When you think “farm” you may not think of downtown Toronto, but Alec Wheeler is trying to change that perception. Near Queen and Dufferin, sits Waterwheel Farms, an aquaponics farm that grows leafy greens and herbs.
Joanna Blanchard and her team of four volunteers from the Leaside Garden Society were awarded first place for their piece in the Open Design category at Canada Blooms this year. The theme, ‘Horsepower,’ was inspired by the equestrian events at the Toronto PanAm/Parapan Am Games taking place this summer.
Elvis tribute artist Roy LeBlanc tells Nicholas Misketi of Toronto Observer TV News why buying locally from pickOntario growers is a great choice for this year’s garden.
Since her husband retired, Lippert has paid extra attention to the front garden. There are snapdragons and hostas still doing well this fall. One could say her work created one of the best gardens in the city. Proof is that Lippert just won a 2010 City of Toronto Garden award for a commercial property.
Susan Poizner never used to call herself a gardener and never gardened in her life until a few years ago. Today she gardens for a living.
“What I like to think of as a natural garden is something low-maintenance,” Patricia Landry said.