Farming isn’t just harvesting an end product, but centres around cultivating soil, replenishing that which has been drawn from, and nourishing new life. Everyone is capable of growing their own food, even if it’s a single tomato plant grown on a patio or window ledge.
Our goal is to empower everyone with the knowledge and resources to grow their own food and medicinal plants in even the smallest spaces. Food security is a major issue that everyone will contend with as the population continues to soar and traditionally farmed soil is depleted, unable to produce enough food to feed humanity’s growing numbers. We’re looking at a future in which every individual will need to grow some portion of their own food, or risk going hungry.
By sharing information with one another, creating seed-sharing networks, and replenishing our soils, we can improve our own health and wellbeing while ensuring that the generations to come will have real, nutrient-dense food to eat.
Who are we?
Catherine Winter: an avid permaculture gardener, writer, and lay herbalist who likes to weave webs to connect people. She’s currently cultivating a forest garden around her home in rural Quebec, and obsessing over ethnobotany.
Cat DiStasio: A super-awesome vegan mama with incredible business savvy and a brilliant way with words.
MK Martin: a writer from Shelburne, Ontario, where she belongs to three other people and two cats. Her garden is a constant science experiment, that has yet to produce any prolific yields, but is always inviting and full of life.
Our tribe of growers, makers, and world-changers.
Sustainability, community, soil replenishment, biodiversity, self-sufficiency, and stewardship are just a few of our core values, and we would love to have you join us. We’re looking for people with knowledge to share about everything from growing and preserving food to homesteading skills ranging from keeping chickens to dyeing fibre or fabric with plants. Herbal medicine, animal husbandry, forest gardening… there are so many topics that fall into our oeuvre, and countless people who are interested in learning these vital skills.
Let’s work together to help one another learn, share, and grow.