Food production / Guides

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...food and the autonomy that comes with it,” Maude says. “Apart from the organic farmer in the neighboring town, it’s a bit of a food desert up here in Gaspésie. ...

Urban Farm Unit - Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Pisciculture and Urban Farming
Food production

Growing food in urban cores with the Urban Farm Unit

...food production, our future on this planet, and sustainability in general. As a proponent of urban agriculture it's also clear to me that both space and soil to...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...food co-ops and shopping at farmers' markets promotes local food production, tastes better, and is better for you. The agricultural industry is a huge consumer ...

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

...food in the Ecohome green home guide pages - how to build a greenhouse in a cold climate , how to grow food in small spaces , food that grows well in the shade ...

Alex and Jerelyn Wilson's Vermont farm
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

...food. I wanted to create a homestead with the capacity to become close to self-sufficient in food production should circumstances call for such a need—for exa...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 7 tips for growing food in small spaces

...food production that they might not otherwise get. We will face many challenges in the future around the issues of natural resources and food production, so the...

The Elegant Farm hydroponic bottle garden
Landscaping

Hydroponic bottle gardener launches kickstarter campaign

...food production. By contributing to the crowdfunding campaign, backers will help make the Elegant Farm widely available. Born out of a desire to grow food i...

The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix
Choosing where to live

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...food. If you have the space, there is little that tastes better than food you grew yourself. In most rural communities you will be able to find local farmers ...

Artistic rendition of the 2000 square foot sustainable home being buil
Living Building Challenge

Taking the Living Building Challenge

...food production. Other features will be a rainwater treatment system for showers, photovoltaic solar panels feeding the power grid and pre-fab straw bale walls....

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...production of most particle board, plywood, furniture, drywall, and electronic equipment. Formaldehyde and adhesives in cabinetry materials are a source of ...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...food production and good absorption of rainwater, reducing your storm water runoff. Cons: A vegetable garden obviously requires a lot of maintenance, an irr...