Messages from the Garden

Reflections on the adventures of a Flower Farmer Artist

Finding My Way Back with Flowers Guides

  When I first moved to Salt Spring Island—a decision made within 24 hours of stepping on her shores—I came with the intent of expanding and grounding my environmental art practice. I had spent the past few years travelling from exhibition to exhibition, holding...

What are local flowers, and why should you care?

The car is filled with a vibrant but foreign energy. I’ve just picked up locally grown flowers from a greenhouse grower and wholesaler, a short ferry ride from my home and farm on Salt Spring Island. For nearly two years I’ve been growing and designing with my own...

The Environmental Artist Flower Farmer

My journey to becoming a flower farmer As an environmental artist, my work is about reconnecting people back to Nature, back to the Earth, back to our innate knowing of these connections. My work in galleries usually involves working directly at a site as well as...

Alchemy Farm Studio and Gardens

This December we breathed a sigh of relief as our first farming year wound down. After a year of nonstop working, there were no gardens to water, no harvest to bring in, no seeds or plants to coddle. As if to further enforce a rest, snow has blanketed the farm in...

Alchemy Farm Haying Day

Today as my soul breathed in the beauty and grace of this amazing place that we call home, I thought about how much I wanted to share this very special place, and this incredible life we are creating, with those who also hold a dream of leading a more authentic life,...

Alchemy Farm

Hoar frost has etched the hibernating orchard and fields white. These days the winter sun rises low in the sky in the mornings, and by late afternoon disappears into Burgoyne Bay. My husband Robin and I, are new to this magical property and still finding our bearings....

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