Introducing the Pure Green Podcast!

The newcomer to the group of PGM content platforms, the show is a weekly conversation with people that inspire us, and live their lives in sync with the values we hold at Pure Green. Thanks for listening!

PGM 23 | Gardening in Urban Landscapes with Gayla Trail of You Grow Girl
May 07 2015

In episode 23 of the Pure Green Podcast, Celine talks to Gayla Trail, a gardening guru from Toronto, Ontario who runs the gardening blog, You Grow Girl. Frustrated by the media's portryal of perfect gardens, the perception the gardening was for old ladies and housewives with time on their hands and brutally bored with most gardening books, Gayla set out to change the conversation on gardening to prove that it can be fun, exciting, and for people of all ages. We talk specifically about how to get started, how to shift your expectations for... Listen

PGM 22 | Celine MacKay of Pure Green Magazine
Apr 23 2015

In this episode of the Pure Green Podcast, the tables are turned, and our host, Editor and Founder of Pure Green Magazine is our interviewee. Celine talks to Web Editor, Katherine Oakes, about her childhood growing up in Muskoka, Canada, and the values instilled in her that have lasted a lifetime, her take on the most pressing environmental issues today, and how she keeps Pure Green relevant and informative, all with an air of deep appreciation for the natural beauty of the world. Listen

PGM 21 | Learning from the Land with Audra of Girl Meets Dirt (SPECIAL EDITION)
Apr 16 2015

During the market crash, Audra Query Lawlor, left a high-powered job on Wall Street to relocate to the modest, Orcas Island in the Pacific Northwest. Simultaneously, she created a blog, Girl Meets Dirt, and after learning of the island’s unique heritage, began to make her own preserves from the heirloom fruit of local island farmers—Archipelago Preserves. Both the blog and the preserves possess a distinct flavor that invite you deeply explore the rich and wild landscape of island life. You could say, that Archipelago Preserves, like Audra,... Listen

PGM 20 | Cleanse Your Skin with Adina Grigore of S.W. Basics
Apr 09 2015

“If you have learned that eating a more simple diet feels better, this is the case for your skin, too…You have to be able to give your skin a break, to work its own magic”, says Adina Grigore, the passionate and enthusiastic creator of S.W. Basics and newly-minted author of “Skin Cleanse”. Adina argues that for the body and our skin, simple is better—and not only that, but simple is safer. In episode 20, Celine speaks to Adina about why our everyday products could be making our skin worse not better, how to make effective and... Listen

PGM 19 | Living Happily Holistic with Tara Miller
Apr 02 2015

Would you eat the products in your bathroom? That is the question that Pure Green Podcast host, Celine MacKay asks us today as she speaks to holistic nutritionist and shop owner, Tara Miller. Tara Miller is the owner of an apothecary called Health Hut Boutique that specializes in non-toxic beauty care. Tara speaks with confidence and passion about her topic and reminds us why eating right and choosing safe products could prevent serious disease in our bodies and the people we love. If you are looking to make a change or broaden your... Listen

PGM 18 | Harvesting a Love for Farm Life with Andrea Bemis
Mar 26 2015

Andrea Bemis and her husband Taylor realized a fantasy that so many urban dwellers only ever dream about: they moved out West and started their own Organic farm. In this episode of the Pure Green Podcast, Celine talks to Andrea about how she turned her dream into a reality, and all the struggles and rewards that come with it. Food is such an important and precious resource in our world and many don’t realize the hardships that our own farmers experience. Allow Andrea to inspire you to support your own local farm and to treasure that... Listen

PGM 17 | Minimalism, Organization & Life in Small Spaces with Erin Boyle (EXTENDED VERSION)
Mar 19 2015

Have you ever considered de-cluttering your life by living with less? Erin Boyle of Reading My Tea Leaves did and now she can’t go back. In Episode 17 of the Pure Green Podcast, Celine speaks with Erin who is a successful author on the topic as well as a minimalist and mother. She discusses how she got started, her experience thus far, and the tips, tricks, and motivation for continuing to live small. In a world full of excess, it’s hard to consider living another way, but as Erin says, “it all comes down to being purposeful”. She is... Listen

PGM 17 | Minimalism, Organization & Life in Small Spaces with Erin Boyle (SHORT VERSION)
Mar 19 2015

Have you ever considered de-cluttering your life by living with less? Erin Boyle of Reading My Tea Leaves did and now she can’t go back. In Episode 17 of the Pure Green Podcast, Celine speaks with Erin who is a successful author on the topic as well as a minimalist and mother. She discusses how she got started, her experience thus far, and the tips, tricks, and motivation for continuing to live small. In a world full of excess, it’s hard to consider living another way, but as Erin says, “it all comes down to being purposeful”. She is... Listen

PGM 16 | Looking Through the Lens with Susannah Conway
Mar 16 2015

On this episode of the Pure Green Podcast, Celine speaks with blogger, photographer, author, and teacher Susannah Conway. Susannah is a woman who has touched so many lives through the lessons she learned due to a tragic event that altered her own life many years ago. Now she teaches the healing methods that helped her so many years ago by focusing on cultivating a sense of calm through creativity, and integrating mindfulness and self-awareness into our everyday lives. There is so much wisdom and insight to be gleaned from Susannah’s... Listen

PGM 15 | Living with Less & Loving It with Madeleine Somerville
Mar 17 2015

This week we're talking with Madeleine Somerville, blogger over at Sweet Madeleine and author of a crazy good book called All you Need is Less. Her book is aimed mostly at those just starting out in making changes, it still has so much to offer to everyone. It's full of funny anecdotes and it does a fantastic job of reminding us that we all start somewhere, which is exactly what we cover in this episode. Madeleine celebrates baby steps but makes sure you know the reasons why you need to keep going with bigger and bigger steps. She shares an... Listen

PGM 12 | Fine Living With Laura Wright of The First Mess
Jan 28 2015

Laura Wright of The First Mess is a much-adored food blogger and a treasured member of the Pure Green family as one of our very first community leaders for #PGMinseason, along with past podcast guests Claire Ragozzino and Lindsey Love. Needless to say we are so excited to have her as the latest podcast guest today and the conversation is good. Laura speaks with candor, light-heartedness and passion about living authentically and being present both in and out of the kitchen. Her zeal for life and fine living, which is what she calls: “what... Listen

PGM 11 | Finding the Antarctic, Fulfilling Dreams & Compelling Change with Carol Devine
Jan 21 2015

Welcome to Episode 11 of the Pure Green Podcast. This week Celine talks to the fascinating Carol Devine, co-author of “The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning”, researcher, humanitarian, and activist who as she puts it, “ to explore inner and outer worlds”. Carol’s work carries a positive message with it that underscores everything she does and her passion for the well-being of both wild and human landscapes is absolutely contagious. In this episode, Celine speaks with Carol about her love for the continent of Antarctica, why... Listen