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On the Down the Garden Path Radio Show and Podcast, landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens, and landscapes.

Joanne and Matthew believe it's important and possible to have great gardens that are low maintenance.

Each week, they educate their listeners on how to seasonally manage their gardens and landscapes. Joanne and Matt learn right along with their listeners, from each other, from their research, and from the many guests who join them on their show. 

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Oct 20, 2020

As we move through the month of October, we continue our adventure into waters many dare not tread: climate change and our environmental impact. From what climate change is and what we can do to help slow it down, to gardening in ever-changing climatic conditions, we dare venture where many fear to go. In this episode of Down the Garden Path, we continue our environmental impact conversation with ideas to help us around the house.

Tune into this week's podcast for a discussion on ways we can positively impact the environment with ideas around the house.

Some topics we cover in this week's podcast:

  • Waste reduction week in Canada
  • Recycling your e-waste: find out where by visiting
  • Solar power for homes
  • Reducing plastic use
  • Purchasing more local products from your city or even country
  • Using services like Freecycle, secondhand shops, upcycling
  • TerraCycling (Nespresso, coffee pods, cosmetics)
  • The importance of recycling running shoes. (Nike will recycle their shoes. The Running Room will take old running shoes back for recycling and donations can be made to Shoe4Africa)
  • EOS recycling programs

Stay tuned for our last environmental impact episode in October:

October 26th: Climate Reality Project and Gardening in the Era of Climate Change with Deborah Pearson

Each week on Down The Garden Path, professional landscape designers Joanne Shaw and Matthew Dressing discuss down-to-earth tips and advice for your plants, gardens and landscapes.

As the owner of Down2Earth Landscape Design, Joanne Shaw has been designing beautiful gardens for homeowners east of Toronto for over a decade.

And Matthew Dressing is a horticulturist and landscape designer. He owns Natural Affinity Garden Design, a landscape design and garden maintenance firm servicing Toronto and the Eastern GTA. Together, Joanne and Matthew do their best to bring you interesting, relevant and helpful topics. Their goal is to help you keep your garden as low maintenance as possible.