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My family has always promoted the organic-free-range-no-high-fructose-corn-syrup lifestyle.

I say “my family,” but really I mean my parents; I was usually an unenthusiastic participant in the community gardening and Tom’s-of-Maine-toothpaste purchases. 973 more words

Short Pieces

Solid Waste Management in Canada//Lessons from Edmonton

I toured the City of Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC) on August 29, 2014. This was my first tour of an integrated solid and liquid waste management centre in a developed country. 177 more words


Preparing The Ground

OK this will be the winter where I get LOTS of projects done. Hopefully. With any luck. Well, some, anyway…

The two main projects that are most pressing are the two new polytunnels I bought second-hand from Oxford at the end of the summer; now Richard and Keith have kindly moved the fence for me (sorry horses, your field is shrinking once again), I need to get the ground ready, then put the frames up. 161 more words


Make it a double

I live in San Francisco. For those of you who don’t know it, the city of San Francisco banned plastic bags a few years ago. And then the city decided that consumers who don’t provide their own, reusable bags when they purchase merchandise, food, or just about anything, need to be charged a dime if they want a paper bag in which to put said merchandise, food, or just about anything. 749 more words


The Crazy Mulch Lady

This may just be me. It’s sort of a cross between the crazy cat lady and the guys who go around the neighborhood on the night everyone puts out their recycling looking for bottles and cans. 389 more words


The Multi-Functional Compost Pile

This past spring we built several compost piles with the goal of making them as multi-functional as possible.  In Permaculture, this is called stacking functions, where an element (compost pile) serves multiple functions.   1,192 more words

Ready for the Rake

It’s that time of year again. The beautiful colours in the trees are slowly disappearing. The vibrant red, orange, and yellow leaves are slipping from the trees they have called home and are drifting on the breeze. 424 more words