I had a great time on CBC's Fresh Air last Saturday morning talking about edible gardening and landscaping with Mary Ito and the very knowledgeable Steven Biggs!
You can listen to our segment here, and read about it on Fresh Air's Facebook page:
"Become a tiny farmer this spring! The Food Gardening show on today encourages you to grow your own edibles, and our guests offered tips for getting your grow on. so you can enjoy yard-to-table dining.
With her edible gardening consultancy and service, Beaches HomeGrown, Jamie Unwin helps get gardens going anywhere from a condo balcony to a big backyard. Her approach is to ask what do you want to grow, and then see how you can get there.
Food writer and city farmer Steven Biggs will be speaking at the Food Gardening show today (see the whole day's lineup herehttp://www.growarow.org/) to get you thinking about fun and creative foods to garden. He is the author of several books on edible gardening including
-- Grow Figs Where You Think You Can’t (www.grow-figs.com)
-- No Guff Vegetable Gardening (www.noguffvegetablegardening.com)
-- Grow Gardeners. Kid-Tested Gardening with Children (www.growgardeners.com)
Learn more at his site: http://www.stevenbiggs.ca/ "
A big thank you to TorontoBeaches.com for featuring our write up on their front page!
Beaches HomeGrown is an innovative business that just opened in the Beaches area of Toronto. We offer organic edible gardening and landscaping services, and organic gardening workshops. We are a bike powered business working to break down the barriers of home based food production and increase people's knowledge of food production and regional food systems.
Our organic edible gardening and landscaping services, and organic gardening workshops can help people save money this summer by growing their own food instead of relying on the store bought produce which has become increasingly expensive. Some of the foods that are going up the most in price including lettuce (up 17.9%), Tomatoes (up 11.9%), and Apples (up 16.6%)can easily be grown in the GTA, making edible gardening a delicious and financially great choice.
Jamie Unwin, owner of Beaches HomeGrown lived and worked on farms for three years in BC before completing her masters in Environmental Studies and Planning for Resilient Regional Food Systems from York University and a post graduate certificate in Food Security and Urban Agriculture from Ryerson University. She lives in the Beaches and works part time as an associate for Urban Food Strategies, one of Canada's only food systems planning firms. A desire to get her hands back into the dirt led her to start Beaches Home Grown in 2016.
Big thank you to Jon Muldoon at Beach Metro for interviewing us!
You can find us on page 24.