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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.

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Tiger Nuts: A Homegrown, Climate-Friendly Superstar

Easy to grow, tiger nuts were once a prehistoric human food source and later a tasty snack for ancient Egyptians. Heralded …

Gardening Mistakes Are a Gift to Your Future

We are ignorant creatures, utterly lost in the darkness—so ignorant that we often don’t even know that we don’t know. …

The Gardener’s Forecast: Almanacs, Weather Stations, or Groundhogs?

I’m one of those obsessed gardeners who keeps one eye on the plants and another on the weather. During torrential …

Confessions of a UK Hydro Store: Kitbagshop

Kitbagshop Hydroponics opened its doors in 1999 and has been going full speed ahead ever since. The shop has helped …

Garden Travels: Quebec’s Reford Gardens Are Good For The Soul

Quebec’s Gaspesie region is renowned worldwide for its dramatic coastal landscapes, stunning national parks, and salty seaside air. It’s a …

Everything You Need To Know About Subscribing To A CSA Box

CSA box subscriptions are a great way to support local growers and provide your family with fresh seasonal produce from …

Tips For Finding The Perfect Christmas Tree

Have you put up your Christmas tree yet? We only ask because December 19th is ‘Look for an Evergreen Day,’ …

Dear Santa: Sustainable Gift Ideas For The Eco-Friendly Gardener

Dear Santa, It’s been quite the year for the garden. There was heat, torrential rain, drought, and smoke from wildfires. …

A Dirty Kid Is A Happy Kid – Inspiring The Younger Generation To Love Soil

Garden Culture’s Jennifer Cole chats with children’s book author and soil expert Lewis Fausak in honor of World Soil Day, …

Celebrating World Soil Day

As if December isn’t busy enough, here’s another special event worth celebrating! World Soil Day happens every year on December …

Confessions of a UK Hydro Store: NPK Technology

NPK Technology is an innovative grow shop on the edge of Liverpool’s city centre. It offers a wide variety of …

Merry & Bright: Turning The Garden Into A Holiday Treat

Evergreen boughs, candy canes, light-up reindeer, and strings of twinkling lights transform my sleepy winter garden into a holiday light …

Trick or Treat? These Tricks For An Eco-Friendly Halloween Are A Real Treat!

You know I love Halloween, right? I also love making eco-friendly choices. So why not combine these two worlds? We’ve …

Halloween With A Twist: Carving Turnips, Bell Peppers, And Even Watermelons!

Before pumpkins became the canvas for a witch’s cat or toothless scarecrow, there were turnips. In ancient times, the Celts …

The Virtual Way To Shop Farm-Fresh Produce

Online shopping has taken over, and yes, farmers’ markets are part of the virtual world, too! Already a burgeoning idea …

The Four-Leaf Clover of Sustainable Lawns

Are you tired of mowing and watering your lawn? A simple solution benefits the environment in many ways: grow a …

My Summer Celebrating Monarch Butterfly Sightings With My Kids

This summer, my backyard was alive with monarch butterflies. Every time I saw one of the caterpillars on our milkweed …

Community Gardens Are A Safe And Happy Space For Everyone

In March 2020, an unprecedented shock wave reverberated worldwide as a virus grabbed hold of life as we knew it. …

Flower Power: What’s A CSF, And How Does It Work?

You’ve heard about a CSA, but what’s a CSF? Community Supported Flower subscriptions are taking off, and there are many reasons to get one!

Support Your Local Flower Farm During Canadian Flowers Week And Beyond

We celebrate local food and artisans; it’s time to celebrate local flowers! From August 10-16th, Canadian Flowers Week (CFW) will promote locally …

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