Our green thumb was discovered while learning the intricacies of small plot farming. That year, our 1000 sq ft plot yielded a bounty that produced countless jars of tomato sauce and pesto, bushels of beets, carrots, kale and zucchini and the largest watermelon bounty North York had ever seen.
We worked the plot two more years and began our focus on building gardens in backyards across the city, with vegetables and flowers growing from Etobicoke to Roncesvalles, Mid-Town and down to the Beaches. Partnered with a cold drink one summer night, plotting the expansion of our business, we found the ideal situation - two greenhouses in Scarborough named Gurr Block Greenhouses.
We met Bob Gurr on a summer afternoon. On this very property his father and grandfather operated a cement business since 1927. He then opened the greenhouse with his dad in the mid 70’s. The property has a story that certainly is not yet finished telling.
We are happy to continue and uphold the tradition the Gurr’s started, adding our own spin of course. :)
Follow as our story unfolds through our G-LOG - Garden Blog!