Gardening in Toronto: Across Ages and Cultures

In late June, I had the fortune of attending a tour of urban gardens in Toronto, conducted by the Toronto Urban Growers. This was a day before the Scarborough Fare, which I was also attending (and which is the subject of another post!).   We visited 4 gardens by bus, subway and walking--lots of walking and talking! I took lots of photos, so let's zip through what I s...
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Connecting Growers and Chefs

Foodscape Collective connects growers to chefs and designers creating experiential events for others. But it’s not always easy going from one part of the island to another to deliver fresh produce. So why do it? In a conversation one day, Cuifen and I realised that it was probably a good idea for me to share more about why I've decided, on several occasions, to spend good pa...
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Never Did I Expect To Get This In Return

We look for reasons to plant, but what if we do so without any at all . . . . . The weather is getting wetter nowadays but the morning sun is still as comforting as can be. We have to be thankful that we are not robbed of the opportunity to connect to the earth, at least.  The early few hours of bright warm light is generous enough for urban farmers like me to get into some ...
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What are Special Write-ups?

Special Ops, Special Write-ups. We accept ideas for articles, videos, images and any other work that you have made about food, ranging from the mundane everyday bit of information, to the creative and metaphorical. We are not only interested in growing our plants, but in the life cycle of the food product, as it goes from seed, shoot, to fruit, market, our mouths, our heads and...
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Giving Ourselves a Reason to Grow

To kickstart Geok Kuan's column, which is a series of articles written in both English and Mandarin, we present this: her thoughts on her potluck party!     More on Geok Kuan's Columns Focused on herbs/vegetables/fruits that are easy to grow and can be grown in urban settings. Each article will start with how to grow the plant, medium used, amount o...
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