Haldimand Horticultural Society Virtual Seedy Saturday
Julia started growing food after having children and fell in love with it! She gardens organically and tries to keep things simple, while growing new and uncommon vegetables each year. Her garden is located in Mono, Ontario on 25 acres, on the Niagara Escarpment. Two years ago, her vegetable garden was expanded from 2000 to 7000 square feet, continuing in the formal kitchen garden style.
Julia has been growing vegetables and
writing about gardening for 10 years and has been twice published in the Canadian Organic Grower magazine. She loves to inspire others to have their own gardens by showing them how easy gardening can be. She enjoys teaching others, answering questions and holding workshops. You can find her at her blog at www.juliadimakos.com, at her Facebook page, Julia Dimakos, Gardening Girl, on YouTube at www.youtube.com/gardeninggirl and Instagram @juliadimakos.
Julia is Past-President of the Orangeville & District Horticultural Society and on the board of the OHA's District 7.
Nancy is a horticulturist and has been teaching kids and adults about gardening for many years at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Now that she is retired and has her own business, Grow Connections, she continues with her passion of teaching all ages.
Rebecca Last has been gardening on and off since age 8, and has been a member of Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton since 2005. Her small suburban garden is certified by the Canadian Wildlife Federation as wildlife habitat. Rebecca grows a dozen or more varieties of heritage tomatoes every year. Her garden design includes elements of permaculture and she has recently begun experimenting with biodynamic gardening techniques. Rebecca has been honoured by the Ottawa Horticultural Society with: the Mary Bryant Award for use of native plants in garden design (2014); the Members’ Appreciation Award (2015);
and the Ontario Horticultural Association Service Award for meritorious service to horticulture (2017). In 2018, Rebecca received an Ontario Volunteer Service Award in recognition of her ten years of service with Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton. Rebecca’s gardening addiction is enabled by her loving husband Richard and a collection of very spoiled rescue cats.
Cathy Nesbitt, Worm Advocate and Founder of Cathy's Crawly Composters (est 2002) is an award-winning local innovator who uses workshops and inspirational speaking to motivate individuals and businesses to take action and go green. Cathy starts her day with 2 tablespoons of sprouted mung bean and has done so 19 years. Sprouts are a large part of her daily health plan. Cathy is also a Laughter Yoga Teacher.
Did you know sprouts are one of nature's superfoods? Sprouts contain vitamins, minerals, fibre, protein and up to 100 times more digestive enzymes than raw vegetables. Enjoy this video with Cathy Nesbitt of Cathy's Sprouters to find out more about sprouting. Sprouts are the original fast food. Simple, delicious, nutritious affordable food. Grow your own sprouts at home, school or office.