Growing food in the shade / Guides

Shaded vegetable garden
Food production

Growing vegetables in the shade

...the sun during the hottest months of the growing season. As a general guideline, plants that are grown for their leaves or stems will do better in partial sha...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 7 tips for growing food in small spaces up the straw with the slowly disintegrating straw bales our pumpkin and zuccinis are growing in. Try hanging planters: Strawberries will thrive in hanging...

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

...the whole-grain version. Aside from being better for your health, whole-grains are easier on the planet, in that the less processing a food undergoes, the least...

Urban farming

Landscaping, outdooring & urban farming

...inly when 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 an...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...the ground, keeping low and eliminating the need to mow, providing the perfect alternative to classic grass lawns. This category includes many low maintenance a...

Dog strangling vine invasive species

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

...ined 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...