City gardeners is an inspiring place for urban dwellers who want to grow their own food, plant their own flowers, create welcoming green-space for birds and insects or just escape the concrete and noise of an urban environment by getting their hands dirty.
Tracey Arial specializes in profiling amazing individuals and businesses for blogs, books, newspapers and magazines. She's also an avid year-round gardener and permaculture designer. In addition to the Arial View blog and courses, she operates Notable Nonfiction Ltd., a publisher working to promote true stories in multiple media and Unapologetically Canadian, a podcast that explores the Canadian identity through interviews, stories and personal essays. With others, she co-founded CAUS, a non-profit solidarity cooperative that helps Montrealers grow and prepare seasonal local food; Genealogy Ensemble, a collaborative research and writing group and blog; and Grand Potager, a nonprofit that operates Verdun's municipal greenhouses as an urban agriculture resource centre. Her books include: I Volunteered, Canadian Vietnam Vets Remember, the Canadian Writers' Guide to Government Action and several Ulysses guides to cycling, hiking and cross-country-skiing. She co-edited and co-authored Beads in a Necklace, Family History Stories from Genealogy Ensemble.