Around North America, there is a resurgence of interest in harvesting, preserving and cooking with local food. With local farmer’s markets, backyard chickens, and victory gardens making a comeback, people are more aware of issues surrounding the sustainability of their food choices. [ad#468] Books such as “The 100 Mile Diet” and “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” have […]
I received a surprise email late last week from one of my readers, Eva Johannsen, who runs a native tree farm in Winlaw, BC asking if I’d like some free organic seedlings.
Image by urbanworkbench via Flickr Robyn and I are ordering seeds and equipment in preparation for our first year of SPIN gardening. “SPIN-gardeners are always thinking of ways to creatively expand, just like SPIN-farmers,” Satzewich says.The SPIN system involves “relay planting,” densely sowing one crop after another to keep the beds perpetually full; growing short-season, […]