Gardens & Urban Agriculture

Gardening, food production, interior plants and living walls

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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.… Stormmwater - 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 a...

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 ...

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 m...

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.… Getting started: assess your situation. If it is not for financial reasons, why are you installing a water tank? Here are some reasons: do your part for water cons...

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 rainw...

Shaded vegetable garden

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 gard...

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 gene...

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...

Urban farming

Landscaping, outdooring & urban farming

Sustainable home landscaping has permeable surfaces, doesn't require a lot of watering, and ideally incorporates rainwater collection. Urban farming means you can eat what grows there, and that's even better.… How to grow vegetables and fruits in a garden Plants survived long before humans were around to water th...

CaGBC, LEED green building trends

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

The report, titled Canada Green Building Trends: Benefits Driving the New and Retrofit Market, is the first of its kind in Canada.… OTTAWA, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian green building market is poised to see strong growth over the next three years, with surveyed Canadian firms expecting to grow their green pra...

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

How to create landscaping surfaces that allow for the absorption of storm water.… Permeable Pavers or Paving Stones are best for Driveways and Paths Gaining an understanding of the importance of stormwater management may steer you towards a design and product choice in interlocking paver stones which will help yo...

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