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  • Crafting and Caring for a Terrarium

    A terrarium is a simple indoor project for those of us who miss having our hands in the dirt is a terrarium to display in your home. This terrarium was put together simply because I wanted to find a use for this large jar, but it turned out to be a lot of fun looking for small plants and bits of nature to build this miniature world. 
  • Navigating the Terminology Jungle of Seed Types

    Embarking on a new hobby is an exciting endeavor, but familiarizing yourself with the terminology is often half the challenge. In the realm of g...
  • Winter Foraging Recipes

    When the snow arrives, most foragers take a break. But guess what? Even in the winter months, there are some delightful plants just waiting to be discovered and harvested. I've gathered a handful of recipes and ideas to ignite your connection with the great outdoors in the time of year it's most difficult to feel connected.
  • 10 Gift Ideas for the Gardeners in Your Life

    We've put together a gift guide with 10 ideas to help you find the perfect gift for every type of gardener in your life. Whether they grow for beauty, for culinary exploration, for the bees, or on their balcony, we have meaningful gift ideas. 
  • Discover the Wonder of Hügelkultur Gardening

    Originating in Eastern Europe, Hügelkultur or "hill culture" in German, has taken the gardening world by storm with its innovative and eco-friendly approach. Instead of just gardening, think of it as creating a thriving hill of possibilities right in your backyard. Here we delve into the key benefits of Hügelkultur.
  • Pumpkin Soup

    With the end of summer comes harvest and soup season! There are endless ways to enjoy the bounty of your garden and I am going to share my favourit...
  • Apple Appreciation- 4 Interesting Ways to Make Use of Your Apple Harvest

    Apple application time is upon us! Like the wave of zucchini in July, the apple harvest comes all at once in a massive wave of nature's candy. Man...
  • Orchids Native to Northern Ontario

    Orchids are one of the world’s largest plant families and have become highly sought after by indoor plant enthusiasts. Orchids have a lot going for them, they have medicinal properties, can be used as a soil amendment, and some are edible. Despite their popularity, it is a common misconception that orchids are only founds in tropical climates. There are in fact over 30 native orchid species in Northern Ontario alone. In this Blog post, we will explore three of our favourites.
  • The 5 Components of Healthy Soil

    Here are the five components of a healthy soil. Knowing what healthy soil is made of and applying that knowledge will significantly impact the suc...
  • DIY Pine Needle Soda

    People have been using wild yeasts for millennia to ferment beverages and make bread rise. It is much less common now to see people using wilds ye...
  • Preserving the Wave of Zucchini

    Everyone who has planted zucchini knows about how there is a huge wave of zucchini to eat up all at once. Often times people do not know how to dea...
  • Late Season Planting

    Many folks forget that there are vegetable varieties you can sow in July and August and harvest in the fall. Many of our hardy, short season vegetables are ideal choices for late season gardening.