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Embers of Hope: Embracing Life in an Age of Ecological Destruction and Climate Chaos. An excerpt from my forthcoming book is available in the latest issue of the Permaculture Design Magazine! Check out your favourite eco-friendly bookstore, your library, or order it online. I've been working on read more...
Scaling back can nourish what is meaningful to us, rather than deprive us. In the last few years, our garden has been growing fewer veggies. This summer, I charted the sun and shade at two-hour intervals during the day, roughly one month before the solstice and two months afterwards. In late August read more...
Since putting together my “55+ Favourite Plants,”  I've continued to add new plants and comments based on observations from our site and other edible forest garden projects. You can download the plant list (in a spreadsheet format) as a pdf file. If you're wondering how this comes together in read more...
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.

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