After months of dreaming, weeks of research, and a few nights of sketching and list-making, my veggie garden is planned out for the year. The permaculture course I just completed at an urban farm here in Vancouver inspired me to be way more organized about my planting this year. (More on this course and its […]
Archives for March 2009
There’s hail and thunder and general meteorlogical grossness outside as I write this. But still. It’s officially Spring. Let the sunshine and new growth and jacket-less days begin! (Seriously, anytime now.)
Let’s start the week off with a giveaway, shall we? I have one copy of Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love, by Julie Moir Messervy to give to a lucky reader. In Home Outside, award-winning landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy demystifies the art and practice of landscape design. By introducing an easy, tangible yet […]
There may be snow on the ground but just thinking about hanging a few of these Soji Modern solar lanterns from Allsop Home and Garden makes me want to plan a summer soiree. Like a Le Klint for the outdoors, these would look right at home on our back patio. And they’re solar. No cords! […]
So I’m a little late to the party. Frankly, I didn’t understand what the big deal was. But Amanda at Kiss my Aster convinced me, and now I get it. I swear, like every garden blogger in the world is twittering! I had no idea I was the only hold-out. It’s like at school when […]
A year ago, that would have been an iPod speaker.
Jake Gyllenhaal inspects seedlings for the School Garden by Global Green USA on Flickr. Jake, you can inspect my seedlings anytime. Just sayin’. Here’s the story (via City Farmer).
Quick! If you live in Vancouver (hey, neighbour!) drop a note to City Council and let them know you support the amendment of the animal control bylaw to allow Vancouverites to keep chickens. There are so many great reasons to allow chickens in urban settings. Council is debating this issue tomorrow night (March 3) has […]