Growing / Guides

Edible Perennials
Landscaping

A guide to growing edible perennials.

...growing plants and ground cover. Plants that enjoy similar conditions and/or have a symbiotic relationship with one another are often arranged near one another in guilds. Careful consideration to conditions such as soil and exposure to sun as well as guild mates is wise given the significant investment and permanence i...

Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables for Homes & Apartments
Food production

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

...growing sprouts and microgreens at home to suppliment our diet, here are some more pages about growing food at home indoors or in backyards . Vegetables that grow well in the shade Growing food at home in small spaces - 7 top tips Urban farming - a guide to growing edible perennials in your yard ...

Keyhole Garden
Landscaping

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...growing season. Mix a keyhole garden with vegetables that grow in the shade , and you've a winning combination for urban gardens! Here are your basic considerations for building a keyhole garden, broken down to four fairly simple steps. 1.) Site: Once you have chosen an area large enough to house an 8 - 10 foot dia...

Shaded vegetable garden success
Food production

Growing vegetables in the shade

...growing food at home in the following pages: How to create a Lasgna Garden - Step by Step Guide Growing food at home in small spaces - 7 top tips Urban farming - a guide to growing edible perennials in your yard How to build a backyard greenhouse in cold climates Find more about green life...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 8 great tips for growing food in small spaces

...Growing food in raised beds makes small garden maintenance easy Here are just a few of the advantages of growing food in a raised bed in a small garden: An extended growing season . A raised bed will warm up faster than the ground in the spring and in the fall your bed can easily be tented to extend your growin...

Indoor hydroponic vegetable garden
Food production

Growing food indoors

Introducing BioCity's indoor vertical veggie garden. This beautiful installation made with reclaimed wine bottles allows you to 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 Montreal based company BioCity, ...

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

7 key principles for an abundant greenhouse

...growing in the ground or in raised beds. More to come on soil tips. Recent Projects: © Ceres Greenhouse Solutions Thanks again to Lindsey and Ceres for this most informative post. Intrigued and want to learn more? Be sure to check out their blog. Have experience with a year round greenhous...

The Pros & Cons of Lasagna Gardening for Growing Food
Food production

Lasagna Gardening: the pros & cons of a lasagna garden

...growing food at home in the following pages: How to create a Lasgna Garden - Step by Step Guide Vegetables that grow well in the shade Growing food at home in small spaces - 7 top tips Urban farming - a guide to growing edible perennials in your yard How to build a backyard greenhouse in c...

Urban Farm Unit - Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Pisciculture and Urban Farming
Food production

Growing food in urban cores with the Urban Farm Unit

...growing food in urban areas, and for those unfamiliar with aquaponics, the term refers to a sustainable food production system that combines traditional aquaculture (raising fish or aquatic animals in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water without the use of soil) in a symbiotic environment. It's easy t...

CaGBC, LEED green building trends
LEED Homes

New report shows Canadian green building market growing steadily with owners seeing strong benefits from building green.

...growing demand and investment over the next three years." "This report is exciting because it demonstrates that the majority of the Canadian green building market recognizes the value that healthy green buildings have," says Harvey Bernstein, Vice President of Industry Insights and Alliances at McGraw Hill Constructi...

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...growing number of prefabricated or modular construction projects. Ecohome's thoughts on prefab & modular construction in relation to sustainable buildings As the homes and buildings that we live and work in are having a devastating impact on the planet , any methods that can be effective in significantly reducing t...