I’m an Ontario-based garden writer and horticulturist and I love gardening and all things related to gardening, especially soil health. The list is endless: ecology, garden design, philosophy, health, plant physiology, soils, microbiology, environmental issues etc. For me gardens & gardening are the centre of myriad discussions.

See some of the discussions on my Facebook fan page .

Join me in the grand adventure in learning how to build a better garden through healthy soil.

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Kirk McKay

Management Consultant
"Just a fountain of knowledge! I highly recommend taking any of Cristina's courses.  She has a deep scientific background in horticulture and soil science backed up by years of experience working in the field.  Her recommendations are time-tested and reliable.  Cristina is extremely personable and able to translate technical topics into terms a layman can understand. Enjoy your course!"