Local food / Guides

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...food can be pretty enticing. And involve the local kids in your garden. Growing food is a skill that is lost to most urban dwellers, and it’s a skill our childr...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...local and get started in urban farming. Buying from food co-ops and shopping at farmers' markets promotes local food production, tastes better, and is better ...

The Elegant Farm hydroponic bottle garden

Hydroponic bottle gardener launches kickstarter campaign

...local urban food production. By contributing to the crowdfunding campaign, backers will help make the Elegant Farm widely available. Born out of a desire to...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...food and the autonomy that comes with it,” Maude says. “Apart from the organic farmer in the neighboring town, it’s a bit of a food desert up here in Gaspésie. ...

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

...food in the Ecohome green home guide pages - how to build a greenhouse in a cold climate , how to grow food in small spaces , food that grows well in the shade ...

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

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...food. If you have the space, there is little that tastes better than food you grew yourself. In most rural communities you will be able to find local farmers ...

Urban farming

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...food we produce at our homes is food that isn't part of the agricultural industry , which is a huge consumer of natural resources. If you have a bit of space, u...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...local electricity rates weighed against the 'per kilowatt hour' rates for installing home PV systems is really what will determine the value and payback period;...

Disposing of old batteries

Waste management: compost and recycling

...local municipality will be able to provide you with that information. It goes without saying, since you probably already know if you have a bin for recycling ...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...local options for diversion (e.g. recycling, reuse) of all anticipated major constituents of the project waste stream, including cardboard packaging and househo...

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

7 key principles for an abundant greenhouse

...local produce, all year long. Long live the food revolution! 1.) Orient the greenhouse to the South. Starting with a location that gets enough light with So...