SUSTAINABLE HAND MADE ZERO WASTE
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.
- The Artisan Fair Craft ShowSat, Nov 06347 Burnham St
- The Artisan Fair Craft ShowSat, Dec 05347 Burnham StDec 05, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM347 Burnham St, 347 Burnham St, Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5, CanadaThe 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
- Ladies Night OutFri, May 08The VenueMay 08, 2020, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PMThe Venue, 286 George St N, Peterborough, ON K9J 3H2, CanadaCome to the Venue for an amazing girls night out with entertainment, wine samples and 40 vendors to shop from. I’ll be donating a Growing Green gift set to the raffle which raises money for the Peterborough Zoo. Wheelchair accessible and street parking available
- Fierce and Fancy International Women’s Day Craft ShowSat, Mar 07347 Burnham StMar 07, 2020, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM347 Burnham St, 347 Burnham St, Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5, CanadaFierce & Fancy is held in commemoration of International Women's Day. It features a wide variety of female entrepreneurs. Come out and support all the #girlbosses attending. Has parking and is wheelchair accessible. https://fiercefancy.weebly.com/
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