A Leafy Wall of Fruit. Save Space, Increase Your Yield and Extend the Growing Season with Espalier Fruit Trees Espalier is the ancient practice of training plants – typically trees, shrubs, or vines – against a two-dimensional surface such as a wall or trellis. The result is a compact, flat tree or shrub that conserves […]
A Step-By-Step Guide To Beekeeping In Edmonton If you’re thinking about keeping honeybees in Edmonton you’ve probably come across the City of Edmonton’s Urban Beekeeping page. If so, you’ve read about 4 steps, city guidelines, swarm plans, PID numbers, and provincial agriculturalists. And if you’re like me, you’re probably a little confused, overwhelmed, and still unclear about […]
Aquaponics in a Nutshell Aquaponics in the union of aquaculture and hydroponics. But why combine the two and how does it work? To answer that questions let’s take a step back to examine the input and outputs of each component technique.
Beekeeping Tips I Wish I Had When I Started Keeping Bees When it comes to keeping honeybees there’s a lot of contradictory advice. There’s an old saying that if you ask 100 beekeepers a question you’ll get 101 answers. A long time beekeeper even told me that bees can’t consumer honey – so I’m not […]
The Orignal And Best Lawn Mower On The Market When it comes to getting that perfect cut and keeping a healthy, natural lawn, you can’t beat one of these. Seriously, this is a grass powered lawn mower with a fertilizer attachment.
If you’re constantly using the garden hose, there’s a chance that you’re doing it wrong. Doing what wrong? Watering. Actively and continuously needing to water your garden is a sign that you may have overlooked some simple but powerful water harvesting techniques. Here are
An Edmonton Flow Hive Review If you’re thinking about beekeeping, you’ve probably heard about the Flow Hive. Heck, if you’re thinking about beekeeping, it’s probably because of Flow Hives! I can’t think another piece of modern beekeeping equipment that has captured the imaginations of potential beekeepers as this “honey-on-tap” contraption. But does it work? Is it worth the price? (Around […]
Edmonton Magpie. The Bird We Love To Hate I know of no other Edmonton resident more controversial than Pica hudsonia; often referred to as the black-billed magpie or an annoying jerk. While many of us resent its 4am wake-up calls, others find the Edmonton magpie fascinating. It’s the bird that
Sustainable Me: Learning From Nature and Schools As Ecosystems The following is an edited transcript from the Sustainable Me Podcast recorded in the summer of 2016. Over the course of twelve and a half minutes, we touch on permaculture, biophilic design, and an ecological approach to education. Sustainable Me is a web/video series and podcast that explores sustainability […]
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