Category: Garden

And….. we’re off!

Overnight it has gone from winter to gardening season in Vancouver – or at least that’s how it seemed yesterday when the deluge of the previous week opened up to a blue sky and mild temperatures. This propelled me to the garden centre, already… Continue Reading “And….. we’re off!”

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In the Bookshed: Two on Permaculture

Permaculture is the harmonious integration of the landscape, people and appropriate technologies, providing food, shelter, energy and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.”  Bill Mollison I first heard the term permaculture about thirteen years ago, out of the mouth of my… Continue Reading “In the Bookshed: Two on Permaculture”

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In the Bookshed: The Layered Garden

I haven’t done a Bookshed Review for ages – mostly owing to the fact that when I’m reading and writing for school, I don’t have room for much else. But since its term paper time, and I’m procrastinating – not to mention dreaming that… Continue Reading “In the Bookshed: The Layered Garden”

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A mad, beautiful experiment – in photos.

This year, it was time to attempt an experiment I have always been interested in: Three Sisters planting. This involves planting corn, pole beans and squash together to allow for the symbiotic growth of all three. “Corn provides a natural pole for bean vines… Continue Reading “A mad, beautiful experiment – in photos.”

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Last project of summer

It’s been on the list of projects since June – but I finally got it done today! That is, my project to turn an old (busted) arbor into a woodshed to keep our firewood dry-ish without having to store it on our back porch.… Continue Reading “Last project of summer”

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