband and I were encouraged to go to the town of Saint Raymond. We added an extra day to our vacation plans and headed to Vallée Bras du Nord to check out the two different mountain biking areas that the town is hoping will attract more riders to the area. Read more »

Toronto Star: Where T.O. Shops special section

September 27, I wrote two articles that were featured on the front page of a special section called Where T.O. Shops. In the first piece, I interviewed landscape designer Michael Dimitriadis about how to extend the season outdoors by creating a cosy patio. For the second piece, I sourced home office items. Read more »

Toronto Star: Restyle Your Home paint package

I wrote all the articles for a recent content package about painting your home that appeared on the Toronto Star’s website. I interviewed various interior designers and decorators for their tips that appeared in the following articles: Read more »

Glow Health Voice: Walking Therapies

For the summer 2014 issue of Glow magazine, I wrote about various natural treatments (both spa and DIY at home) that can be used to soothe aching muscles and feet after vigorous walking. Read more »

Canadian Cycling profile: Return to Race Across America

This is my first article in Canadian Cycling magazine. For the June/July 2014 issue, I wrote a profile about ultra cyclist Peter Oyler and his third Race Across America. I’ve known Peter for a few years (my husband used to work with him at a triathlon store in Toronto) and I greatly admire his dedication to his sport and his extreme athleticism. Read more »

Kashi and Evergreen’s Plant It Forward Ambassador

This past spring, I was approached by PR company Strategic Objectives to be the spokesperson for Plant It Forward, a Kashi and Evergreen initiative that will see the creation and/or maintenance of 18 community gardens across Canada. I participated in media interviews, including a spot on CP24 Breakfast and various radio stations, including 680 News and Proud FM. I talked about Plant It Forward, the importance of eating real food and growing your own edibles, and community gardens. Read more »

Savvy Gardening

February 2014 marked the unveiling of Savvy Gardening, a website I launched with three other garden writers. The idea was born when we all met at the 2013 Garden Writers’ Association’ annual conference in Quebec City. Each writer brings something different to the table and we all have our own garden “beat,” though we all will on occasion contribute to each other’s sections. Read more »

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