Hi, my name is Kiri Martin and the best way I can describe myself is to say that I am just a city girl, who wishes she was a country girl, who is currently living in the ‘burbs. I grow a lot of my own food, save seeds, cook from scratch and preserve my harvest through canning. I am passionate about heirloom seeds and helping other people to learn to grow food for themselves and their families. In my day job, I work for a bank and fill my spare time blogging, making purses and generally never sitting still. One day I plan to pack up my suburban life, buy some land and start living the full homestead life. Until then I grow as much food as I can in the space I have, with a heart full of homestead dreams, and chicken. I really want chickens. #makefoodgrow
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Hi everyone! My name is Marianne, and I’m passionate about yarn crafts. My love started with crochet when I was young (7 or 8?) when my Mum taught me how to crochet and my Dad worked at a Yarn Company so we were blessed with lots of supplies! Later in life, I started knitting and couldn’t believe how different it felt from crochet. I struggled to find resources, so now that I’ve overcome the learning curve I’m sharing my knowledge with the world. I strongly believe everyone should know how to knit or crochet - it relieves stress, it’s mobile and you can construct some truly beautiful things! Aside from this, I work in tech (#womxnintech), am married with 3 kids and a fur baby who doesn’t shed, which works well for my yarn stash!
Ashley is an agronomist who has had a passion for plants since she was a small child. In the long summers as a child, she would garden alongside her grandmother and it was then that she realized her love for greenery. With years of great studying, Ashley had begun her post-secondary education at the University of Saskatchewan.
At first, her second love, animals, was the career path she chose but while doing her undergrad she realized that her education would take her elsewhere. And with that, four years later she graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a bachelor’s degree in science and a major in Soil Science.
Some of Ashley’s interests are YouTube, in which she posts informative videos about plants and gardening. The focus of Ashley’s YouTube channel is to bring science to gardening in a way that is informative but also helpful to others learning to garden. She also talks about the importance of having your own garden and the joys of gardening indoors. Ashley continues to study plants in her free time and hopes to expand her YouTube channel as well as her reach to up and coming gardeners.