I specialize in outdoor, beekeeping and horticulture content (and can prove it).
Pick any and enjoy reading a few articles and blog posts on it below!
Outdoor Women's Alliance: Cold-Blooded: Surviving a Winter Camp With Raynaud’s
BC Outdoors Magazine: Wild Edibles-Tasty Treats Grow Across the Province, If You Know What To Look For
Cool of the Wild: If British Columbia Itself Could Recommend 5 Day-Hikes
Cold Blooded: Surviving a Winter Camp with Raynaud's
Camping in the winter comes with it's fair share of challenges, and when you're more lizard than human these challenges can become mountains.
"This was a solid piece! I liked the coverage and writing style." ~ Luke on a blog post
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American Bee Journal (only available in print)
Hobby Gone Huge: Ontario Flower Farmer Grows Into Commercial Beekeeper
Just a Spoon Full of Honey
BeesCene Magazine: Bright Future with Bees (also published at Bees Abroad)
Pilgrim Magazine: Captive-From Beekeeper's Daughter to Bee-Fevered Woman
Captive- From Beekeeper's Daughter to Bee-Fevered Woman
I LOVE my bees, but I haven't always felt this way. In this story, published by Pilgrim Magazine, I describe getting over my fear, becoming a beekeeper and why I love beekeeping so much. Give it a read and/or drool over the bright, Queen (bee) approved photographs scattered in between my words.
"Can I just say that this is SO BAD A**! Thank you so much for writing this, its perfection and so informative!" ~ Tasha
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Horticulturalist by training, I contributed to the Ball Publishing GrowerTalks magazine for several years as a guest columnist and finally as a rotational columnist, publishing feature articles along the way. I talked science, experiences and industry culture... read further below!
"The article is excellent. Just what I wanted. If you ever get tired of growing plants and hiking in BC you should move to Chicago and write for Grower Talks" ~ Jennifer, editor
Having Six Legs at a Career Fair
... being the two buggiest of Qualitree’s peeps, our booth featured Riana’s personal insect collection and a petri dish of Hypoaspis miles (Stratiolaelaps scimitus) under the scope for kids to check out...
The year I took the mandatory Food and Nutrition course marked the 100th year of ice cream research at the University of Guelph...
There's a Bug on My Plant!
...with continual loss of chemical tools and a greater understanding and concern for human and environmental health, using biological controls is becoming more and more of an industry standard.
Wasps: A Love-Hate Relationship
Last fall, hundreds of yellow-and-black-striped jerks invaded, killed off and cleaned out our small apiary...
Eyes Mandatory, Degree Optional
...most fungal diseases produce distinguishing structures, like kids leave fingerprints, which is why I like having a microscope...
High Qualitree Teamwork
All this—the company growth, the quality plants, the grower support and communication—would have stayed just a dream on paper without, as Tony described it, “a great team of A players that are all pedaling in the same direction.”
"...caught my attention with it's easy readability mixed with a bit of real-life experience mixed with a bit of homeyness mixed with a bit of real-life experience mixed with humor and wit. I so enjoyed it... this girl has talent..." ~ Grower Talks reader
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