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Our garden and relationships keep teaching me how generous and fruitful life can be. I've written about self-seeding plants filling the greenhouse bed, friends giving us squash when we had a poor veggie harvest during a drought year, and our neighbours helping me during a crazy snowstorm. I see read more...
What do we harvest in the garden of our lives? What seeds did we sow and tend to make this harvest possible? Giving thanks for all that supports and nourishes us.
Telsing Andrews from Aster Lane Edibles (asterlaneedibles.ca) shares about edible perennial landscapes and why she got into breeding rare useful plants. Join us for a tour of Telsing's site and a permaculture farm on September 30.
Do we fully enjoy living and appreciate all the good things we have? The invitation is to notice the beauty and gifts. And the invitation is to celebrate our lives.
Shelley Lambert discusses why we mimic nature and the benefits of food forests.
Planting Sudbury's first Community Food Forest with about 60 volunteers, from grade 6 kids to adults over 70, was an amazing 3-day event with a lot of hands in the Earth. We began in fall 2016, meeting regularly with a dedicated committee to design the food forest. The "phase 1" planting this read more...
Springtime in the garden is full of vitality and new beginnings.  What parts of us and our lives are longing to grow?  Take a few moments for yourself to connect with this vibrant life energy.
It can be easy to want to skip ahead in our lives. How much of our lives do we let slip away from not being here in the present moment? The place we can meet life is here and now.
It has been such a delight to facilitate the design of this community food forest: the team has been a dream and the community seems very interested.  I went to Sudbury in October 2016 to lead two workshops and a small planting demo to launch the project.  The team and I have been meeting monthly read more...
February 1, 2017 It was -21C last night and I forgot about the greens in the greenhouse again. In the early afternoon, I went to see the extent of the damage, and was very pleasantly surprised to find most of the plants looking green and perky :) This is the first winter we've had the bed full of read more...

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