Tips and Tricks

Windowsill Edibles

This Flipboard collection from the Food Desk has great articles with tips for growing vegetables on windowsills, in the absence of a garden. Learn more: https://flipboard.com/@food/windowsill-edibles-jf5dcuf7dqviodj7?from=share

Organic farming · Tips and Tricks

The Science of Composting (and Why It’s Good for the Planet)

Here is some very useful information from the Quick and Dirty Tips on why composting is good for the planet. Briefly, In compost, microorganisms breakdown complex organic molecules in food scraps and convert them into nutrient-rich soil for future plant growth Rotting food waste in landfills is a major contributor to climate change—composting is far… Continue reading The Science of Composting (and Why It’s Good for the Planet)

food · Green Health

Do you have a healthy start to the day?

What do you start your morning with? Coffee, tea, fresh juice, soft drinks? I had opportunity to ponder this question while photographing plants at our   Organic Heritage Garden at Roche Caiman. Breakfast, we’ve been told is the most important meal of the day. Studies have shown for example that people who ate breakfast every day… Continue reading Do you have a healthy start to the day?

food · healthy eating

7 eating habits that we know are good for us

Diets vary greatly from place to place based on food availability, eating habits and culture. Yet, when it comes to food, there is a lot that we know about what is and what is not good for us and this is true no matter where we live. 7 eating habits that we know are good… Continue reading 7 eating habits that we know are good for us

In the News · Organic farming

North Dakota woman donates 3,727 pounds of vegetables from community garden

From Mother Nature Network:    When Donna Stumphf was in her Grand Forks, North Dakota, community garden last fall, she was surprised to see the number of abandoned plots that had viable vegetables left behind. “I saw so many gardens that still had vegetables and the people just walked away,” Stumphf tells MNN. “I guess they… Continue reading North Dakota woman donates 3,727 pounds of vegetables from community garden

Science and your health

Say what? Coconut Oil is poison? What have you been smoking?

A professor said coconut oil is “pure poison” and because she is affiliated to Harvard University everyone is running around like chickens without heads. Well, my response is this: why have a billion Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and Sri Lankans who use coconut oil daily for cooking not been poisoned?? In those countries they also apply… Continue reading Say what? Coconut Oil is poison? What have you been smoking?

green exercise · In the News · Science and your health

The Globe and Mail: Why exercising outdoors is better than hitting the gym

  The Globe and Mail: Wendy Pauls, 41, is at her happiest when she is running, mountain biking or paddling in the great outdoors. Her favourite places to exercise are through rolling countryside or on a wooded trail. “Fitness and fresh air go very well together!” says this life coach and personal trainer, who lives… Continue reading The Globe and Mail: Why exercising outdoors is better than hitting the gym