Welcome! I’m Amy Benson, owner of Take a Walk on the Green Side, a small home business in Madoc, Ontario (formerly in Newcastle). I started TAWOTGS 8 years ago as I wanted to be able to stay home with my kiddos (2 under 2 at that time) vs continue in my 9-5 office job commuting 45 minutes each way.  I was using cloth diapers and found it difficult to find them locally and thought “hey, I could start a small business selling cloth diapers”! My friends and family thought I was joking…

Over the years, with amazing support, TAWOTGS has not only survived, but grown and expanded its offerings.  I no longer offer cloth diapers but do sell a variety of lower waste items, many I use in my own home.  You’ll find several items are Canadian made and some are even made right here in Ontario.

If you’re curious how you can reduce the amount of waste your household creates, and/or use more earth friendly products in your home, you’ve found the right place! Not sure where to start? Ask me! Want to come shop my home showroom in Madoc? Contact me for an appointment.  Want to simply browse the site? Great! I appreciate your support and am proud to be part of your journey to a lower waste lifestyle. <3