The journey into the world of horticulture began at a very young age. My grandfather and grandmother loved to garden! They nurtured me with that passion for the garden, the outdoors, nature. When we visited we were always outside. Overtime, my grandfather cultivated in me a deep empathy for nature and the culture of the wild. At a young age I understood the need for me to be responsible to nature. And the need to be mindful of the plants and the ground they grow in. "Mother earth and father sky", the soul of life.
45 years later I found myself in the midst of a career change. I decided to pursue my love of nature and the outdoors. So in the fall of 2013 I went back to school, enrolled in Algonquin Colleges' Horticulture Industries Program. In the spring of 2015 Canton's Mindful Gardens was launched and I began delivering responsible horticultural services throughout the Ottawa Valley.
Owner Operator Information: • Ontario College Diploma in Horticulture Industries, Algonquin College, 2013-2014. • Teaching assistant, Algonquin College, Horticulture Industries, Maintenance Labs, 2015. • Certificate in mindfulness-based stress reduction. • Family connections course leader • WSIB, liability and vehicle(s) equipment insured. • Emergency first aid CPR level C. • Workplace hazardous materials information system. • Fall arrest and protection. • Algonquin College Co-op placement program participant
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." Lao Tzu