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Food security is a political issue

Access to healthy and affordable food is one of the most basic things we need to ensure a safe and productive society. The right to food deserves to be an election issue.
Giving our soil, and ourselves, a chance to rest

Giving our soil, and ourselves, a chance to rest

Just like us, plants suffer when they aren’t adequately nourished. Fall can be a good time to give your soil a rest.
September is the time to do a fall garden cleanup.

How to do a fall garden cleanup

September is the time to do a fall garden cleanup. By clearing space, we’ll prevent disease and be able to make room for the last of the season’s plantings, like garlic and broad beans.
Row covers can help our vegetable gardens survive fall and winter weather.

Why your garden needs row covers

Row covers can go a long way towards helping our vegetable gardens survive fall and winter weather. With just a few supplies from a hardware store, you can create an effective crop protection system.
Learn to save tomato seeds for next year’s garden.

URBAN GARDENING: How to save tomato seeds

Did you grow great tomatoes this year? Find an extra-tasty variety at the farmer’s market? Learn to save the seeds for next year’s garden.
Seeds you can plant in September

URBAN GARDENING: Seeds you can plant in September

Fall is around the corner, but the gardening season is far from over for committed urban food growers. Here’s the lowdown on seeds you can plant in September.
How to save space in your garden with interplanting.

URBAN GARDENING: Interplanting makes the most of small food gardens [VIDEO]

Urban gardens are small by definition. Here’s how to save space in your garden with interplanting.

URBAN GARDENING: Condo living no barrier to being a city farmer

In an expensive city like Vancouver, many gardeners commute to their plots. Here are tips for gardening by bike and bus.

Your numerology cycles August 16–31

Calculate Your Key Number To find out what this month has in store for you, calculate your key number by adding the day and month of your birth. Continue adding until you arrive at a single digit....
How to grow salad greens all summer long.

BALCONY GARDENING: How to grow a steady supply of salad greens

The short shelf life of those grocery-store salad mixes is good reason to stagger-plant your own to pick fresh.