Sexy Men of YEG calendar: Permaculture and Pure Mangalitsas

This is part of a series profiling the businesses involved in the Sexy Men of YEG Food calendars, which feature photos of local coffee roasters, and food truck and restaurant owners. The proceeds from the calendar, now in its second year, benefit the Edmonton Food Bank. As a born-and-raised city […] Read more »

Kombucha and water kefir — cultures that create community

Gillian Kerr has been keen on natural medicine and healthy eating for a long time. However, kombucha and water kefir (the non-dairy version of milk kefir) have become a big part of her life over the last couple of years. Gillian’s introduction to fermentation and canning was through her good […] Read more »

Jana Sacco teaches the art and science of fermentation

For Jana Sacco, learning about fermentation was part of a larger journey of changing the way she experienced food and nourishment. After spending most of her life dieting and thinking about food from a simplistic calories-in-vs-calories-out perspective, Sacco says she found herself suffering from pain, inflammation, fatigue and depression. She […] Read more »

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 »

Warm up to winter in YEG at Green Drinks

A beautiful day over the holidays to go skating at the Victoria Oval. 
Photo cred: Leila Fanaeian @leilasaurus

One cold, snowy winter evening I watched someone shovel two outdoor rinks from the warmth of my apartment. Soon after, there were kids bundled up playing hockey and skating. Let’s be honest, winter may be cold and dark, and it can be a challenge to motivate yourself to do anything or go anywhere. […] Read more »