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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.
Oct 4th, 2015
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.
Sep 27th, 2015
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.
Sep 20th, 2015
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.
Sep 13th, 2015
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.
Sep 6th, 2015
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.
Aug 30th, 2015
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.
Aug 22nd, 2015
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.
Aug 16th, 2015
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....
Aug 15th, 2015
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.
Aug 8th, 2015