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. I like to know what we are eating, where it comes from and that the food we consume is organic in reflection of our values. Our greenhouse will be a lifelong ap...

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

Growing food in urban cores with the Urban Farm Unit

...food in urban areas, and for those unfamiliar with aquaponics, the term refers to a sustainable food production system that combines traditional aquaculture (raising fish or aquatic animals in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water without the use of soil) in a symbiotic environment. It's easy to get be...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...food production, tastes better, and is better for you. The agricultural industry is a huge consumer of fossil fuels, not just transportation but through pesticide use, fertilizers, planting and harvesting. Planting your own garden is a great use of outdoor space and can noticeably supplement your summer food producti...

Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables for Homes & Apartments
Food production

Food & Greens can be grown easily indoors - here's how!

...food at home indoors or in backyards . Vegetables that grow well in the shade Growing food at home in small spaces - 7 top tips Urban farming - a guide to growing edible perennials in your yard How to build a backyard greenhouse in cold climates How to reduce climate impact with green food...

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 example, if a long-term drought in the West and Midwest with no snow pack in the Rockies and Sierras curtails agricultural production in the grain belt and Califor...

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 indoors in his Montreal home, Jesse Herbert of Oopsmark developed the Elegant Farm vertical hydroponic system. It's easy to operate, takes up less than 1 square ...

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

...food choices can affect climate change , learn how to grow your own 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 and much more.

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 8 great 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 ability to grow food in one capacity or another is a skill that may be quite valuable for future generations. 7.) Try lasagna gardening (it's a method, not w...

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 offering vegetables, meats and eggs. In certain ways rural living can’t help but increase your personal emissions, food production and buying local is one way t...

Natural Gas is being phased out - why & when?
Heating with gas and oil

Why Natural Gas is Being Phased Out of New Home Construction (and When?)

...food waste we generate, and composting it to produce biomethane. In North America, up to 40% of the food we produce gets thrown away - with the majority going into landfills where it rots, producing methane that floats off into the atmosphere. Great that we found a use for some of that rotting food, even better if we a...

The Pros & Cons of Lasagna Gardening for Growing Food
Food production

Lasagna Gardening: the pros & cons of a lasagna garden

...food safe paper and cardboard for layering would require a concerted effort for larger areas of food production. Our Conclusion: Lasagna Gardening Drawbacks vs. Benefits Growing lettuce and greens in a lasagna garden There is some work and time involved in successful lasagne gardening, but there would be with...