Gardening

Guilt-free drinking

Guilt-free drinking

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...

The Food Lover’s Garden 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...

Small Farms

Small Farms

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

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 Victoria Garden

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...

Celebrating the art of plowing

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...

Seed guide

Seed guide

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 smileyo@xplornet.com Located northwest of Edmonton, this small, kitchen-table seed house...

Growing up

Growing up

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...

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