Invite The Three sisters to Thanksgiving

 

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Beans, corn and squash

 

When you think of Three Sisters, what images come to mind? If you’re a millennial, possibly you think of a trio of Kardashians, or others of a certain age might think of The Andrews sisters. But if you know a bit about companion planting, and the agricultural practices of the peoples native to North America, you will think, beans, corn and squash, this continent’s original three sisters. Continue »



Urban Harvest: Rose hips

 

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You don’t have to live on a farm, or out in the country to take advantage of the fruit, herbs and vegetables that proliferate in almost all neighbourhoods in and around Toronto. Even plants that are grown for their decorative foliage and flowers yield a bounty year after year. Mulberries can be found on residential streets all over the city, and Concord grape vines decorate numerous patios, both commercial and residential. And as we found out recently, even crabapples are there for the picking, all it takes is a little bit of work. Okay, and maybe a ladder and a pair of pruning shears. Continue »



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It’s Crabapple Time

 

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You wouldn’t know it, but today is the Autumnal equinox, the first day of fall. Though the unseasonably warm spell may make you want to head to the beach, it is actually a good time for to start taking advantage of the fruits of the season; grapes, squash and apples are all coming to maturity now, and one of the lesser-esteemed fruit trees, found almost everywhere in our urban forest  is the crabapple. Continue »



This Week is Organic

 

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Tomorrow, September 16, marks the beginning of Organic Week. All over the country, from Saturday until next Sunday the 24th, Canadians will be celebrating organic products, food and farming practices by attending workshops, touring organic farms and participating in an array of activities that focus on sharing the organic mantra. Are you in?

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