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Days to Harvest_Farming in the City

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Started off a tree planting fool in the 90's with no idea how to pitch a tent or plant a tree and immediately began her relationship with a shovel and the magical earth. Sounds a little flaky but there is nothing flaky about camping all summer in the wilderness and spending your days in clear cuts with only your brain and the sound of the wind and a bear bell. After each season of tree planting was over I would scramble to find outdoor work and usually it was gardening here or there. Which came natural to me, I must say, as I have many gardeners in my family each with their own passions; some flowers, some food.
After shadowing an aunt for a few seasons my love of organic gardening was ignited and I set out sure footed and confident that I could become an organic vegetable farmer with one catch; I wanted to grow food in the city. I started by growing and selling my vegetable seedlings and as that progressed I realized people wanted help growing food and I wanted to help them. I took a course called "Sustainable Urban Agriculture" through Guelph University and have started my own businesses; Chelsea Organics and Days to Harvest. I am an organic seedling grower and a custom edible garden designer who constructs raised beds out of wood, stone or anything else I can get my dirty hands on...