Self-sufficiency can seem daunting at first. Here are some tips on foraging, community gardening and guerilla gardening to get you started on the path to food security for you and your family.
Whether it be by taste, smell, touch or memory, the blueberry holds a special place in local Island cultures past and present and is at the centre of memories, stories, recipes and experiences.
Used for making medicine, wines and liqueurs, insecticide and art, there’s much more to this vegetable that many of us ever knew.
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
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.
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.
Did the rolling blackouts of #DarkNL 2014 get you down (and cold)? The key to staying warm may be in your recycling bin.
Tomayto? Tomahto? Instead of calling the whole thing off, let’s try for an idiot’s guide to growing them.
Carbs? Protein? Polyunsaturated fats? French fries? Tofu? What should you feed plants to make them grow up strong and healthy? Herein, all is revealed.
Planting seeds, transplanting seedlings, watering, thinning. Hunter/gatherer is so last week. We’re getting into agriculture.
In which is discussed the buying of baby plants from garden centres, along with the starting of one’s own plants. And stuff.
In which practical and increasingly detailed advice is offered to the novice wishing to set up a vegetable grow-op