Winemakers are finding themselves smack dab in the middle of curious times. Wine drinkers are becoming more proactive in their choices and brand dedication. Sure, we’re all prone to fun labels with dancing hippos and frisky zebras, but when all is said and done (and...
Who Let The #$%@ Dogs Out?
Tips on how to make a pet-friendly and pet-proof garden.
A Mid-Winter Dream: Garden Planning under Three Feet of Snow
This is the time of year the owner of South Pond Farms starts planning the events and menus she’ll be offering when summer finally comes. When I moved to this farm Southern Ontario over ten years ago, I never imagined I would turn so much of the land over to growing...
The Food Lover’s Garden Growing
An excerpt from "The Food Lover’s Garden: Growing, Cooking and Eating Well" by Jenni Blackmore. GREENS “Greens” is a catch-all description of a huge and wonderfully diverse range of plants that really do deserve a whole chapter (if not a whole book) to themselves, but...
Lavender: a little patch of heaven
What’s the Best Hardy Lavender to Grow from Seeds? Best of the Harrowsmith Garden Trials.
We need to move away from mass production, and there’s zero doubt in my mind we are heading that way. Small farms are the future.
Chewing up the Scenery
Popular Plants Can Poison Your Pets: Baneberry, Deadly nightshade, Lambkill… As their folk names suggest, many seemingly innocent plants are a real hazard if eaten. It’s normal for cats and dogs to chew on long grass and other greenery. To ensure that poisonous plants aren’t on the menu, all gardeners with pets (not to mention young children or visiting grandkids) should poison-proof their gardens.
The future of farming
What does every kid learn in school? That to grow anything, you need seed, soil, water and sun. But what if you removed soil from the equation? Wouldn’t the possibilities be almost endless? And now that’s becoming a reality. A form of agriculture that combines...
The Victoria Garden
You have to pity Victoria Bick and her staff. It's an unseasonably scorching day in late May. The midday sun is a harsh mistress. But, there they are, working in the restored kitchen garden of Dundurn Castle. They move about in long skirts, long sleeves, bonnets and...
5 Ways the Face of Modern Farming is Changing
The bucolic image of a farmer waking up at the crack of dawn and carrying a pail to the barn to milk the cows as the sun peeps over the horizon has become a thing of the past. These days, he’ll most likely be checking his smartphone while sipping his first coffee of...
Celebrating the art of plowing
Picture brightly coloured decor, smiling faces, a welcoming ambience under sunny skies, and spectators in a decidedly relaxed mood. That is what greeted visitors to the 2015 edition of the International Plowing Match (IMB) in Finch, Ontario, a festival celebrating the...
YOUR GUIDE TO SEED HOUSES & SPECIALTY NURSERIES ACROSS CANADA 130+ entries Our most comprehensive survey…ever! A’BUNADH SEEDS P.O. Box 127 Cherhill, AB T0E 0J0 780-785-2622 email@example.com Located northwest of Edmonton, this small, kitchen-table seed house...
Let it grow with Mark Cullen
Summertime serves up the best of fresh fare, with fruits and vegetables packed with flavour. Nurture your own crops this season for the ultimate take on eating local, and watch your garden grow.
Farm Fresh – From Farm to Table
Thanks to its natural bounty, Prince Edward County is home to a thriving farm-to-table scene.
Visiting a farm no longer constitutes a meandering drive down country roads, air infused with manure. The face of farming is ever changing and popping up unexpectedly in city centres, where horns are heard more than bird sound. High-rise farming initiatives are making...