Brainstorming in session! We are currently re-thinking how to share sustainable living ideas on our site. Since 2008, we have had great bunch of contributors help to fill our site with stories from around the world. Seeing as some of them are running out of steam or re-focussing their directions, we felt it was a good time to take a step back and re-evaluate how to move forward with new ideas. We would be happy to hear your ideas on what you would like to see.
Natural Home and Garden Canada
NaturalHomeandGarden.ca has been a sustainability community / blog portal for everyone to learn and share ideas on sustainable living, gardening, eating, food, home design, building and renovating. We have scoured the world for interesting news articles and sustainable learning opportunities, as well as offering a place for writers and bloggers to show off their talents. We started life in 2008 as BCHomeandGarden.com, but as we were finding people across Canada looking for information on living and building more sustainably, we thought we better change our name to better reflect our audience. In 2011 we made the switch. We believe it is our duty to try and keep this world as healthy as we can for the next 100+ generations. If we all do our best to live a sustainable lifestyle, we will accomplish this goal. Looking forward to hearing your ideas! Below are some current ideas of where we could head.
Create a Community Forum
Members could share their ideas, projects related to living / building / gardening sustainably
Create an "Etsy" style market for Canadian made home and garden related products
Each Vendor would run their own store
Partner with natural product manufacturers to offer their products on-line
There would be one store, with all products bought from us.
Let us know your ideas!
Posts from our Friends
While we re-define ourselves, please enjoy these posts from around the world
Today’s blog post is reposted from Tropical Permaculture, an excellent site that I’ve been using lately. Sites like Tropical Permaculture and Eco Oasis that have specialized, expert level advice are invaluable. In a few hours of research you can glean important ideas that others learned over many years and use them to greatly improve your […]
What’s Life in Miniature really like? Ask the fairies – they know…
In addition to profiling my 25 most popular house plans, my new house plan book ’25 Small Sustainable House Plans’ also includes 3D drawings and construction details on how to build 20 features for sustainable home such as lofts, porches, alternative roofs, low cost floors, how to add on to an earthbag house, how to […]
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Free PDF about how to rebuild Nepal sustainably by Patti Stouter of Build Simple.org. Read the entire PDF for free at the source: Build Simple.org
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It is my honor to introduce Dr. Jerry Epps, my friend’s poverty reduction plan. He helped inspire me as I developed the Take it to Zero and Rosetta Interactive Library projects (both still in early start-up stages) as I helped inspire his Recipe for Hope project. “The goal of Recipe for Hope is to End […]
“When this was a lawn, we had to work very hard to keep weeds under control. Now that it’s a vegetable garden, we do next to nothing. Today I talk about how we turned a high maintenance lawn with a seemingly insurmountable weed problem into a productive low-maintenance vegetable garden where weeds are, at worst, […]
“Earthships can be built to create fantastic survival shelters. This simple shelter is being constructed in Te Puke (New Zealand) as part of a training program aimed at teaching survivors of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu how to construct these robust buildings for their communities.” More info on this project here: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/survival-shelter-earthship/ YouTube We don’t often […]
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Banned pesticides pose a greater risk to bees than thought, EU experts warn | Environment | The Guardian
New study by European Food and Safety Authority finds ‘high risk’ to bees from neonicotinoid pesticide sprays prompting calls for extending ban Source: Banned pesticides pose a greater risk to bees than thought, EU experts warn | Environment | The Guardian