Purposeful Acts

Chicken Stock

I like to buy local organic chicken from the Farmer's Market.  It is free range, certified humane and low on food miles.  However, since you get what you pay for, it is more expensive.  I compensate by stretching one bird... Continue Reading →


Garden Potatoes

Potatoes are a great investment in garden square footage.  Pound for pound, you get a lot of food for the space planted.  Plus they are so easy to grow.   It is January, and I still have stores of potatoes... Continue Reading →

Planning the Garden

Every year I plant a garden.   Every year I try and grow as much food as I can on the small piece of land allotted to me and my family.  I start seeds in the winter, and when they... Continue Reading →

Second Hand

To be more mindful of the items we use, and the energy it takes to make and ship them, can lead you through the doors of a second hand store.  Less waste, less energy, less resources. Today I enjoyed a... Continue Reading →

Strathcona Farmer’s Market

This is my favourite market.  So many vendors, such variety, open year round...  I love a market that can offer most foods - meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit, bread and other baked goods.  There are also some amazing treats that you can't... Continue Reading →

Edmonton Community Garden Network

I just set up a new Facebook Group, so that community gardens in Edmonton could network with each other, learn from each other and get to know each other.  The goal is to be a resource for new community gardens... Continue Reading →

The Sunshine Garden: growing community

About three years ago I had a dream of starting a community garden in my neighbourhood.  I wanted to be an advocate for growing food, to demonstrate to others what a wonderful experience it can be and how it helps... Continue Reading →

Christmas Knits for Dolls

I like to make homemade gifts for Christmas.  I do it partly to reduce some of the mindless consumerism of the season and partly because it allows me to become a maker, a creator, a designer. I also really like... Continue Reading →

Backyard Herbs

One garden box in my yard is dedicated herbs.  I grow parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano there, and also grow dill and mint (contained).  Cooking dinner in the summer involves dashing outside for a bunch of basil or a... Continue Reading →

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