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 »

Ethical eating: Slow Food Edmonton

We wanted to satisfy our curiosity and explore all the different ways to eat ethically, and how they might impact our food system, without it becoming a cage(-free) match.  In the second post of a monthly series on ethical eating, The Local Good interviewed Slow Food Edmonton members Chad Moss and Thea Moss about their […] 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 »

After finding a place in a shared garden space, now what?

So, you found a plot of earth to call your own this summer and are now realizing you don’t know a thing about gardening. Don’t worry! You’ve come back to the right place. Read on for a step-by-step description of how to turn your seeds into salads. The master plan […] Read more »

Edmonton beer clubs offer advice on home brewing

“Nothing ever tasted better than a cold beer on a beautiful afternoon with nothing to look forward to than more of the same.” –Hugh Hood, Canadian writer and professor Like beer? According to Statistics Canada, if you’re Canadian, you probably do. In 2013, $9.1 billion worth of beer was sold […] Read more »

Finding your place in a shared garden space

The days are getting longer, the sun is feeling warmer and dreams of green are returning to Edmonton; it’s gardening season, baby! (Well, almost…) Gardening is a rewarding hobby. Getting your hands dirty, understanding the work and patience that goes into food production, and tasting the difference in homegrown produce […] Read more »