Gardens & Urban Agriculture

Gardening, food production, interior plants and living walls

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Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables for Homes & Apartments

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

Growing food at home, even in an apartment, is easy for both adults & kids ; here is a beginner’s guide to growing tasty greens & vegetable sprouts indoors - just add some window space and let the harvest begin !… A certain level of independence and a real sense of satisfaction can be gained from the growing hobby of …

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

The importance and the benefits of creating buildings and landscapes that retain and manage rainwater on site.… Stormwater - why it's important to choose permeable surfaces for paths & driveways As cities expand into the green space around them, naturally permeable landscapes are replaced with buildings, roads and par…

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces

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

With a little creativity & ingenuity small spaces can be maximized for a greater food harvest from your garden & look great doing so!… Many of us look forward to the unmistakable taste of fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruit, especially those that come from our own soil. For those of you who would like to grow fo…

Flow Frames: A father and son revolutionize beekeeping and put honey o

Flow Frames: Revolutionary beekeeping puts honey on tap.

Imagine siphoning honey straight from the hive, no muss, no fuss, with little to no stress on the bees.… Can you imagine having honey on tap straight from your beehive? That is exactly what father and son team Stuart and Cedar Anderson aim to bring to market with an Indiegogo campaign they are launching later this mon…

Installing a rainwater catment system

Installing a rainwater catchment system

If you think a rainwater catchment system might be what you're looking for, whether to maintain independance or to further water conservation, read on.… setting up a rainwater catchment system If it is not for financial reasons, why are you installing a water tank? Here are some reasons: To do your part for water con…

Rain barrels for storm water management and rainwater harvesting

Introduction to rainwater harvesting

Whether you plan to use rainwater for toilets, showers or properly filtered for drinking, harvesting rainwater can be an excellent part of a home water efficiency strategy.… Rainwater harvesting is a great strategy for reducing domestic water use and protecting our homes and the land surrounding it. Harvesting rainwat…

Shaded vegetable garden success

Growing vegetables in the shade

Don’t let a lack of direct sun exposure stop you from growing your own food, there area many vegetables that will grow well in the shade.… If you're like me and you love to grow your own food but have limited access to all day sun, do not fret - a bountiful harvest is still well within your reach. Just like the garden…

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

Growing food in urban cores with the Urban Farm Unit

Designer Damien Chivialle re-imagines how we feed our cities, one container at a time, combining aquaculture & hydroponics:.… So, urban agriculture. It's important, right? That’s certainly the conclusion I've come to when pondering the future of food production, our future on this planet, and sustainability in genera…

Indoor hydroponic vegetable garden

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.… Introducing BioCity's indoor vertical veggie garden. This beautiful installation made with r…

Dog strangling vine invasive species

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

How to identify and choose plants that are native to your region.… 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 lac…

Keyhole Garden

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

How to get this drought-resistant efficient growing method working for you, a five step process.… A keyhole garden is a circular raised garden bed with a compost basket at the center and a keyhole-shaped path that allows access to the entire garden. The compost basket can be fed throughout the season and will continua…

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