Climate Action in BC: The November Offensive

Originally posted on The Practical Utopian:
Will you join me? I need lots of people to join the November Offensive, so that together, we can make a difference. This summer’s forest fires and smoke-filled skies have left many of us asking, “What will it take to end the climate dithering and start DOING something to…

Grow Your Best Garden Ever – No Toxins, No Pests

“Andy Lopez goes to work with vinegar, a bag of flour, garlic cloves, peppermint soap, and a bottle of Tabasco sauce. He may sound like a Cajun chef, but he’s actually one of the world’s most respected organic gardeners. He uses these items as pesticides. As time passes, more and more so-called safe chemicals are…

Garden Surplus to Table Initiative Returning in 2019

Read About & Get On Board our ‘Garden Surplus to Table’ Program here…   September 12, 2018  We made the local newspaper!! Read the article written by Don Bodger for the Cowichan Citizen & Ladysmith Chronicle.   Because our neighbours have embraced this vision and the Pop Up Farm Stand concept has grown very quickly…

Buying Canadian: Canadian Countermeasures to US Tariffs

I love Marion Nestle’s “Food Politics” Blog.  She is a Paulette Goddard Professor, of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003 and from which she officially retired in September 2017. It is well worth it to listen to and read her thought-provoking interviews about the politics involved in food….

Creating A LOCAL FOOD Movement

Our mission is to feed our neighbours – creating more sustainable food security – as well as decreasing food waste and carbon emissions.   We do this by taking extra garden-grown food from local gardeners and brining it to the community at reasonable prices at our Garden Surplus to Table Pop Up Farm Stand.  Because…

Introducing Our ‘Garden Surplus to Table’ Program

Connecting Local Gardeners & Small-Scale Growers with their Community ~ Fostering Food Security & Access to Fresh Foods ~ Reducing Food Waste ~ Reducing Emissions Creating a Local Food Movement The greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production, even if on a small-scale, in our own gardens. If only 10 percent of us do…

Our First Farm Season

It has been a long while since my last blog. We moved to our new property in August 2017 and have been busy unpacking, landscaping, planting herbs and berry bushes, building garden beds as well as expanding the gardens. Our farm stand is now open on the weekends where we sell seasonal produce including culinary and…

Inspirational Sunday ~ Forest Bathing? Dive In

“What does a physician need to feel comfortable writing a prescription to someone to go spend time in nature?” For those who have regular contact with nature likely harbour a knowing about the not-so-subtle benefits on their overall sense of well-being. The concept of Nature bathing as a prescription from a medical professional is perhaps…

Inspirational Monday ~ Important Reads for Your Natural Health

5 Wellness Books to Read this Fall This shortlist of great reads came from a larger reading list recommended by the experts at the American College of Health Sciences. I regularly participate in ACHS continuing education courses and webinars and borrow the books they recommend from our local library. Here are my 5 favorite wellness books which I had a…

Seedling in the Wind Micro-Farm ~ Opening Spring 2018

Rather than fighting the world we reject, let’s use our knowledge, skills, insights, principle and techniques to create the world we do want. ~ Bill Mollison We are so proud to announce that Seedling in the Wind Micro-Farm will open in Spring 2018. We are located in beautiful Central Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada….