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Choice Moms Raising Peaceful Warriors

by: EJ on 03/08/2018

Happy International Women's Day.  There are so many reasons to celebrate women.  One of my favourites is this.  Paul Hawkins researched the top most effective actions to take to combat climate change for his recent book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. He discovered that educating girls and promoting …

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Hand Pollinating Squash

by: Sara on 03/07/2018

Bees are called "nature's sparkplugs" because without them, many plants can't start to produce a crop. But wild bees are scarcer now, and few people keep domestic honeybees in populated areas anymore. Bees are also less active in cool weather, so flowers go unpollinated when it is cool and rainy. People need to know how to hand pollinate flowers. …

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The Ever Curious Gardener is Coming

by: EJ on 03/06/2018
Posted in: Gardening , Guest Posts

Today's blog is a guest post from Lee Reich, author of the soon to be released The Ever Curious Gardener: Using a Little Natural Science for a Much Better Garden.

Finally, after all the hard work, I have in hand the first copies of my new book The Ever Curious Gardener: Using a Little Natural Science for a Much Better Garden. This book grew out of …

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Tips for gardening in the Pacific Northwest with Linda Gilkeson, author of Backyard Bounty

by: Sara on 02/28/2018

Master gardener and author Linda Gilkeson has just released the Revised & Expanded 2nd Edition of her best-selling book Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to Year-round Gardening in the Pacific Northwest. Linda agreed to answer some of our most pressing gardening questions in the interview below, and chose two winning questions from those …

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100,000 Staples and 26 Tonnes of Plaster and Still Counting

by: Sara on 01/30/2018

Today's post is from our editor Rob West's blog The Handcrafted Life. Rob and his family returned to Canada after 10 years in the UK to build their dream home, a site-cut roundwood timber framed house with light clay straw walls and a cob floor. But where oh where to find the information to build such a thing?

One of Rob's first endeavors as a New …

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