Growing Urban ~ Progress on our Front Yard Garden

“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 this, there is enough for everyone. Hence the futility of revolutionaries who have no gardens, who depend on the very system they attack, and who produce words…

Inspirational Tuesday ~ 4 People Who Make the World a Better Place

Here are some amazing people in the world of permaculture, gardening and urban agriculture whose stories and creative endeavors are truly inspirational. They share their knowledge, experience and skills to make the world a better place. I hope that you too find inspiration here and some kernel of information to take with you on your…

Growing Chefs! A Curriculum Beyond the Classroom

Since moving to Vancouver Island, where food grows everywhere, our backyard has become a mini agricultural project. As a family, we have spent the last year and a half gardening, growing, harvesting and eating. Our kids have learned so much about the beginning, middle and end of the growing cycle and they love to cook…

Why Buy Locally Sourced Food?

Written by Jane Grueber Sustainable, organic and local are the Gold Standard when it comes to fresh food. What is local? Are locally grown or raised foods better than those produced by conventional industrial agriculture? Does buying local matter? The term ‘locavore’ was coined in 2012 to describe those people choosing to purchase food close…