The Guardian UK: Cape Breton’s Trump Bump

Towards the end of June (2016), a post about Guardian Canada Week appeared in my Facebook feed. The Cities section featured content about five different cities across Canada. There was also reference to the idea of “Canadexit” after the Brexit results were announced. Having just returned from Cape Breton, I pitched a story about how the “Trump Bump” has affected this Nova Scotia Island. Read more »

#MyHamilton: 5 reasons to visit the RBG’s new Rock Garden

The David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden recently reopened in Hamilton, Ontario, after a 5-year renovation and rejuvenation project. Tourism Hamilton asked me to write a #MyHamilton post about the launch. As a volunteer, I already had a sneak peek of the garden during a couple of events and was eager to share my experience. Read more »

Raised Bed Revolution excerpts, media mentions, reviews, etc.

It’s so exciting to see where Raised Bed Revolution turns up! Some articles or mentions I know about ahead of time, but others I’ve stumbled across online. I’m trying to keep track of them all here! Read more »

2016 media appearances

I have experience giving television, radio and print interviews. With the launch of my book, Raised Bed Revolution, May 1, 2016, I have had several media opportunities to support my book promotion. Read more »

Toronto Star + Metro: Hot new plants for 2016, raised beds + DIY staging

I wrote a couple of pieces for the Restyle Your Home section that appeared in the Toronto Star Thursday, April 21. One was about the benefits of raised beds for small spaces and the other was a roundup of new plants that would be new to garden centres for 2016. These articles also appeared in Metro newspapers across Canada on May 5. Read more »

New articles in Canadian Cycling magazine

I’ve written a few articles lately for Canadian Cycling magazine. Two of them appear in the spring issues and another was written for the website. Read more »

Edible Toronto: The benefits of combining edibles in your ornamental garden

Back in the winter, my Savvy Gardening co-hort, Niki Jabbour, alerted me to the fact that she had seen a tweet from Edible Toronto about looking for writers for the spring issue. Read more »

Design*Sponge: Hamilton City Guide

Back in December, I saw a tweet from Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney saying that the popular design site was looking to update their city guides. I instantly replied and “tweet-pitched” my new hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. Read more »

WNED Buffalo: Garden Wisdom show airing March 9

At the end of last summer, I got a call from a producer at WNED Buffalo to see if I would participate in a show about gardening in Southern Ontario and Western New York. Since I had all my raised beds planted for my book, Raised Bed Revolution, I happily agreed. Read more »

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 »

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