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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
How to cut down on food waste this Christmas
Helpful tips for Vancouverites to reduce food waste this Christmas, so you can eat, drink and be merry (and be green).
Dec 22nd, 2011
Why San Francisco trashed Vancouver and took first place in Siemen’s Green City Index
Jul 10th, 2011
Andrea Reimer on nimble government
Vancouver City Councillor Andrea Reimer, well-known for her Green Party roots, contacted me to respond to Village Vancouver’s Randy Chatterjee in my blog post Making Vancouver sustainable:...
May 17th, 2011
How to make compost in your apartment
The Green Mama explains the ins and out of composting for urban dwellers, and the lazy.
Manda Aufochs Gillespie
Apr 21st, 2011
Compost? But what if I live in a condo?
The City of Vancouver's city-wide organic waste management program has hit the streets. But on-site composting remains the most economic and environmental way to handle kitchen waste. VO explores opt
Jun 1st, 2010
City's food scrap pick-up and composting program to begin on Earth Day
Getting Vancouver's meal scraps out of the landfill and into the city's composting program will start on Earth Day. The first phase of the program, according to the City of Vancouver's website, will i
Mar 31st, 2010