Garden / Guides

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...garden’ refers to planting areas that have a depth of 6 inches and up. Deeper soil supports a greater variety of plants such as vegetables, shrubs and even smal...

Gabion walls can be used for building homes
Concrete and masonry

Gabion Walls - what is a gabion cage & how to build with them?

...gardens. They are rectangular baskets of metallic lattice filled with stones and their origin dates back to war times when they were erected to protect agains...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...garden for half the yield. Less lawn to mow and free healthy food can be pretty enticing. And involve the local kids in your garden. Growing food is a skill tha...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...garden, and hooking up to the city water main and sewers right in front of the house. The addition of a gas generator to power the home is the part we have th...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...garden to make great use of it. 5. House Dimension: The shape of an Earthship is typically very narrow and very long. This is by no means an optimal s...

Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
LEED Homes

Canada Ranks as the top country for LEED green building for second year in a row

...Garden, LEED Platinum St. John, New Brunswick: The City of St. John Police Headquarters, LEED Gold Toronto, Ontario: WaterPark Place, LEED Platinum (first C...

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...garden or changing the design, be certain that the land is graded away from the house where possible, away from stair and window wells, and that soil levels or ...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...gardening, greening our streets, promoting alternatives to pesticides etc. Check local bulletin boards and community centres for groups in your area, and watc...

Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables for Homes & Apartments
Food production

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

...garden. 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
Landscaping

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...