An award-winning photojournalist, Mathew McCarthy has been
covering Waterloo Region since 1997.
The newspapers he has worked for include the Waterloo Region
Record, Owen Sound Sun Times, Hamilton Spectator, London Free
Press, and Canadian Press.
McCarthy is also the owner of The Apocryphal Seed
“I've been an amateur gardener in southern Ontario for a good
while now and I've decided to give seed selling a go,” he
On this episode of Bonn Park with Sara Geidlinger and Marshall
Ward, McCarthy chats about photography, storytelling, and his love
of flowers, plants, and digging in the garden.
“Being a gardener has advantages when the world goes
sideways doesn't it?” McCarthy recently shared on Facebook. “We can
leave the noise behind and shove our hands into the earth and think
about something other than a virus. It happens to be perfect for
someone who is a born social distancer too.”