Katie Mathieu is preoccupied with food, how soil and human health is inter-connected, and beautifying spaces in unconventional and thrifty ways through edible plants and tidying up. 

She has spent more than 14 years building and managing private kitchen gardens in urban and rural environments, combined with close to 25 years of experience working in restaurants, event planning and high-end private hospitality with a focus on the logistics, including private islands and in and around Baffin Island in Nunavut.


Her garden education includes the one-year intensive Permaculture program at the internationally recognized Linnaea Farm School in 2006, and eight months apprenticing at renowned chef and activist Michael Stadtlander’s Eigensinn Farm where she rebuilt, planted and independently managed three kitchen gardens for his award winning restaurant.


Her background also includes a Bachelor of Arts from University of Toronto (History and Biology), and a Culinary Management Diploma from George Brown College.  She has her Green Roof certification. 

Other projects include: planting and managing a 1,200-square-foot rooftop farm during Matty Matheson’s tenure at Parts and Labour in Toronto, remediating a Gananoque golf course into a 4000 square foot production garden for a local restaurant, and consulting on the development of the roof-top garden and cafe for the Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Center in Toronto. 

Her design and teaching process focuses on incorporating resilient, beautiful and adaptive elements to each personal space, on the bedrock of soil ecology, mycology and GMO-free heirloom vegetables, herbs and edible flowers.                                
Other areas of study and interest include foraging,  fermenting (everything!) , hospitality for bees, and a focus on the relationship between healthy soils, medicinal plants, ferments and the human nervous system.  

Also dinner parties;  any garden she builds will be coming from the perspective of someone who loves to cook and host.  

Wanna grow some food? x

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