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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.

The Belonging Project explores what it takes to belong in Vancouver

The Belonging Project explores what it takes to belong in Vancouver by introducing viewers to their neighbours.
Commercial Drive, the Drive, Grandview, Vancouver, Vancouver neighbourhoods

Why I love Commercial Drive

There's nothing homogeneous about life on the Drive.
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.

Canada only country to charge refugees interest on travel loans: advocates

Newcomers fleeing war face thousands of dollars in debt as they struggle to rebuild their lives in a new home, often using food money to repay federal loans.
Kerrisdale, Secret Garden Tea Company, Vancouver, Vancouver neighbourhoods

Why we love Kerrisdale

Jennifer Hungerford and her seven-year-old daughter Victoria are the unofficial 'tea party tourists' of Kerrisdale. It's a tradition they started when Victoria was three, and since then they've had...

Mayor to join partners at new refugee housing construction project

This is adapated from a news alert by the City of Vancouver. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is joining with community partners to inspect construction progress of the new Immigrant Services Society...
end-of-summer music releases

We've assembled a hot collection of music released across British Columbia this summer

This hot dry summer, there was more ablaze than the province's forests. Musicians from Victoria to Elkford released new albums showing what rich culture we have here.
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.