Gardening

How To Create A Year-Round Herb Garden

Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Living

How to create a year-round herb garden. From the AOL Partner Studio

Small Acts Of Conservation Go A Long Way This Earth Day

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Impact
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

When it comes to nature conservation, a little goes a long way. Small-scale conservation efforts can have a huge impact and help ensure that we and future generations can enjoy precious natural spaces. This Earth Day, the Nature Conservancy of Canada challenges you to partake in at least one small act of conservation.

The Neighbours Got Nothing On Your Healthy Green Lawn

Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada Living

Here are five ways to get the best results, presented in partnership with PRO-MIX, another key ingredient to your healthy lawn.

Planting Seeds Of Hope This Easter Weekend

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

It's not so easy in countries ravaged by the El Nino weather phenomenon. Most rural families work a garden or field to produce enough for the year ahead. When the rains don't come as usual, everything changes. Children must lug dead-weight water jugs over huge distances to keep their crops alive.

Go Green This Winter With An Edible Indoor Garden

Jane Dummer | Posted 01.16.2017 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Just because a blanket of snow covers the ground doesn't mean you have to stop gardening this winter. I've brought my love for gardening inside with an indoor edible garden. There are many herbs, vegetables, fruits and edible plants you can easily grow indoors. They are just like us -- they need water, air, nutrients and light to flourish.

Something As Simple As A Kitchen Garden Can Lift An Entire Family

Megan Radford | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Impact
Megan Radford

I was reminded of my dad's carefully tended garden when we visited a community on the outskirts of the city of Cochabamba. Outside many of the homes we saw were small squares of flourishing green produce. These gardens provide not only sustenance for the whole family, but a source of income.

Best Ways To Can, Freeze And Dehydrate Your Entire Fall Harvest

Carson Arthur | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Living
Carson Arthur

This is the time of year best known for the harvest, and my vegetable garden is bursting with all of the proverbial "fruits of my labour." This is also the time of year when I need to start filling the freezer, can and preserve all of the food that I grew for my family to eat.

DIY Projects You Should Make This Weekend

Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Living

DIY projects that you need to make this weekend. From the AOL Partner Studio

How Much Food Can Cities Produce?

David Suzuki | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Urban agriculture won't resolve all food production and distribution problems, but it could help take pressure off rural land while providing other advantages. From balcony, backyard, rooftop, indoor and community gardens to city beehives and chicken coops to larger urban farms and farmers markets, growing and distributing local food in or near cities is a healthy way to help the environment.

We Don't Talk Enough About Backyard Safety

Carson Arthur | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Living
Carson Arthur

According to the CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission), a majority of the injuries that happen in the outdoors are related to the tools that we use and the lack of proper gear when we are using them.

21 Pots And Planters That Make The Perfect Addition To Your Garden

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living

Get gardening!

Simple Tips For Growing A Summer Vegetable Garden

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Living

Growing a garden is not only easy, it's rewarding too!

Down The Garden Path: Adding Stone Walkways In Your Outdoor Space

Carson Arthur | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Living
Carson Arthur

I recently had to repair a pathway along the side of my mother-in-laws house. Originally they tried to use large chunks of rock to define the garden bed and to allow for access to the side of the house. Unfortunately, the large chunks of stone all started to break down after a few harsh winters.

9 Foods That Will Make Your Garden's Soil Richer

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Living

Because better soil means bigger plants.

12 Easy Ways To Add Colour To Your Garden

Houzz.com | Noelle Johnson | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Living

Flowers are only part of the solution.

Plan Your Spring Garden Makeover

Maija Leivo | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Living
Maija Leivo

When I thought my garden plans were too ambitious, I found an iPad app that saved the day.

Gardening Newbie? 5 Expert Tips To Get You Started

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 04.27.2017 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Spring is finally here -- and so is time to dig in the garden! 'Tis the season for planting beets, radishes, herbs and baby greens.

Make Sure You Read This Before Buying New Plants

Houzz.com | Noelle Johnson | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Living

Buy local whenever possible.

Tending To The Great Outdoors

Colin & Justin | Posted 04.12.2017 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

As work progressed -- and as our overgrown landscape was cleared -- we excavated an almost never-ending supply of boulders and rocks, many of which would have cost hundred of bucks a pop had we flexed our wallets in the local aggregate yard.

Discover The 7 Most Beautiful Botanical Gardens Across The Globe

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Living

Stop and smell the roses.

10 Gardening Tips For People Who Know Nothing About Gardening

Houzz | Laura Gaskill | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Living

Spring is coming!

12 Ways To Turn Housework Into A Workout

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 03.08.2017 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

You might be surprised to learn that you don't just need to go to the gym or bundle up for a power walk to stay fit. Your daily chores can help burn calories and can add up to a personal fitness routine as well. There is a reason they call it housework. You can burn some serious calories during a marathon cleaning session.

9 Easy Ways To Start An Awesome Urban Garden

YPNextHome | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

Urban gardeners and green thumbs from around the world have united on the Internet to deliver awesome options and ways for urbanites to start wonderful, space-saving urban gardens that provide us with essential nutrients and fit into tight living spaces.

My Gardener Broke Up With Me

Lisa Abram | Posted 12.31.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

My only attempt at gardening was when I was living in the Prairies. I managed to keep alive a flowering plant one summer, and carefully washed it as instructed before bringing it indoors for the winter, only to have a scourge of flying aphids in the house! Evidently, gardening is not a core competency of mine.

20 Pots And Planters That Will Look Beautiful In And Around Your Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Living

And many can even handle Canadians winters.