Wild Green Consulting enhances gardens with permaculture

Wild Green Garden Consulting is a locally owned business, committed to creating environmentally sustainable garden spaces based on the principles of permaculture. Since the early 2000s, the permaculture scene in Edmonton has continued to expand and flourish, thanks to the effort and support of groups like the non-profit Edmonton Permaculture Guild. The […] Read more »

Get ready for the garden season with Seedy Sunday

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” –Leo Tolstoy Gardeners rejoice! The growing season countdown is on, and it’s time to get planning. Whether you’re tender of a backyard masterpiece or a small plot in a community garden (learn how to get one here), spring is the time to […] Read more »

Sunshine Organic Farm found year-round at farmers’ market

Like many Canadian farming families, the Horvaths’ story in Alberta begins many decades ago. At the age of 16, Steve Horvath and his father came to Canada from Hungary, with little money and big dreams. Working their way across the prairies, the Horvath men arrived in Alberta and began clearing […] Read more »

Project: Fruit Stars brings local fruit to school lunch program

The Fruits of Sherbrooke slogan, “Forgotten urban fruits made unforgettable,” summarizes the not-for-profit’s mission to make delicious, memorable products out of the otherwise forgotten fruits growing on trees in Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park. Since 2010, the small but dedicated Fruits of Sherbooke team and their army of volunteers have […] Read more »

What you didn’t know you could find at High Street’s Carbon

Walking into the locally owned Carbon Environmental Boutique is a breath of fresh air — literally. Located on High Street (one of Edmonton’s shopping gems), Carbon’s 100 per cent wind-powered store is filled with thousands of sustainable, ethical and non-toxic products. For seven years, Allison MacLean, Carbon’s owner and operator, […] Read more »

No hibernation for Edmonton and area farmers’ markets

When dreaming up a perfect, sunny Saturday in Edmonton, the first thing that comes to mind is a morning stroll through City Market Downtown. I imagine sandals on my feet, a bag of market goodies on my shoulder, a Credo latte in my hand and a bouncing puppy by my side. […] Read more »

Preserving your summer harvest

Alberta’s growing season may be short, but that doesn’t stop our community gardens and urban farms from producing bountiful summer crops. In fact, ask any member of a local CSA and they’ll tell you how much their weekly delivery boxes are over-flowing right now!  While having “too much produce” may […] Read more »

Robert Rogers introduces the wild resources of Mill Creek Ravine

If you were to walk along one of Edmonton’s river valley trails for three minutes, how many plant species do you think you would find? Would you be able to name any of them, or know which berries you can eat? Could you imagine how they were used (and continue […] Read more »

Beyond the green thumb: River Valley Medicinal Plant Walk with Robert Rogers

Edmonton is home to one of the largest stretches of urban parkland in North America. Each spring our river valley bursts with biodiversity, from commonly observed species like trembling aspen and spruce trees, to less-recognized living things like lichens and fungi. While it’s clear that all of these species have […] Read more »