Lila and I were recently exposed on CBC News as renegade seed bombers. Check out this short clip to watch how we make seed bombs and green up our neighbourhood.
Resistance is fertile
Lawns to Loaves wheat harvest
See that? That’s me, standing in my little urban wheat field just three and a half months after it was planted. Running my hands along the top of the spiny heads of golden wheat as I walked the rows. Living the dream, folks. The whole process – of turning and prepping the soil, planting, weeding, […]
Lawns to Loaves wheat field update
In May, along with some friends, I planted part of a City-owned lot with Red Spring wheat as part of Lawns to Loaves, an experiment in urban agriculture (a project, I’ll add, that has been quite controversial). The hubbub has subsided, but the grain’s still growing. Seven weeks later, we’ve got ourselves a wheat field. […]
Step-by-step: How to make seed balls
I spent the morning making seed balls as a promo for Sugar Snaps and Strawberries. The plan is to give them out at various events as little vegetal thank yous. Because the book is all about edibles, I used veggie, herb, and edible flower seeds rather than my usual crimson clover/wildflower mix. I chose cool-season […]
What the? Flowers in the road! Image via PeteDungey.com. Look: pothole gardens! Not sure how I missed this unique guerrilla gardening/art concept when it first popped up on the interwebs several years ago, but it’s awesome. It seems people plant potholes for various reasons. UK artist Pete Dungey planted a series of potholes across England […]
Would you grow your own grains?
Saltspring Seeds is one of my favourite local sources for vegetable seeds, so when I heard about their Zero Mile Diet seed kit, I was immediately intrigued. What would go into a Zero Mile Diet seed kit? What would I want to grow if I were aiming to provide the bulk of my produce? I […]
Vote for the environment. Canucks: listen up.
Canadians have a powerful new online tool to help them cast a vote for the environment. VoteForEnvironment.ca provides a recommended pick for every riding in the country for the Liberal, NDP, Green or Bloc party candidate most likely to overwhelm their Conservative opponent. “At a time when we need urgent global action on climate change, […]
Video: guerrilla gardener at work
Richard Reynolds, founder of guerrillagardening.org, wrote the book on guerrilla gardening. Literally. It’s called On Guerrilla Gardening. Now you can watch the Web’s most famous guerrilla gardener at work in this short video. If you’ve ever wondered what guerrilla gardening looks like, watch as Richard facilitates an ambitious project in London’s East End. My favourite […]