Christmas Cactus

When my Dad died I laid claim to his Christmas Cactus. I am not sure how long he had it, at least ten years probably more. We always had a Christmas Cactus in our house, and for what ever reason Dad was always able to get it to bloom two or three times a year. […]

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Colourful Slaw

Pulling food out of the garden is fun, but making some snazzy new recipe for supper with that food is even more fun. Tonight I made kohlrabi, carrot, beet and onion slaw. It is pretty simple, though a bit messy to make what with the beets. Colourful Slaw 4 cups shredded kohlrabi 2 cups shredded […]

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Radish greens

Who doesn’t like radishes? They are the speedy heralds of the harvest, a delight in spring and early autumn. Quick to grow, easy to manage, and a colourful addition to any salad. They are also 100% completely edible. For years I tossed the green tops of radish into the compost, munching the spicy red roots […]

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Looking for land

So here we are, wanting to start up some urban farming for fun and profit. Only one problem, we need some land! One of the things I’ve learned from working with the Tiny Farm Collective is that urban farming is a travel-extensive system. We have partners in the central southeast part of Calgary who have […]

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