Growing in the shade / Guides

Shaded vegetable garden success
Food production

Growing vegetables in the shade

...the sun during the hottest months of the growing season. If you live in an apartment or want to grow food & vegetables inside, also find out how here . As a g...

Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables for Homes & Apartments
Food production

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

...the same as the sprout seeds growing in your window; the difference being that they are seeded in soil rather than harnessing just moisture and light to grow, t...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

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

...ing up the straw with the slowly disintegrating straw bales our pumpkin and zuccinis are growing in. Try hanging planters: Strawberries will thrive in hanging...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...in place apart from the windows and polythene walls which are raised during the day to bring in fresh dry air and to avoid overheating. Growing season: Ther...

Keyhole Garden
Landscaping

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...ing needed to maintain the garden throughout the growing season. Mix a keyhole garden with vegetables that grow in the shade , and you've a winning combination ...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...in small spaces , and can also find out which are the best vegetables to grow in the shade - it simply takes choosing the right varieties and using the best tec...

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...

Passive home designer Harold Orr, one of the original high performance homes
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...ing the air / vapour barrier to the outside of the interior wall and installing the ceiling air / vapour barrier and drywall on the ceiling before installing th...

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

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
Landscaping

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...