Growing food efficiently / Guides

7 Principles of a super abundant, solar, year round greenhouse
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

7 key principles for an abundant greenhouse

...food revolution! 1.) Orient the greenhouse to the South. Starting with a location that gets enough light with Southern orientation is the essential first step to creating a super-abundant greenhouse. The North side can be used as a storage / potting shed or chicken coop (shown below). See more tips on siting and or...

Dog strangling vine invasive species
Landscaping

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

Invasive plants are defined as plants from other continents, countries or even other regions of Canada. Humans have been introducing foreign plants to new lands since the 17th century, for horticultural, agricultural or medicinal purposes. Due to a lack of natural competitors they can often propagate swiftly and compl...

Keyhole Garden
Landscaping

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...food waste, breads, pastas and oils. Source: Fix.com Blog Once the outer walls have been marked and the center compost basket is constructed, you can begin to fill the raised bed with the "lasagna" method. A layer of cardboard at the bottom will prevent any weeds or grass from growing through from the soil below....