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The privilege to grow food
As recently as World War II, growing some of our own food was an act of subsistence. War efforts in Canada and elsewhere encouraged people to grow vegetables as a way to supplement food sources...
Jun 1st, 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
Soil: Don’t treat it like dirt
Soil keeps us alive and regulates the climate. Let’s give it the respect it deserves.
Dec 6th, 2015
Why leaving your leaves is loving your leaves
Leaves can be incredibly helpful in garden beds, and are a winter refuge for wildlife – as long as we don’t take them away.
Nov 22nd, 2015
How to store vegetable seeds
Seeds take care of us by providing delicious food, so let’s take care of them. Use these tips to store vegetable seeds.
Nov 15th, 2015
Five ways to grow food when you don't have a garden
It turns out that condo-dwellers have some surprising advantages when it comes to growing food.
Nov 7th, 2015
What happens when you plant seeds in November?
Gardening is all about curiosity and creative exploration. Sometimes, I try things that break all the rules, just because it’s fun and interesting. Like planting seeds in November.
Nov 1st, 2015
What gardeners eat in the fall
The rewards of year-round gardening are truly delicious. At this time of year, there’s plenty to harvest and little maintenance required.
Oct 25th, 2015