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Managing Expectations - Prepare for the worst, hope for the best...

I have been pleasantly surprised this week:

Bumblebees in the early morning, honey bees in the late afternoon, parasitic and jewel bees all day!

My husband and I caved and cut back a few of the overhanging weed trees from the neighbour’s side; the manitoba maple(s), white mulberry and the silver maple that had overgrown right over our garage and half-died. 872 more words

Shady Vegetables

Buying Local: Week 15 & 6th CSA

We have really been rolling with our box this week.

K made a tasty veggie ragu Saturday night, then we used the cucumbers in a tangy yogurt sauce Sunday, and we also tried our hand at cooking green beans two different ways. 151 more words

Green City Living

Bertrams Inner City Farm: An approach to Urban Agriculture

The GreenHouse tunnels

Mama Refileo Molefe

Small plant,Large pepper

The mere thought of integrating the rural activity of farming into the urban culture leads us to imagine an immense task that revolves around the complete restructuring of the city-wide system. 337 more words

Urban Agriculture

Hard Vegetable Gardens = Farmers market run!

My vegetable patch is a very, very tiny patch.  About 2-4′ in width that points out to accommodate an annoying honey locust tree (Gleditsia triacanthos var. 614 more words

Growing Vegetables

Buying Local: Week 14

We have eaten just a bit of everything so far, but haven’t been able to fully get through any produce from last week’s CSA box. I had a couple beet smoothies and made a big batch of roasted veggies to take for lunch this week. 107 more words

Green City Living

Climate Smart Food in Urban Environments: Mapping Growing Capacity in Calgary, Alberta

This map was created for my recent research project on urban agriculture. “Climate Smart Food in Urban Environments: Mapping Growing Capacity in Calgary, Alberta” was a year long project that explored the potential of our immediate environment to produce local food. 57 more words


Travel Tuesday - Collingwood, Ont

Both of us deeply in need of a mid-summer weekend getaway, @oncewasaredelf and I went on a short roadtrip to visit my parents near Collingwood last weekend.   667 more words