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The amount of spontaneous vegetation in a given city always seems to be inversely proportional to it’s economic prosperity. In NYC Manhattan with sky high property values there is little spontaneous vegetation while Brooklyn and the Bronx are filled with it. Frank Egler 1966 – The Wild Gardener in the Wild Landscape

Bottom right the 2Solitudes Food Forest we started 5 years ago. Other images are of maintained landscapes. What has more value?

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Setting Flames to Fire Cider

Something terrible must have been happening for the past 6 years I’ve been studying herbalism because not once during this time had I made a bonafide fire cider until this year! Everything changed this winter as the third batch is steeping away, ready to be filtered & bottled in a mere 2 weeks. There are… Continue reading Setting Flames to Fire Cider

recipes · Straight Outta The Kitchen

Top Notch Miso Brownie Recipe

Miso Brownie is not just one of our Partridge Chanteclers. As with most brownie recipes, the base is chocolate and eggs – this time I broke down the ingredients to their bare bones; replace the pre-made chocolate with cocoa butter and jazz up the cocoa powder. This recipe is adapted from the New York dessert… Continue reading Top Notch Miso Brownie Recipe

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Spring Breakfast Bowl Recipe

  Having gone a crazy with the sprouting these past couple of weeks, I am trying to find new ways to enjoy germinated wheat & buckwheat. Β They are a great source of enzymes and delicious bacteria! I love the chia pudding craze so I decided to take a little turn on this trendy classic. This… Continue reading Spring Breakfast Bowl Recipe

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Honey Infused Garlic

  Winter is ticking into springtime and a lot of our garlic braids are starting to germ! There is nothing wrong with the herb, but we have so much left over and ready to be transformed into a delicious & soothing remedy for the changing seasons. I start by clearing any shrivelled or mouldy cloves… Continue reading Honey Infused Garlic

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PARANGA EXPERIMENTAL FOREST FARM

Paranga is named after the Scarlet Tanager, a bird that nests on this 17 acre land situated in the Laurentian Forests of Quebec.The experimental part comes from the question we often ask ourselves here: can we gain a livelihood from this land and respect the integrity of the surrounding forest? The site was cleared in… Continue reading PARANGA EXPERIMENTAL FOREST FARM

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Cold December and Chickens

Here on these frayed posts along the highway is where we hold court and give visual evidence of our worshipping   Took the battery out of our 1984 Ford F150 and parked it for the next 4 months, got the chickens moved into a used car tempo and ate most of our winter supply of… Continue reading Cold December and Chickens