Farming isn’t just harvesting an end product, but centres around cultivating soil, replenishing that which has been drawn from, and nourishing new life. We believe that everyone is capable of growing their own food, even if it’s a single tomato plant grown on a patio or windowsill.
Our goal is to empower everybody with the knowledge and resources to grow their own food and medicinal plants, in even the smallest spaces.
Food security is a major issue that we will all have to contend with as the population continues to soar and traditionally farmed soil is depleted, unable to produce enough food to feed humanity’s growing numbers. We’re looking at a future in which every individual will need to grow some portion of their own food, or risk going hungry.
By sharing information with one another, creating seed-sharing networks, and replenishing our soils, we can improve our own health while also ensuring that future generations will have real, nutrient-dense food to eat.
Who Are We?
Catherine Winter: A writer, herbalist, and avid permaculture gardener who enjoys sharing knowledge as well as heirloom seeds. She’s currently cultivating a food forest garden around her home in rural Quebec, and obsessing over ethnobotany. Cate is also involved with group gardening projects in disadvantaged communities, both in Canada and the United States.
MK Martin: A writer from Everett, Ontario, where she belongs to three other people and two cats. Her garden is a constant science experiment that has yet to produce any prolific yields, but is always inviting and full of life.
Our tribe of growers, makers, and world-changers.
Sustainability, community, soil replenishment, biodiversity, self-sufficiency, and stewardship are just a few of our core values, and we’d love to have you join us. We’re looking for people with knowledge to share about everything from growing and preserving food, to animal husbandry and herbal medicine.
There are many topics that fall into our oeuvre, and countless people who are interested in learning these vital skills.
In addition to the articles we post here and on Instagram @farm_the_world, we offer garden coaching, online consultations, and assistance with community garden planning. Depending on your location, one of our contributors may even be available for a site visit and in-person consults.
Just contact us and let us know how we can help.
Let’s work together to help one another learn, share, and grow.