IG: COMPOST MAGIC???: these healthy little seedlings grew themselves from the food scraps my parents had been digging into their raised beds all fall/winter. My mom “cold composted” for years, which is the advanced/accelerated composting method of blending up plant waste with water and pouring it into the earth for “rapid fire absorption” (kinda like juicing for humans). But when her health started to decline, she didn’t have the energy to do this. So, my stepdad was just digging the whole scraps into the earth, aka regular composting. But from this has come a miraculous array of healthy seedlings!! We gots all these mystery squashes/pumpkin seedlings, what I believe is watermelon seedlings (or tiny squash), a million cherry tomato seedlings, sprouting garlic, seed potatoes and moreeee. And this particular picture is just the LEFTOVER sprouts after I had already planted about 30 of the larger ones in the raised beds over the past 2 days. 8 raised beds planted, 2 to go! Today I thank the universe and my mom for the gift of these magical mystery sprouts that are so healthy and full of life. Happy Saturday to you

COMPOST MAGIC???: these healthy little seedlings grew themselves from the food scraps my parents had been digging into their raised beds all fall/winter. My mom “cold composted” for years, which is the advanced/accelerated composting method of blending up plant waste with water and pouring it into the earth for “rapid fire absorption” (kinda like juicing for humans). But when her health started to decline, she didn’t have the energy to do this. So, my stepdad was just digging the whole scraps into the earth, aka regular composting. But from this has come a miraculous array of healthy seedlings!! We gots all these mystery squashes/pumpkin seedlings, what I believe is watermelon seedlings (or tiny squash), a million cherry tomato seedlings, sprouting garlic, seed potatoes and moreeee. And this particular picture is just the LEFTOVER sprouts after I had already planted about 30 of the larger ones in the raised beds over the past 2 days. 8 raised beds planted, 2 to go! Today I thank the universe and my mom for the gift of these magical mystery sprouts that are so healthy and full of life. Happy Saturday to you. #compostmagic #composting #sprouts #whenthegardengrowsitself #pumpkin #squash #babies #organicgardening #organic #feedthesoil #compost #gifts #gratitude #love #abundance #happy #happysaturday #health #wellness #thankyou

IG: I brought Neville to Ohio with me. He’s stoked about all the outdoor time, in more space, and that it’s weeks ahead of Toronto nature/weather-wise (joke for Jeff

I brought Neville to Ohio with me. He’s stoked about all the outdoor time, in more space, and that it’s weeks ahead of Toronto nature/weather-wise. ?#catinaforest #catinaforest #catinaforestheyheyheyhey (joke for Jeff) #spring #northeasternohio #morelandhills #chagrinfalls #familytime #happycat #adventurecat #catsofinstagram #travel #chill #earthing #nature #travelcompanion #bestguy #handsomeboy #Neville

IG: I’ve been so busy with garden prep and seed planting that I’ve been seriously slacking on the meal sharing– but here we go: today’s lunch (or 1:30pm breakfast? First meal of the day anyway) is grassfed Aussie filet mignon (with @kerrygoldusa butter, Himalayan salt and pepper) atop a fresh crunchy salad of romaine, kale+broccoli+sunflower sprouts, chunky avocado and @farmhouseculture garlic dill pickle sauerkraut ??. I’ve taken a break from my own garden ventures to go to Ohio and hang with my stepdad and help prepare and seed the gardens he lovingly set up in their new home for my garden-master mom last season. She’d be stoked we are doing this together and I can’t wait to see how it turns out. We are both missing her so much, but I’m feeling all the love and gratitude that I am able to be here, do this and honour her. Xo

I’ve been so busy with garden prep and seed planting that I’ve been seriously slacking on the meal sharing– but here we go: today’s lunch (or 1:30pm breakfast? First meal of the day anyway) is grassfed Aussie filet mignon (with @kerrygoldusa butter, Himalayan salt and pepper) atop a fresh crunchy salad of romaine, kale+broccoli+sunflower sprouts, chunky avocado and @farmhouseculture garlic dill pickle sauerkraut ??. I’ve taken a break from my own garden ventures to go to Ohio and hang with my stepdad and help prepare and seed the gardens he lovingly set up in their new home for my garden-master mom last season. She’d be stoked we are doing this together and I can’t wait to see how it turns out. We are both missing her so much, but I’m feeling all the love and gratitude that I am able to be here, do this and honour her. Xo #organic #fuel #lunch #bulletproof #meal #realfood #health #wellness #holisticnutrition #priorities #family #garden #love #growth #spring #planting #sowing #organicgarden #growyourownfood

IG: Oh yeah, it’s EARTH DAY! Celebrate recycling and growing your own organic food by creating a simple milk crate veggie garden. Here’s how: Step 1: locate some unwanted, pre-loved milk crates. Ask a restaurant, Starbucks, your friends… I traded a couple beers for 5 black ones on @bunz_official, haha. Step 2: line them with 1-2 reusable shopping bags. You know, those cheap thin fabric ones you got for free and that you can rip holes in if you pull them too hard? Those are PERFECT (Not canvas or plastic lined/higher quality ones). Use 1 big one to line the whole thing or cut 2 smaller ones up. Step 3: fill your crate with good organic soil. I love @promixgardening organic vegetable and herb mix, and I combine that with some of my own rich compost, but if you don’t have compost, just the soil itself is AWESOME! Step 4: plant seeds or seedlings in the soil. Here I have Blue Scotch Curly kale babies. if you’d like, you can add a thin layer of natural cedar mulch on top to help the plants retain moisture/easily remove any weeds. But this just is an optional upgrade. And BOOM! You’ve got a sweet, recycled milk crate garden that you can easily move around, expand/contract and grow LOTS in, even in tight urban spaces #2017

Oh yeah, it’s EARTH DAY! Celebrate recycling and growing your own organic food by creating a simple milk crate veggie garden. Here’s how:
Step 1: locate some unwanted, pre-loved milk crates. Ask a restaurant, Starbucks, your friends… I traded a couple beers for 5 black ones on @bunz_official, haha.
Step 2: line them with 1-2 reusable shopping bags. You know, those cheap thin fabric ones you got for free and that you can rip holes in if you pull them too hard? Those are PERFECT (Not canvas or plastic lined/higher quality ones). Use 1 big one to line the whole thing or cut 2 smaller ones up.
Step 3: fill your crate with good organic soil. I love @promixgardening organic vegetable and herb mix, and I combine that with some of my own rich compost, but if you don’t have compost, just the soil itself is AWESOME!
Step 4: plant seeds or seedlings in the soil. Here I have Blue Scotch Curly kale babies. if you’d like, you can add a thin layer of natural cedar mulch on top to help the plants retain moisture/easily remove any weeds. But this just is an optional upgrade.
And BOOM! You’ve got a sweet, recycled milk crate garden that you can easily move around, expand/contract and grow LOTS in, even in tight urban spaces. ??????‍??
#urbangardening #urbanfarmer #farmtotable #milkcrategarden #organic #holistichealth
#recycle #grow #earthday #earthday2017 #2017 #wellness #nutrition #holisticnutrition #food #vegetables #easy #feedtheearth #youcandoit #tryit #health #thefuture

IG: My @spoonkspace Spoonk acupressure mat is one of my favourite tools for relaxation/de-stressing. Lying on it actually makes me fall asleep, so I will often lie on it in bed. Anyway, apparently it feels good for kitties too, because I just walked into our bedroom and found this–???out collllllllld, so relaxed

My @spoonkspace Spoonk acupressure mat is one of my favourite tools for relaxation/de-stressing. Lying on it actually makes me fall asleep, so I will often lie on it in bed. Anyway, apparently it feels good for kitties too, because I just walked into our bedroom and found this–???out collllllllld, so relaxed. #cataccupressure #catcupressure #spoonk #spoonkmat #acupressuremat #relaxation #destress #acupressure #sleep #cuddles #love #happysaturday #lovethisguy #neville #health #wellness #catmom #catsofinstagram

IG: My ghetto AF greenhouse? Can I even call it that?! I literally ran out of space inside and it’s been too cold to leave these guys outside overnight still… so I had to get creative. I closed in the chickenwire tomato enclosure that Jeff built me last summer using scrap plastic I found around the house and popped an old shelf in there… the front is a $2 Dollarama shower curtain I used as a drop cloth for painting, one side is a Goodwill donation bag, one is another random clear plastic bag, the roof is some ancient plastic sheet also used for a paint drop cloth and the back wall is an old blue cotton sheet. All secured with hockey tape and a little masking tape. But hey, it was basically zero degrees Celsius last night and they were fine this morning, so it WORKS! I mean, there was no point in spending money on this hilarious venture or trying to make it look good when it’s totally temporary. Plus it’s funnier this way

My ghetto AF greenhouse? Can I even call it that?! I literally ran out of space inside and it’s been too cold to leave these guys outside overnight still… so I had to get creative. I closed in the chickenwire tomato enclosure that Jeff built me last summer using scrap plastic I found around the house and popped an old shelf in there… the front is a $2 Dollarama shower curtain I used as a drop cloth for painting, one side is a Goodwill donation bag, one is another random clear plastic bag, the roof is some ancient plastic sheet also used for a paint drop cloth and the back wall is an old blue cotton sheet. All secured with hockey tape and a little masking tape. But hey, it was basically zero degrees Celsius last night and they were fine this morning, so it WORKS!
I mean, there was no point in spending money on this hilarious venture or trying to make it look good when it’s totally temporary. Plus it’s funnier this way. ???????????? #plantmothering #urbanfarming #urbangardening #gettingcreative #comeonspring #warmup #greenhouse #ghettoAF #hahaha #happyplants #organic #wellness #health #farmtotable #cantwait

IG: It’s Easter weekend, so I must re-post this Easter-themed photo which is probably my favourite photo of 2015, and was a wonderful Easter weekend spent in Ohio with my family. Easter is a significant holiday for me because it happens to be the anniversary of my dad’s passing (Easter weekend– Saturday, April 15, 1995) and though the timing of Easter weekend varies each April, sometimes earlier and sometimes later, this year happens to fall on the exact weekend/day as it did 22 years ago. So, I will be taking extra time this weekend to show love and gratitude for everyone who holds a place in my heart (it’s a realllll full space❤️), whether they are still around or not. And to recollect the amazing memories of people and experiences I’ve had, because I have been SOOOO friggin’ blessed. Whatever Easter means to you, I’m wishing you all a wonderful weekend full of love, gratitude and genuine laughs (exactly what I am experiencing in this photo…). Xo

It’s Easter weekend, so I must re-post this Easter-themed photo which is probably my favourite photo of 2015, and was a wonderful Easter weekend spent in Ohio with my family.
Easter is a significant holiday for me because it happens to be the anniversary of my dad’s passing (Easter weekend– Saturday, April 15, 1995) and though the timing of Easter weekend varies each April, sometimes earlier and sometimes later, this year happens to fall on the exact weekend/day as it did 22 years ago.
So, I will be taking extra time this weekend to show love and gratitude for everyone who holds a place in my heart (it’s a realllll full space❤️), whether they are still around or not. And to recollect the amazing memories of people and experiences I’ve had, because I have been SOOOO friggin’ blessed. Whatever Easter means to you, I’m wishing you all a wonderful weekend full of love, gratitude and genuine laughs (exactly what I am experiencing in this photo…). Xo #happyeaster #gratitude #laugh #blessed #lamb #newborn #haha #love #family #happiness #memories #experiences #takeamoment #smile #hilarious #showlove #happyfriday

IG: Check out my BLACK GOLD! Aka compost– decomposed plant material RICHHHH with a zillion nutrients and beneficial insect life to build a thriving garden (and earth). Think of it as “superfood” for your garden. Are you just giving your plant-waste away to the city /town to deal with (green bin), or worse yet, throwing it in THE GARBAGE ??! I won’t compost-shame here, but I want to let you know that it’s sooo easy, anyone can do it, if you are a gardener or farmer it is a MUST, and you can still do it if you live in an apartment, condo or small home without must of a yard (composters for the urban dweller exist!). I will be using this compost (started last summer) to feed my soil and my garden this year. It is the ultimate cyclic, earth-friendly, happy planet practice. Wheeeeeee compost P.s. My mama has been composting my whole life, since before composting was ‘cool’ (haha), and she always had the most beautiful, lush healthy gardens. She knew. Thanks for the inspiration, mom ??

Check out my BLACK GOLD!
Aka compost– decomposed plant material RICHHHH with a zillion nutrients and beneficial insect life to build a thriving garden (and earth). Think of it as “superfood” for your garden. Are you just giving your plant-waste away to the city /town to deal with (green bin), or worse yet, throwing it in THE GARBAGE ??! I won’t compost-shame here, but I want to let you know that it’s sooo easy, anyone can do it, if you are a gardener or farmer it is a MUST, and you can still do it if you live in an apartment, condo or small home without must of a yard (composters for the urban dweller exist!). I will be using this compost (started last summer) to feed my soil and my garden this year. It is the ultimate cyclic, earth-friendly, happy planet practice. Wheeeeeee compost! ?#compostPSA #compost #blackgold #plantfood #plantnutrition #Urbanfarming #gardening #growyourown #recycling #feedingtheplanet #holisticnutrition #digginginthedirt #spring #wellness #planting #love #joy #health #healthygarden #healthyplants #happyfriday
P.s. My mama has been composting my whole life, since before composting was ‘cool’ (haha), and she always had the most beautiful, lush healthy gardens. She knew. Thanks for the inspiration, mom ??

IG: Welp folks, looks like I’ve had to take the organic urban grow-op vertical today ⬆️ due to overcrowding of our ONE well-lit window and it being too cold to put these itty babies outside. Urban farming at its finest– you improvise! I’ve grown 100% of my seedlings from organic/heirloom seed this year and I have a BUNCH more I still want to sprout (but am panicking because I don’t have the room?! Oh no!!). Currently IN THIS WINDOW we have: •baby bok choy •blue Scotch curled kale •English thyme •Vates curled kale •ruby red Swiss chard •butternut squash •sugar pie pumpkins •dark green zucchini •striped zucchini •chives •watermelon beefsteak tomatoes •mystery tomatoes •tomatillos •jalapeños •bell peppers •mouse melons •curly garden cress •basil •sunflowers •marigolds •nasturtiums •calendula •holy basil / tulsi •freckles lettuce •sage •cilantro •bloomsdale spinach •candycane beets •dill •ground cherries •baby dill cucumbers •giant Italian parsley And I still have carrots, lavender, cauliflower, onions, sweet potatoes, an array of flowers, more beets, laccinato kale, and MORE to sprout. Whooooaaaaa. It’s gonna be a GREAT summer

Welp folks, looks like I’ve had to take the organic urban grow-op vertical today ⬆️ due to overcrowding of our ONE well-lit window and it being too cold to put these itty babies outside. Urban farming at its finest– you improvise! I’ve grown 100% of my seedlings from organic/heirloom seed this year and I have a BUNCH more I still want to sprout (but am panicking because I don’t have the room?! Oh no!!).
Currently IN THIS WINDOW we have:
•baby bok choy •blue Scotch curled kale
•English thyme •Vates curled kale •ruby red Swiss chard •butternut squash •sugar pie pumpkins •dark green zucchini
•striped zucchini •chives •watermelon beefsteak tomatoes •mystery tomatoes •tomatillos •jalapeños •bell peppers •mouse melons
•curly garden cress •basil •sunflowers •marigolds •nasturtiums •calendula •holy basil / tulsi
•freckles lettuce •sage •cilantro •bloomsdale spinach •candycane beets
•dill •ground cherries •baby dill cucumbers •giant Italian parsley
And I still have carrots, lavender, cauliflower, onions, sweet potatoes, an array of flowers, more beets, laccinato kale, and MORE to sprout. Whooooaaaaa. It’s gonna be a GREAT summer! ??? #urbangarden #urbanfarm #toronto #goingvertical #organic #heirloom #sprouts #seedlings #nutrition #farmtotable #nutrients #eatyoveggies #veggies #nomnomnom #holisticnutrition #plant #love

IG: Keeping lunch SUPER simple today (because I literally have a lot of seeds to sow and seedlings to transplant, AND because who doesn’t love simple?!) with 2 gently poached eggs over steamed spinach with avocado, kimchi, @kerrygoldusa grass fed butter, Mennonite bacon and sprinkled with Colima unrefined sea salt… flavor heaven right here ma peeps!! ?? Side note: I will admit that kimchi sometimes looks like the contents of a zombie’s stomach (like here) but faaacccckk it’s so delicious and so good for you ??‍♀️. Happy Friday

Keeping lunch SUPER simple today (because I literally have a lot of seeds to sow and seedlings to transplant, AND because who doesn’t love simple?!) with 2 gently poached eggs over steamed spinach with avocado, kimchi, @kerrygoldusa grass fed butter, Mennonite bacon and sprinkled with Colima unrefined sea salt… flavor heaven right here ma peeps!! ??
Side note: I will admit that kimchi sometimes looks like the contents of a zombie’s stomach (like here) but faaacccckk it’s so delicious and so good for you ??‍♀️. Happy Friday!! #happyfriday #lunch #bulletproof #organic #simple #simplicity #fat #realfood #flavour #delicious #sogood #keto #wellness #bulletprooflifestyle #yum #nomnomnom #nutrition #easy #highquality #colimaseasalt #bacon #priorities #ferments #probiotics #love #butter #postworkout #freshandfrank