The Weekly Round Up

This week we’ve been planning vegetable extravaganzas for Christmas lunch (will they make it through the extended family filter? Time will tell) as well as considering some very good points about voluntary simplicity. So earlier this week we read a piece called The Troubling Trendiness with Poverty Appropriation and it created quite a few good conversations.…

The Weekly Round Up

Happy World Soil Day! This week it’s all about birch bark flour, the climate change summit, soil, and farming on the small. And what refined sugar is possibly for. Firstly, Costa – our favourite and completely unstoppable champion of all things gardening, dirt and strange hats… Costa has teamed up with DirtGirl to produce a…

From Bare Ground to Surplus Vegetables: Permaculture Renting

This Spring we went from bare ground to surplus organic veggies at our rental home – thanks to biointensive gardening techniques, strong seedlings and a few free workouts. I’m not here to tell you a story about obtaining magically abundant harvests with just a few minutes work, although that can happen, sometimes, depending on the context of the growing…

The Weekly Round Up

Whew! It’s hot where we are. But we have peaches, so it’s not all bad. Also mushrooms, and a bunch of other amazing new things to read and do and think about. This week the vegetable garden in our current home took it’s first real beating from a short pre-summer heatwave – we came through it mostly…