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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.

209 articles

Relationships and Rethinking Profit in Local Food Business

Every business wants to make a profit; that’s how companies progress, and that’s how growth happens. So how can we …

Garden Therapy: Stop And Smell The Roses For Better Mental Health

I am always on the prowl for new ways to reduce the level of anxiety coursing through my veins. A …

The Year Of The Garden Encourages Canadians To Live Their Best Garden Lives

How much do you know about your country’s horticultural past, present, and future? The Canadian Garden Council (CGC) encourages people to …

Planting Sunflowers For Peace In Ukraine

A new movement is encouraging gardeners to plant sunflowers for peace in Ukraine. Sunflowers face east at dawn to greet …

At The Crossroads: To Use or Be Used By Technology?

If you live in the modern world, technology is a big deal. This becomes obvious when you lose your phone …

All You Need Is Love And Cut Flowers: How To Grow A Kindness Victory Garden

What’s the last kind thing you did for somebody? It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture; even something small …

Regenerative Agriculture The Solution To Reconnecting With Nature And Ourselves

The way we treat the soil reflects the way we treat ourselves, and the way we treat ourselves is the …

The Rise Of Eco-Anxiety: How Can We Learn To Cope?

These days, it’s hard not to feel stressed about the environment. The world is heating too quickly, and major weather …

Good Reads That Will Make Your Thumb Greener And Your Holiday Brighter

The holidays are for getting together with friends and family (when the health situation allows), but it’s also important to …

How Recyclable Are Your Garden Containers?

Container gardening is on the rise, especially in cities where space is limited. Some containers are durable, but they don’t …

Green Tips For The Christmas Holidays And Beyond

This weekend, my hubby and I are taking our three kids to a German Christmas market not far from where …

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 …

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