Gardening means quite different things to all of us. To some it is all about growing fresh food for our family. To others it means creating a private landscape that takes us away from the rest of the world – our own private sanctuary!
Whatever gardening means to you, share your ideas! There is no best way to garden in our mind, other than what fits you the best. With so many great gardeners in Canada, we know that the ideas are boundless.
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We’ve just recently started playing around with microgreens for our family. Taking two old window blind displays that are best kept out of landfill, I reconfigured them a bit to line up the horizontal supports to allow for continuous shelves across both units. The light fixture that was previously hanging vertically […]
Banned pesticides pose a greater risk to bees than thought, EU experts warn
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
Here is an interesting perspective from Toby Hemenway on: Should you or shouldn’t you grow native plants in your yard. He is a powerful advocate of native plants. And, at the same time, is concerned that the passions of some other native plant advocates might lead down a path that […]
2015 Home Grown Food Summit. Get ready to learn the essentials of food cultivation, harvesting and storage that will prepare you to grow your more organic life. The Summit offers 30+ presentations to help you get home grown food on your dinner table. The Summit features the worlds leading experts in backyard food […]
Humus – the essential ingredient: Graeme Sait at TEDxNoosa – YouTube. As Graeme Sait explains in this must-see Tedx talk, we all need to protect and increase our healthy soils, which have been devastated through conventional farming and other means. The humus in soil is what traps carbon, holds moisture […]
Here is a rather successful Indiegogo campaign that allows you to support and own a very interesting new idea in Bee Hives. Instead of having to disturb the bees and endanger yourself to get at the honey, you can have the honey flow out easily through what looks to be […]
Here is a great way to make use of back yards pools. Many times you will hear people wondering how to get rid of their old in-ground pool. Instead of getting rid of it, take advantage of the structure to feed your family, or perhaps start an urban farm. The […]
The free showing is now over, but you can watch this trailer. Get involved and attend a public screening, or purchase screening rights to show in your area.
We have some old staging that my Dad gave us many years ago. It’s not safe for working on anymore, so we were trying to decide what to do with it. Then we thought, why not make use of in the Garden! By using two ends and one cross bar, […]