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SUSTAINABLE HAND MADE ZERO WASTE

 
 
 

OUR ORIGINS

How We Got Here

Growing Green was born from my combined love of zero waste and beekeeping. My grandfather's friend is a beekeeper and had hives on my grandfather's farm. My mom and I went for a hive tour with him and loved it. He became our mentor and three years later he still helps us out. We started off with two hives and we are now up to six. I love beekeeping. You always learn something new and bees will forever fascinate me.
At the same time we started Shamrock Apiary I started getting into zero waste. The two just fit perfectly together. My first product was lip balms. I started making them because I wanted an all natural and zero waste alternative to traditional lip balm, and I had beeswax to use. I then made candles for family and friends, and moved on to soap making. I wanted to make a shampoo bar because I couldn’t find a store bought one that didn’t leave my hair a mess. Making soaps is so much fun, even when it goes wrong.
I started off just making things for myself and then as gifts. People liked them so I started selling them. I’ve expanded my line over time and I love experimenting with new recipes.

  • Kendall Holiday Market
    Sat., Nov. 27
    Kendal Community Centre
    Nov. 27, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Kendal Community Centre, 6742 Newtonville Rd, Orono, ON L0B 1M0, Canada
    Find me and other local vendors for your gifts, stocking stuffers, treats and more *I am not organizing/running this event*
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  • The Artisan Fair Craft Show
    Mon., Dec. 06
    347 Burnham St
    Dec. 06, 10:00 a.m.
    347 Burnham St, 347 Burnham St, Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5, Canada
    *I am not organizing/running this event* The Artisan show is a wonderful event where you can shop many local and hand made booths. Get all your Christmas shopping done in one place. Held at the Peterborough Lions Banquet Hall and Meeting Centre Wheelchair accessible and parking available
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  • Port Hope Holiday Market
    Sat., Nov. 20
    54 Toronto Rd
    Nov. 20, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    54 Toronto Rd, 54 Toronto Rd, Port Hope, ON L1A 3R9, Canada
    Find me and other local vendors at the holiday market to pick up your stocking stuffers, gifts, treats and more *I am not organizing/running this event* *I am a vendor NOT organizer*
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  • The Artisan Fair Craft Show
    Sun., Nov. 07
    347 Burnham St
    Nov. 07, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    347 Burnham St, 347 Burnham St, Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5, Canada
    *I am not organizing/running this event* *I am a vendor NOT organizer* The Artisan show is a wonderful event where you can shop many local and hand made booths. Held at the Peterborough Lions Banquet Hall and Meeting Centre Find the Facebook event page here: https://fb.me/e/1TfyHhesD
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  • Ladies Night
    Fri., Nov. 05
    The Venue
    Nov. 05, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    The Venue, 286 George St N, Peterborough, ON K9J 3H2, Canada
    *I do not run/organize this event* *I am a vendor NOT organizer* I’ll be one of the vendors at the ladies night event in Peterborough. Go to www.ladiesnightoutptbo.com for tickets and details
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