Organic Gardening

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.

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.

Tips For Growing Great Organic Tomatoes

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

I'm not talking about those scraggly little bushes that manage a few insipid fruits that the bugs get to first. I'm talking big booty tomatoes that are bursting with flavour and juice. Growing your own tomatoes can be really rewarding and, if you keep it organic, the taste will blow your mind!

Make Sure You Read This Before Buying New Plants

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

Buy local whenever possible.

Reviving A Fractured Food System Through Organic Food

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 12.31.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

If you've purchased any local Ontario food before, it probably came from this region you've likely never heard of. In fact, it is the number one producer of tomatoes, carrots, seed corn, cucumbers, pumpkins, sugar beets and brussels sprouts in all of Canada. However, none of it is being consumed by its community members.

My Gardener Broke Up With Me

Lisa Abram | Posted 12.31.2015 | 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 Things All Gardeners Would Love To Have

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Living

The sun is shining and the weather is warming up which means gardening season is off to a great start. Whether you have a huge yard or an itty-bitt...

How To Grow Your Own Kitchen Garden

Carson Arthur | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada Living
Carson Arthur

Vegetables should not only be restricted to the plant beds. We've been growing tomatoes in containers for years, but how about lettuce in a pot? Salads always taste best when they are fresh and you'll have no excuse with a beautiful urn filled with gorgeous frilled and colourful leaves. Choose varieties that are considered 'Cut-and-come-again'.

Would You Leave Your City Life to Live on a Farm? These Two Did

Theresa Albert | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Business
Theresa Albert

Oh, we've all thought about it, we city worker folk...selling it all and moving to a farm. But I am actually meeting people who have DONE it. Do they regret it? Do they love it? Are they making money? What do you have to think about before your make such a (crazy?) leap?

Canada Celebrates National Organic Week

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada Living

If you're feeling a little more green than usual this week — it's not just you. From Sept. 22 to Sept. 29, Canada celebrates their third annual N...

The Italian Garden That Overwhelms and Inspires

Bernie Farber | Posted 11.08.2012 | Canada Living
Bernie Farber

Last week I had the pleasure along with a few other journalists to see exactly how Tony Loschiavo and his executive chef they utilize their 3000 sq.ft garden in the ethnic enclave of the Bathurst manor to produce fresh food delights that make the palate dance with joy. Located a short walk from the Bathurst Paese, the organic garden overwhelms you at first site.

Spring Gardening: Gorgeous Containers To Pot Your Plants In (PHOTOS)

CP | Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2012 | Canada Style

TORONTO - Think "thriller, filler and spiller" while shopping at the garden centre and you'll end up with gorgeous planters that will be the envy of a...