A Greenhouse for Pablo


Hi everyone,

Thank you again so much for all the love and support you have shown Colette and Pablo over these last few months. This fundraiser will be closing on September 30, 2020, but if you would like to contribute to Pablo's greenhouse, you can reach Colette at [email redacted].

“Weaver, weaver, weave his thread whole and strong into your web. Love you forever and ever.”

-        Pablo’s mom, Colette Murphy


On April 25, 2020, Pablo Reilly left behind his mother, Colette Murphy, and us.

Many of us know Colette and Pablo through Urban Harvest, Colette’s incredible company that provides so many of us with the heirloom seeds and seedlings that enrich our gardens, balconies, and lives. Colette has been a devoted and passionate member of our farmers’ market communities for so long, and Pablo was with her every step of the way.

This tragedy is greatly amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. So many of us would like to be able to support Colette, but must find ways to do so from a distance. We all know how difficult this experience has been for farmers, who have been losing their primary sources of income from farmers’ markets, Seedy Saturdays, and closing stores. Colette has already been working so hard to support her staff and help our communities grow the beautiful vegetables and flowers that we depend on.

Now is our opportunity to support her, by raising funds to build a greenhouse in Pablo’s honour.

When we asked Colette how we could support her, she asked us to help her build a greenhouse to remember Pablo. There couldn’t be a better way to represent their special bond than a greenhouse, a space they both loved and where they spent so much time together. Please help us realize this dream, and keep Pablo close to Colette, and to all of us.

Your generous gift will go towards building Pablo's greenhouse and to Colette's immediate expenses in these difficult times.  Please share this campaign widely. Thank you for your support and love.

A quick note: the organizers of this fundraiser are 3 friends of Colette's from Toronto's growing and market communities. Colette will be added as the direct beneficiary of the funds, and will be the only person who has access to them. We will update this space once she is set up to receive the funds.

UPDATE: Colette is now set up to receive the funds from this campaign. She is the only person who has access to them. Thank you again for all of your love and support.

  • Aviv Padawer-Blatt 
    • $25 
    • 16 mos
  • Candice Craig  
    • $50 
    • 17 mos
  • John Johnston 
    • $200 
    • 18 mos
  • Senan Doheny 
    • $60 
    • 18 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 18 mos
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Fundraising team (4)

Kyla Schwarz-Lam 
Toronto, ON
Colette Murphy 
Carole Ferrari 
Team member
Lauren Baker 
Team member
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