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…

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….

The Bee’s Kneez ~ Nature Photography

Bees are almost impossible to capture in action. They flutter about with such focus and determination, rarely stopping to pose for the camera. Whenever I water the garden, I am armed with my camera in hopes of capturing the abundant life, activity and beauty. My hope is that such photographs capture the very interconnection and…

Joy of Summer ~ Nature Photography

The sheer beauty of sun, sand and ocean waves is indescribable. I am always in awe of the immense power of water and bathe in the blues, greens and yellows of summer as often as possible. These photographs capture my love of the earth’s summer beauty.

Little Beauties ~ Nature Photography

It is always so remarkable to see bees in action. As I read about whole bee colonies being doused out by synthetic agricultural chemicals around the world, it is my hope that these images speak to the beauty of those most vulnerable and those we take for granted. Nature isn’t here for us to use…

Inspirational Tuesday ~ Be A Part of the Growing-Your-Own Solution

“Fruit is nature’s purest and most immediate enjoyment, requiring nothing more than a rinse or simple rub on your shirt to clean it. From the fruit-eater’s point of view, it’s effortless pleasure. It demands non of the slicing, chopping soaking, or parboiling needed by vegetables.  Even on a chemical level, its energy is more accessible,…

Inspirational Monday ~ Mini-Farm Your Front Lawn

I woke up this morning to a great post written and illustrated by two women, Jennifer Luxton and Erin Sagen, titled Comic: Why You Should Turn Your Yard Into a Mini-Farm. Take the time to read it and get inspired to do things differently. They wrote this article for YES! Magazine to incite people to ditch…