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Beyond The Garden

Live your best life! Learn about the different things you can do with your harvest, the latest healthy lifestyle trends, and ways you can make an impact outside of the garden.

197 articles

New Holiday Tradition: Potted Christmas Conifers

It’s that time of the year again — a time when millions of families rush out to pick a holiday …

Seeing Is Believing: Urban Sheep and Shepherds

Sheep, in the heart of cities? Throughout North America, we now see sheep and their shepherds in parks and other …

Pumpkins: From Humble Crop To Jack-O’-Lanterns

I love Halloween; I always have, always will. Now that I have kids, I adore this spooky time of year …

Celebrating Canada’s First-Ever Upcycled Food Festival

At one point or another, we’ve all let perfectly good food go to waste. It happens, but it needs to …

Taking Liberties: How To Survive Hyperinflation

“Your people are driven by a terrible sense of deficiency. When the last tree is cut, the last fish is …

Dear Diary: The Summer My Gardens Failed

I enter every growing season with high hopes and visions of gorgeous gardens overflowing with colorful flowers and delicious fruit …

The Secret To Creating And Maintaining Local Food Networks

The logistics of creating and maintaining local food networks takes time and effort, of course. Here we are in the …

Canada Votes 2021: Where The Political Parties Stand On The Environment

You might have noticed that heat waves, hurricanes, and other intense weather-related phenomena have become much more common over the …

Is Organic Certification Worth It For Small Scale Farmers?

“It’s the people who spray the chemicals on their food that should have to label it!” We’ve all heard this …

Be More Zen By Taking A Dip Into The Forest Bathing Experience

What happens when one loves nature as much as they love a nice bath? Forest bathing! Researchers say this Japanese …

The Case For Calcium: Why It’s Essential To Your Garden

When many people think of helping plants achieve big yields, the prominent three NPK supplements often come to mind. Growers …

Agricultural Threefolding and Building a Cooperative Grocery Store in a Food Desert

In a big broad stroke, we live in a world defined by culture, rights, and economy. These domains of social …

Cultivating Hope Through Regenerative Organic Agriculture

Regenerative agriculture is a big topic of discussion in growing communities worldwide, but do we know what it means? When we …

Fact or Fiction? What The Future Has In Store If We Let “Science” Win

“Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you.” – Benjamin Franklin   The life of an imbecile in 2048 is …

Breaking Down Barriers In Local Food Movements with Conversation

I grew up in the country; there often wasn’t a great need for talk. People were quiet in a way …

Agriculture in Politics: Helping Farmers Make an Essential Transition

The story of agriculture maps human history. From the original farmers that planted the seeds of human specialization and culture …

Growing A Garden For Health and Well-Being

A garden connects us with Nature to heal and nourish our health and wellbeing on many levels. With everyday stresses, …

Shining A Virtual Spotlight As The World Goes Dark For Earth Hour 2021

Earth Hour 2021 is almost here, that one hour every year when we turn off all lights and non-essential electricity to …

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