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What we're doing now to prepare for watering restrictions

Stage 1 watering restrictions went into effect in Vancouver on May 15, two weeks ahead of last year. So far, the rules apply to lawns and car washing only, but I’m not taking any chances. 2015 saw...
Get your soil ready for spring

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.
Seeds you can start in February

Seeds you can start in February

It’s still early days, but Vancouver’s warm climate means that there are a few seeds that eager gardeners can get a jump start on.
Why you should eat more beans in 2016

Why you should eat more beans in 2016

2016 is the year of beans, according to the UN. Here’s why you should eat more.

Support local farmers this year by joining a CSA

Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) offers a delicious way to participate in the local food economy.
How to make three days’ worth of packed lunches in an hour

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.
Ginger and red currant solstice scones

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.
Harvesting from the freezer

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.
Soil: Don’t treat it like dirt

Soil: Don’t treat it like dirt

Soil keeps us alive and regulates the climate. Let’s give it the respect it deserves.
Why leaving your leaves is loving your leaves

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.