#groundchat News

Toronto Botanical Garden has a fundraising garden tour every year. This year the garden tour, Through the Garden Gate, is in The Kingsway. Is it worth going to? My verdict is…

The Kingsway garden

Written on Thursday, June 2, 2016 in #groundchat News

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Written by Cristina da Silva

If you’ve been wondering why I haven’t been posting onto my blog lately, it’s because I’ve been hunkering down in my creative workshop, pursuing a new venture that I’m really excited about: online courses.

Brand new online course launched!


Written on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in #groundchat News

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Written by Cristina da Silva

Tomatoes are the most beloved of our homegrown produce. Find out how you can win a copy of the newest and greatest book on tomatoes, Craig LeHoullier’s Epic Tomatoes, on #groundchat this Friday, June 26, 2015 on Twitter’s #groundchat at 2 pm EST.

Craig LeHoullier Epic Tomatoes

Written on Thursday, June 25, 2015 in #groundchat News

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Written by Cristina da Silva

Every week, I post top 10 tweets about soil-related topics. This week I’m covering the top tweets from #groundchat’s gardening with children. It’s all about encouraging our kids into the garden.


Written on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 in #groundchat News

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Written by Cristina da Silva

This year’s TBG’s Through the Garden Gate garden tour takes us through the upscale neighbourhood of Lawrence Park. It’s a must-see garden tour as you will see…lovely houses, fantastic gardens, great gardeners.

Brochure for this year’s garden tour


Written on Thursday, May 28, 2015 in #groundchat News

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Written by Cristina da Silva

Tweets monitor the interest and popularity on particular topics. This week (May 17 to May 23) tweets varied from container watering to starvation because of poor soil conditions. Check out the the top 10 soil tweets!


Written on Monday, May 25, 2015 in #groundchat News

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Written by Cristina da Silva

Chris Sabbarese of Corona Tools takes center stage on #groundchat this week. He will be chatting about the essential tools for improving soil. There’s also a GIVEAWAY: A set of Corona’s ComfortGEL garden hand tools. Please join us on Twitter this Friday, May 1 at 2 pm EST/ 1 pm CST/ 11 am PS

hand garden tools

Corona ComfortGEL trowel & transplanter.
Image courtesy of Corona Tools


Written on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in #groundchat News

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Written by Cristina da Silva

Great news on the #groundchat front. Not only did I celebrate #groundchat’s third birthday on March 30, but I also received Trademark approval notice for #groundchat on the same day!


Written on Friday, April 10, 2015 in #groundchat News

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Written by Cristina da Silva

Canada Blooms is on every day this week! Every year I pour over the Canada Blooms guide and walk through the event to check for any soil-related presentations, garden displays and products. I am thrilled that Canada Blooms has acknowledged FAO’s 2015 International Year of Soils with several activities and presentations.

canada blooms entrance

Written on Monday, March 16, 2015 in #groundchat News

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Written by Cristina da Silva

At the end of every month, #groundchat highlights the latest in the soil world. This month, August 2014, we explore news articles on soil organisms. Join us on Twitter at 2 pm EST.

ground chat poster August soil news

Written on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in #groundchat News

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Written by Cristina da Silva