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How to capture the signs of spring with a garden photo diary
Can you feel it? Spring is in the air. Although winter technically doesn’t end until the spring equinox on March 20, it truly feels like the world is waking up from its slumber. On my morning walks...
Mar 6th, 2016
Get your soil ready for spring
Late winter and early spring is the perfect time to do some yearly soil maintenance. By regularly amending your soil, you’ll ensure that this year’s garden is as good as last year’s.
Feb 21st, 2016
Seeds you can start in February
It’s still early days, but Vancouver’s warm climate means that there are a few seeds that eager gardeners can get a jump start on.
Feb 8th, 2016
Food prices on the rise: seven tips to save money
Food prices are on the rise in Canada. Here are seven tips to help reduce your grocery bill.
Jan 31st, 2016
An interview with Rob Greenfield, Dude Making a Difference
Rob Greenfield has gone to extremes to reduce his environmental impact, from eating wasted food to going a year without showering.
Jan 24th, 2016
Why you should eat more beans in 2016
2016 is the year of beans, according to the UN. Here’s why you should eat more.
Jan 17th, 2016
Support local farmers this year by joining a CSA
Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) offers a delicious way to participate in the local food economy.
Jan 10th, 2016
How to make three days’ worth of packed lunches in an hour
Packing your own lunches saves money and can provide healthier fare than eating out. But how do you get organized and actually do it? Here’s a great time-saving method.
Jan 3rd, 2016
Ginger and red currant solstice scones
Relax and enjoy the winter solstice by baking festive vegan, gluten-free scones that reimagine the bounty of the summer solstice.
Dec 20th, 2015
Harvesting from the freezer: cooking with frozen vegetables from your garden
Cooking with frozen vegetables is a bit of a lost art. Here are some great favourite ways to prepare them.
Dec 13th, 2015