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Shaded vegetable garden
Food production

Growing vegetables in the shade

...grow your own food but have limited access to all day sun, do not fret - a bountiful harvest is still well within your reach. Just like the gardeners that grow ...

Indoor hydroponic vegetable garden
Food production

Growing food indoors

...grow arugula, chard, strawberries, cherry tomatoes and more all year round in your very own home. Thanks to the craftsmanship and innovation of the folks at M...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

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

...own soil. For those of you who would like to grow food at home but have limited space, don't despair. Your dream of home-grown food is still within reach. You...

The Elegant Farm hydroponic bottle garden

Hydroponic bottle gardener launches kickstarter campaign

...growing Sprouting your own seeds is virtually free To help make this a reality or simply get your hands on one, check out Elegant Farm and start gro...

Urban farming

Landscaping, outdooring & urban farming

...growing vegetables. The best thing for your plants is rainwater, as ground water will usually contain minerals that over time will build up in soil and reduce i...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...grow a bit of food. There are edibles that grow well in shaded areas, and investigate outdoor hydroponics to increase your yield. There is a small but growing...

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

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...owns can be a dream come true. The nature of small towns is one of community and accessible downtown cores. Essential services like grocery stores, banks and po...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...your house and show it off. This can be done by installing solar panels and a full retrofit, or simply by composting, growing your own food, and collecting ra...

Keyhole Garden

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...own. All of this also amounts to less time being needed to maintain the garden throughout the growing season. Here are your basic considerations for building ...

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

...grown in the Himalayas does not automatically make it better for you than berries grown in your locale. Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are antioxidan...

High efficiency fireplaces and how to choose one
Wood stove and biomass heat

Choosing the right wood-burning stove or fireplace for both heat output & the environment

...your house large, medium or small? Is it pretty airtight or pretty drafty? Will your wood stove be the main heat source or just supplementary? Is your house poo...