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Whole Green Heart
Contact: Michelle Wolf
Address: 951 Hwy 360 Welsford, NS, B0P 1E0
Email Address: wholegreenheart@gmail.com
About Us
Michelle Wolf has been an organic gardener and herbalist for over 25 years. She was a 16-year vendor at the Wolfville Farmers' Market from 1997-2013 and rejoined in 2020. She joined the Truro Farmers' Market in 2021. Michelle was involved as a co-chair and coordinator of the organic certification organizations in the Maritimes in the 1990's and early 2000's, and her property was certified organic for many years. She is also former president of Canada's national seed saving non-profit, Seeds of Diversity Canada. Michelle ran Nova Scotia's earliest 100+ member CSA in the 1990's, hosted many interns over two decades, and helped pave the way for the next generation of women farmers and gardeners to grow their own successful farm businesses. She also spent 10 years (2010-2020) helping develop Canada's national farmers' market sector through her training and consulting work with several provincial farmers' market organizations.

Today, in the raised bed gardens, fields, and woods of her family's homestead, Michelle and her husband Al have begun a new farmers’ market business together, growing perennial plants, seeds and veggies, culinary and medicinal herbs, berries, and ornamental plants. They are also avid wild-crafters, gathering pussy willows, herbs, flowers, evergreens, berries, apples and plants in the wild to use in some of their signature products. Michelle leads the production of their products while Al leads the maintenance of the grounds and buildings. Together, along with their son Jayson, they manage all the gardening and harvesting.
Practices
We are committed to the transition to a sustainable world through how we live and how we steward our 7.32 acre permaculture homestead. We garden according to the ecological principles of nature, with biodiversity, the use of hand tools, simplicity, and beauty at the core of our gardening philosophy. We have recently purchased a 340 square foot building to open a retail store on our property in the coming years, and we are developing a series of walking trails, herb walks, and garden tours so our customers can come enjoy our property with us. (Opening of our public spaces planned for 2023.)