Kathy Wood

Kathy Wood has been writing for much of her adult life. Kathy was feature Victoriana columnist for The Muskokan for several years before becoming the feature garden columnist for The Muskoka Sun for 11 years and then for 2 years for The Muskokan as well doing freelance-writing on gardening (Canadian Gardening magazine and Horticulture Review), lifestyle, travel and business. She currently writes for Muskoka Life, Haliburton Life and Parry Sound Life magazines. Kathy has been a member of the GWA, the Association for Garden Communicators since 1998 serving as Region VII Director (Canada and International) for 6 years which provided her with the opportunity to travel to gardens around the world. She is a speaker and workshop facilitator on various subjects including gardening, cooking and spirituality for women’s groups in Muskoka.

Kathy and her family founded The Ronnie Fund (www.theronniefund.org) in 2006, a family run humanitarian organization working with Ronnie Mdawida to provide quality village life in Kenya. They work primarily with villages in the Taita Taveta Hills in southeastern Kenya in a variety of community development initiatives including Agricultural Training and Technologies, Conservation, Deforestation/Reforestation and other environmental issues, Educational Scholarships and resources, Biosand Water Filters, Microfinance and Health and Wellness issues among other projects.