There’s a little known secret about expensive gourmet mushrooms like shiitake, blue oyster, white oyster, lion’s mane and others — they grow on sawdust! With a little simple know-how you can grow these delicious mushrooms right in your own home.
“All the fertile areas of this planet have at least once passed through the bodies of earthworms.” — Charles Darwin
How a 2,000-year-old recipe for fish sauce can turn your capelin haul into something exquisite.
Dandelion is not the kind of plant that needs an introduction — it grows all around and is considered by many to be a nuisance weed. But do they really deserve the bad image we attribute to them? Let me reintroduce you to this common plant and try to change your perspective on it.
Roasting your own coffee is both easy and fun to do. Your coffee will be just the way you like it, every time, and you can enjoy it at a fraction of the cost of firing up your Keurig or visiting your local coffee shop
Come and let me take you on a journey into nature’s grocery store. You don’t have to be in the woods to forage for artisanal produce. It’s abundant here in the city of St. John’s!
Salt making has a long history, both globally and locally, and has, at times, been worth more than gold. Yet, today, we import a majority of our salt into the province. For those seeking a greater sense of self-sufficiency, making your own salt is as easy as evaporating a bucket of sea water.
Ducks can be a wonderful addition to your backyard homestead, providing you with a source of delicious eggs, hilarious entertainment and garden insect pest control
Maple syrup — the first harvest of Spring. With a few simple tools and a little bit of know-how, you too can enjoy the nectar of the gods, straight from your own backyard.
There’s more to goats than meets the eye. These loyal companions can fill the role of a household dog while providing you with a bounty of milk, yogurt and cheese. They even help reduce your waste at home and in the garden. And best of all, you can keep them in the city.