Change Of Season, A New Set Of Tasks In The Garden

  As much as I love the warm summer months, I am so excited to welcome the fall season. Beautiful, vibrant colors, the crisp air, and homemade apple pies make me happy. But don’t permanently exchange your garden tools for the rolling pin just yet; there’s still some...

Studies Show Medical Cannabis Can Help Wide Range Of Health Problems

If you’re looking for immediate symptom relief to a health problem, then medicinal marijuana might be the answer. Two recent studies by researchers at The University of New Mexico found that medical cannabis not only instantly helped sufferers of dozens of health...

The Art of Gardening: Looking To Nature For Inspiration

There’s no denying the link between art and gardening; flowers and other plant life have influenced artists for centuries. Famous painters such as Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Georgia O’Keefe are just some of the few who looked to gardens and landscapes for...

What’s In Our Food? Study Finds Traces Of Glyphosate In Some Products

It’s not the headline you want to read over your morning bowl of cereal, or ever, for that matter. A Canadian study has found the very controversial chemical glyphosate in more than a dozen different foods, including General Mills’ Cheerios and Kellogg’s...

Tech Trends: LED Grow Lights Have Come A Long Way

Technology is modifying and improving almost all fields and businesses today, and the agriculture and growing industries are no exception. Recently, lights entered the game and modified the traditional understanding of growing, and today, LED grow lights...

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Nursery of Trees to plant this fall
Change Of Season, A New Set Of Tasks In The Garden
  As much as I love the warm summer months, I am so excited to welcome the fall season. Beautiful, vibrant colors, the crisp air, and homemade apple pies make me happy. But don’t permanently exchange your garden tools for the rolling pin just yet; there’s still some...
How to Save Seeds
Tips For Saving Seeds For Next Year’s Gardens
When the sun sets earlier and the nights start getting cooler, you know it’s time to start thinking about saving your seeds for next growing season. It’s almost too daunting to think about starting over again in the spring, especially after devoting so...
Medicinal garden with a lake view
The Healing Powers Of Medicinal Gardens
Herbalism is often considered to be an alternative form of medicine, but there’s nothing alternative about it. Plants have been used to treat a variety of illnesses for thousands of years. Long before Aspirin and Advil, our ancestors achieved pain relief...
NASA's Space Garden
How Space Gardening Might Affect How We Grow Things On Earth
I determined at a young age I could never be an astronaut because of what they eat in outer space. There’s something so unappealing about freeze-dried space food, don’t you think? Of course, there are many reasons for why I can’t be an astronaut. But let’s...
Lufa Farms
Lufa Farms: A Model For Feeding Cities And Reconnecting People To Food
Fixing a broken food system and reconnecting people with the food they eat is no easy task. But Lufa Farms in Montreal is doing it. With three rooftop greenhouses spread out across the city, Lufa has 140,000 sq. ft. of growing space dedicated to feeding...
Modern Farming
Quality Over Quantity: Modern Farming Company Changing The Foodscape
Quantity over quality; that just about sums up today’s food industry. We want lots of food, we want it fast, and we want it cheap. So, we turn to mass-produced foods that are often genetically modified and full of chemicals, herbicides and other things we...
Hemp, Medicinal Cannabis
Studies Show Medical Cannabis Can Help Wide Range Of Health Problems
If you’re looking for immediate symptom relief to a health problem, then medicinal marijuana might be the answer. Two recent studies by researchers at The University of New Mexico found that medical cannabis not only instantly helped sufferers of dozens of health...
Common cereals containing glyphosate cheerios being one of them.
What’s In Our Food? Study Finds Traces Of Glyphosate In Some Products
It’s not the headline you want to read over your morning bowl of cereal, or ever, for that matter. A Canadian study has found the very controversial chemical glyphosate in more than a dozen different foods, including General Mills’ Cheerios and Kellogg’s...
Urban beekeeping in Paris
Urban Beekeeping On The Rise Around The World
Have you seen the pictures and videos of the New York City hot dog stand taken over by bees last week? The corner of Broadway and West 43rd street was shut down after 30,000 of them swarmed the vendor’s umbrella. Honey with your hot dog, anyone? Officials...
Hummingbirds
Why You Shouldn’t Feed Hummingbirds Red Dye
In the same group as bees and butterflies, hummingbirds are not to be forgotten as very important pollinators. When they drink nectar from our flowers, their foreheads rub against the stamens and pistils, thus collecting pollen and moving it around our...
Make your own home remedies with medicinal plants
Nature-Approved: Try These Remedies Made From Medicinal Plants
My five-year-old daughter has terrible eczema all over her body; people ask me all the time what the painful-looking rashes are on her arms and legs. I tried products with cortisone without any luck. Then, earlier this summer at the farmer’s market, a...
mushrooms growing in your houseplants
What To Do When You Find Mushrooms Growing In Your Houseplants
I’ve successfully grown my first mushrooms! Great news, right? Nope. Unfortunately, I wasn’t even trying to grow mushrooms, and therefore, these are not edible or even wanted. I have two beautiful Clivia Miniata plants in my front windows, also known as...
LED Grow Lights
Tech Trends: LED Grow Lights Have Come A Long Way
Technology is modifying and improving almost all fields and businesses today, and the agriculture and growing industries are no exception. Recently, lights entered the game and modified the traditional understanding of growing, and today, LED grow lights...
Bringing outdoor plants indoors
Location, Location! Preparing Outdoor Plants For The Indoors
After spending day after day enjoying the sunshine outside, it’s time to start buckling down for the fall. The kids are back to school, the Halloween costumes are out at Costco, and the nights are getting cooler too. Bring on the soups and stews! Much like...
Farm to Table Urban Garden
From Farm To Table In The City: Planning An Urban Veggie Garden
It’s a dreamy idea: to have a private vegetable garden within a city. Imagine being able to bring your food from farm to table every morning and night. You would have complete control over how your food is handled and the environment in which it is grown....
Peat
Peat-Free Movement Gaining Steam In UK; Other Countries Should Follow Suit
Peat moss is widely-used in gardens around the world, and for good reason. Plants thrive in peat because it provides a sterile growing medium and delivers highly-absorbent qualities; it retains water better than other types of soil and prevents soil...
honeybee
Attracting The Honeybee To Your Garden; Why We All Need To Help
Now that everything is in bloom, you’ll probably be seeing creatures both great and small paying a visit to your backyard or garden. Of all the animals you might see, our buzzing bee friends are among the most important. You might be a little wary of these...
Composting Food
Healthy Soil, Healthy People: Why Composting Food Waste Is So Important
Every year, a third of the food we produce is wasted. That alone is a travesty, but what's even worse, is the wasted food often ends up in landfills, where without proper airflow, it decomposes and emits methane into the atmosphere. One of the most...
The art of gardening
The Art of Gardening: Looking To Nature For Inspiration
There’s no denying the link between art and gardening; flowers and other plant life have influenced artists for centuries. Famous painters such as Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Georgia O’Keefe are just some of the few who looked to gardens and landscapes for...
Backyard deck oasis
Building A Backyard Oasis With The Perfect Deck
For many of us, our outdoor space serves as a private oasis where we relax, draw inspiration, and retreat from the chaos of our busy lives. When planning the construction of a new deck, there are many things to think about; choosing the right material,...
Stepping Stones
Beautify Your Yard With These DIY Stepping Stones
This is our first full summer at our new house, and my husband and I have been working hard giving the yard and gardens a bit of a facelift. Cramming non-stop landscaping and gardening into such a short season is exhausting, but it’s also deeply...