The new Smart Center Outlet stores in Mirabell were not built on waste ground – they were built where some of the last lower Laurentian forest is, was. Not to mention prime agricultural land.
Acer saccharum Spotting, tapping & learning from the maple tree. This tree which represents Canada in many ways is actually not apparent across the country and is largely found in the southeast mixed forest in the Canadian Shield. Maple is big business and small operations have thousands of taps. Even people with 100 or 200… Continue reading Sugar Water Tree
Can it really Be? One whole year later? Sheet mulching is a wonderful way to reclaim eroded and bare earth into surprisingly fertile garden spaces. You’ll find a step-by-step guide to our process here. What used to be barren ground is now loaded with both wild and cultivated flowers that provide habitat and forage for… Continue reading Progress Report
The end of the growing season approaches, the darkness fills in. Our days are lined with tincture and vinegar jars flying open between batches of applesauce and filling the freezer with pastured pork, the kale just keeps on growing! Essentially keeping up with the tradition of taking stock of what we have – our food,… Continue reading New Year all Year round
Hippophae rhamnoides seaberry, sea buckthorn (seabuckthorn), argousier, siberian pineapple. I’ve got major respect for the tough plants. As much as I do love my delicate flowers and trees, sometimes plants need to know how to look after themselves. I also love plants that are known by several names. They become elusive, almost conceptual plants that… Continue reading Sea Buckthorned