Gift guide for the master procrastinator

If you are like me and you love to procrastinate, December can be a very dangerous month. Around the beginning of the month you look at the calendar and think “Hey! I have 24 days to get all of this done, no problem! I will plan better this year and […] 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 »

Seven reasons not to miss Green Drinks: Local Food DIY

The March Green Drinks is just around the corner. This month’s theme is Local Food DIY!   This Wednesday will be a night of education, green thumbs and getting the dirt on local food! Why should you come? Well . . .  We have seven reasons to attend Green Drinks: Local Food DIY. The evening will […] Read more »

Local Food DIY for March edition of Green Drinks

By far, our most popular Green Drinks theme is Local Food, so this year we’re taking it to the root of the topic — gardening! Come join us on Wednesday, March 4, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Yellowhead Brewery (10229 105 St.) to discuss how to localize your […] Read more »

Beekeeping in Edmonton helps honeybee populations

Editor’s note: Edmonton city council passed an amendment to the Animal Licensing and Control Bylaw on April 28, 2015, to permit beekeeping in the city. More information about the pilot project to become an urban beekeeper can be found on their website.  In backyards across Edmonton, residents build and cultivate […] Read more »

Earth’s General Store stocks local goods and local solutions

–By Beth Harding Since 1991, Earth’s General Store has been actively walking the walk on waste reduction, organic food consumption, composting and more. A host to recent Earth Day celebrations, Earth’s General took waste reduction to a new level for a retail store at the end of April — when […] Read more »

McCauley residents lead food security initiative, strengthen community

Written by Stephen MacDonald Now that spring has finally arrived, gardeners across Edmonton will start preparing their vegetable gardens, planting seeds with hopes of a modest autumn harvest. At the same time, residents and social agency staff in Edmonton’s McCauley neighborhood will begin working on their own neighbourhood garden as […] Read more »

Green Drinks Edmonton: Your Local Food Tools

Our next Green Drinks is by far our most popular theme and always a busting-at-the-seams good time. Yes, it’s the Local Food Green Drinks and this year, the theme is all about Your Local Food Tools. Spring is around the corner (or so we hope!). Will your food come from […] Read more »