Garden / Guides

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood if that's your thing. Community: Do you like the neighbours and community? Is it kid friendly? (this is good to know, even if you hate kids) How ...

Disposing of old batteries

Waste management: compost and recycling In order for your compost to be healthy, you will need to ensure that its composition is varied and mixed. You also need to choose an effective compos...

Shaded vegetable garden success
Food production

Growing vegetables in the shade

...Garden!. Now that you know which vegetables grow best in the shade , learn more about how to start a garden and growing food at home in the fo...

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...gardens, rain water collection is a great solution. You should be diverting water from your home anyway, so you likely have an eaves trough system. For under a ...

Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables for Homes & Apartments
Food production

Food & Greens can be grown easily indoors - here's how! One of the easiest ways to make a succesful vegetable garden at home is by doing something called lasagna gardening , but what happens if you live in an...

Edible Perennials

A guide to growing edible perennials.

When beginning to think about permanent edible landscape design and forest gardening, taking in the general concepts of Permaculture can help tremendously. A...

Installing a rainwater catment system
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Installing a rainwater catchment system with some independence from water restrictions; to use rainwater for laundry, showers and toilets; for increased water independance. What size of...

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

Growing food in urban cores with the Urban Farm Unit, they can produce abundent vegetables and fruits in an urban setting . There are some more ingenious solutions to growing food in urban areas, and fo...

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces For greater detail on sustainable urban landscapes, check out some of the following pages: Read about Water Permeable Surfaces for Driveways & Pathway...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now Much more than just a beautiful face, designed from the outset to stringent LEED ® certification standards, and with the possibility of adapting to a ...

Geothermal Heating Systems
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Geothermal heating for Homes in North America - Does it work & will it save money? area has to be dug up again in search of a tiny leak that is losing the system pressure. Geothermal horizontal loop system © Alexandre Gilbert Op...