Our hearts go out to the people of Italy after the devastating earthquake that hit in August. We are so pleased to see the outpouring of compassion and help from people all over the world and from restaurants and chefs right here in Toronto.
If you are wondering how you can help might we suggest you do a little pasta tour of the city? Continue »
At Fiesta Farms, we’re always looking for the best produce and products to offer our customers, and every now and then a new product comes along that makes us excited to be able to share. It can be something totally new, or a new twist on an old favourite, or a product that is organic, pays Fair Trade prices and adheres to ethical sourcing and production values. If the product is good for the body, the environment, and good value, we jump at the opportunity grace or shelves with it.
And when the company behind the product is local, and runs on the energy and optimistic vision of a young entrepreneur it is a no-brainer. Continue »
-Illustration by Jennifer Phelan
On Thursday, March 31st, the visionaries behind The Green Line are celebrating an evening of music, fun, art and prizes to raise funds and awareness for the Green Line project. The Green Line is a project that aims to transform the five kilometre long hydro corridor running from Earlscourt park to Spadina into a connected linear park with green space, and walking and bike and trails. The Green Line flows through and nearby several neighbourhoods that the City has identified as needing more parkland. These same areas also lack safe, adequate corridors for active transportation like cycling, running and walking.
Canada Blooms is a learning experience as well as a treat for the senses.
Canada Blooms, starting this Friday, March 11th, isn’t merely a spring exhibit of gardens and a chance to smell hyacinths en masse weeks before they actually bloom in Toronto. (Although that is one of the best reasons to go: breathing in the glorious scent of spring.) One of the lesser known, but most valuable aspects of Canada Blooms is its educational opportunities from the many speakers and workshops at the event. Your show ticket gives you free access to Canada Bloom’s excellent speaker series which includes garden experts from around the horticultural world. Expert garden speakers this year cover topics like native species, pest and diseases, growing herbs for teas, planting for pollinators, fabulous foliage, (especially for shade gardens – insiders note, this will be a great one, it’s by gardener/photographer/Toronto Gardens blogger Helen Battersby who has awesome photos) growing vegetables and ornamentals in containers, butterfly gardens, low-maintenance gardening, gardening with kids, floral design, including wedding arrangements, small-space and schoolyard gardens, the importance of soil in gardens, gardening for wildlife, biodiversity and monarch butterflies, and landscaping, among many others.