My love for Medicinal Herbs

I am quite intrigued with plants, specifically medicinal herbs. My dream is to devote my life to the study of herbs and other amazing healing plants. Currently I am trying to figure out how to earn enough money to survive and still have enough time for my family as well as my study of medicinal plants.

There are many benefits to the way I earn my income currently. I love gardening and growing nutritious food. However the level of production needed to earn enough money for my current lifestyle is exhausting. I work very long hours that leave me feeling physically and mentally depleted.

This is not new, its a challenge that many people face. Working too much and sacrificing valuable time for money. My partner Leo and I have had numerous discussions around minimizing our lives over the past few months. Having 2 children indubitably complicates our decision making process. We often fantasize about living in a tiny cabin in the woods in Northern Saskachewan or moving back to Costa Rica where Leo is from. My 16 year old daughter isn’t so keen on our ideas.

I feel like my life will take a slightly different course in the coming years, but I can’t see that clearly in this moment. I do, however, know that I have a longing deep inside me to know healing plants in a more intimate way. Luckily for me the cold Canadian winter months force my production to slow down and gives me an opportunity to research a little of their magic. Research suggests that the best way to learn something is to teach it so I intend to share my learning journey here in this blog as I go.

I have a quote taped to the wall beside my desk to remind me of the alluring mystery of life. It reads:

“Life has taught me that it knows better plans than we can imagine so that I try to submerge my own desires… into a calm willingness to accept what comes and to make the most of it, then wait again.”


Grow Your Own Microgreens

Are you looking for an affordable way to provide Uber local Superfoods for yourself and your family?

Join us May 12th for a hands on Microgreen workshop! We will be exploring different methods of growing. You will have an opportunity to get your hands in the dirt and plant your own mircogreen variety tray.

Click here for registration page

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Growing Microgreens

Saturday May 12th 2 classes

1:30pm & 3:30pm

Learn how to grow your own microgreens!

Come learn how to grow an Uber Local superfood right in your own home. This will be a hands on workshop. We will plant different varieties of microgreens together for you to take home. As well we will tour the Green Sister micro-grow op and taste test various greens grown on site. Click here to register

1pm - 2:30pm    $40

Saturday March 31st   (sold out)

Saturday April 14th (sold out)

Saturday April 28th (sold out)

Saturday May 12th (spaces available)


Seedy Sunday

Hola Moose Jaw!

Let's all dream about spring together at the Moose Jaw Seedy Sunday on March 4th. I will be there picking out my favorite vegetable seeds for our local Heirloom Seed vendors and I have some seeds to swap at the seed exchange table. Hope to see you there


Seedy Saturday!

Yes, its that time of year again. Time to get those seeds. I will be at the Regina Seedy Satuday On March 3rd from 10-3! We will have a table there with fresh microgreens and microgreen growing kits. If you want to learn more about what we do here on the farm , join me at 11am for a presentation on SPIN Farming. Time to have a Garden Party and Turnip up the Beet (Yes I'm that cheesy)


Garden Spaces needed

Green Sister Gardens is looking for more gardening space this season. We prefer yards on South hill as it is close to our home base but will consider other spots. If you love eating fresh produce, have a space that gets plenty of sunshine and is 600ft square or larger we would love to hear from you!  Grassy areas are great, we don't mind removing the lawn. 306-630-7003 or email



It's that time of year again! My garden planning is well underway and I'm looking forward to connecting with local seed growers and other community members at Moose Jaw's annual Seed Event. As always there will be a seed exchange table set up in the middle of the auditorium for those of you who wish to share and swap seeds. I am looking forward to seeing our returning seed vendors: Rachelle (Prairie Garden seeds), Roy (Broadview farms), Lisa and Renny (Blazing star wildflower), Anna (The Garlic Garden) as well as a host of other groups including a sprouting demo (Alternate Root Organics), book sales (Post Horizon), Honey and bee info (One Sweet Dream), kids area and MORE! I've collaborated with B & B Hydroponics in Regina to set up a grow light demo. Join us this Sunday March 5th   

Year round greens (in saskatchewan!)

I often get asked "What do you do during the winter?" I reply with "Spend time playing in my indoor grow op" and then admit that I don't really have anything 'fun' growing in it. I get a few questioning looks with that answer. 

The truth is I spend the majority of the winter season growing plants indoors. I generally grow between 40 and 50 pounds of microgreens per week in the off season. These greens are distributed to a variety of places throughout Moose Jaw and Regina including Restaurants, Smoothie bars, Pop up dinners, coffee shops, Health food stores and local buying groups. 

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2016 Weekly Salad Box subscription are now Available!

New for 2016 is the Green Sister Salad Box subscription!

I've taken the concept of the CSA box that I've done for the past 3 years and revised it to concentrate on the nutrient dense produce that Green Sister is known for ... Our Gourmet Salads !

This year I will be offering an 8 Week Salad box subscription with an option to renew mid season for another 8 weeks. For more details check out the full description at


Seeds of Change

Taking time to reflect on the past 4 years of my life recently. What motivated me to take this leap of faith into the unknown? Is that same motivation still present to guide me forward? My life is bitter sweet in so many ways. I have cleared out clutter, made space for new friends, adventures, experiences and knowledge. But it has been the most challenging 4 years of my life! Would I change my decision for an entire life make over if I could go back in time? Hell no .... well maybe if you catch me on a bad day. But no, what I have gained in the last few years is more than I ever hoped for. Painful yes, but in adversity we grow in strength. A Permaculture teacher once gave me an example of this that is forever etched in my mind. He described a tree .... if a collar is placed on this tree half way up the trunk and anchored to the ground the resulting growth will look like this.... the bottom portion of the trunk will cease to grow and weaken. The top portion of the tree that is able to sway in the wind continues to grow.  The tree literally needs the challenge of the wind to enable it's growth in size and strength.  For me this collar represented my comfort zone. I could have continued on the path i was on .... working my 9 to 5 waiting for the weekend so I could dull my boredom and dis-ease with shopping, alcohol or whatever other self destructive habit was convenient.  I'm sure my life choices look crazy to some .... to me its the best thing I have ever done for myself. It has enabled me to come in contact with soulful people rich with passion and desire for positive change.  Personally I am tired of the story that we have been telling ourselves for the last 400 years. I'm waking up to a new story that is re-writing itself for me as you read this. I'm not entirely sure what the future has in store for me, however I know it is in a constant spiral upwards and I am hanging on for the ride.   


Prairie Farm report stops in to visit our gardens

This past Wednesday we had a visit from Zack and Dustin who are with the Prairie Farm Report show. We spent the day filming and talking about Urban Farming. It is amazing to see how interest in alternative farming is starting grow in Saskatchewan! Our segment is set to air in November/December of this year. We will keep you posted :)