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One of a Kind Hydroponic Greenhouses

One of a Kind Hydroponic Greenhouses

I live on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, one of the mildest climatic zones in Canada, where I grow figs, cherries, plums, walnuts, kiwi and copious other fruit and nuts on my three-acre farm. Japanese fibre bananas and pomegranates survive the winters...

How to Make Moss

How to Make Moss

So, when I wanted some moss on my concrete I thought it was a no-brainer. Well, check out my interesting moss adventure so you too can figure out how to make moss. That green stuff growing between my interlock pavers has been a bit of an issue. I don’t like weeds or...

Harrowsmith’s Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide

Harrowsmith’s Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide

My dad taught me all the essential stuff: how to throw a knuckle ball, pop a wheelie, crack off a slap shot and take a fish hook out of my shirt after my kid sister cast her line. He came to ALL of my soccer games and cross-country races and clipped out every crappy...

Trees Canada: Carbon offsets

Trees Canada: Carbon offsets

Tree Canada is one of the players on the voluntary carbon market, allowing people to offset the effects of their activities through the planting of trees. “It’s fine to purchase carbon credits that help a coal-fired plant in Poland switch to a cleaner way of producing...

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