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Starbuck

I live on Lake Huron, but I’ve never gone fishing or seen any large creatures in the wild. I’ve always been extremely indoorsy and things like that were never important to me. The older I get the more I come…

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Leeks – a delicious cold season crop

Leeks are another cold season crop we love to plant that is a cousin of the onion and a member of the allium family.  The Leeks flavour is in their white stems where it is blanched underground from the sunlight,…

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Carrots perfect for Winter Forraging

Getting ready to feast on root vegetable crops such as beets and carrots over the winter months requires the knowledge of the germination and maturity dates of these cold season varieties prior to the first frost date in your zone.…

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Identifying Tomato Diseases…

Tomatoes are probably the most common variety of vegetables grown in gardens.  Weather fluctuations with temperature and moisture swing can however spawn diseases and knowing how to identify these signs will make for a healthier plant.   One example of…

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Getting water in Rwanda

When I first landed in Kigali, Africa I expected the landscape to be like the Sahara desert.  Miles of parched earth and no vegetation.  Instead what I saw was a beautiful country with rolling hills and lush jungles.   There’s…

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Mud to make Bricks … and Gardens

The dirt was – without exaggeration – like concrete.  It had been sun-baked to a rock hard crust since the last rainy season.  This soil was rusty orange, and contained very little nutrients.  We first had to fracture the hard-pan…

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Peter’s New Glasses

I met Peter at a home visit today. As the bus was waiting, I took a walk down the road. I met an elderly lady with a colourful dress and one of my friends with me tried to start up…

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3rd World Problems

We have been building gardens for the last 4 days and it’s funny how we’re starting to get a following of super-fans each day. Faces are recognizable and it it doesn’t take long to see the different personalities and traits.…

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Be Contagious

A homeless fellow living with an elderly lady was quite thankful for the keyhole garden build that we completed for his friend.  He was moved by the generosity and hard work and decided to pick up a shovel and help…

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Bringing life after Tragedy

Today was a very special day. We finally have the opportunity to build some keyhole gardens for some worthy people. It took us a few days to get acclimated, get the appropriate tours of schools and farms. We showed up…

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