When I was a kid, my family always had a vegetable garden. I can remember planting the carrot seeds and impatiently waiting through the long summer weeks for them to be grown enough for me to rip them out and eat them straight out of the ground dirt and all, or standing in front of the bushy pea vines and stuffing the fat pods into my mouth til I couldn’t move. (more…)
Have you ever wondered how organic farms work, or the pace of life outside the hustle and bustle of the city? On May 24, you’ll be able to find out if you take a little road trip through the greater GTA countryside and participate in the Farm Crawl Hamilton. (Aside: In my young and single days, pub crawls were one of my favourite ways to lose a weekend. But now, old and happily encumbered with family, this Farm Crawl sounds like a way better time – and no hangover to boot.) (more…)
I took a little walk around the neighbourhood yesterday, just to celebrate the fact that after the most wretched winter ever, it finally seems like SPRING. (more…)
This photo may not be suitable for all audiences as it shows graphic detail of a dandelion being seized and forcibly removed from its comfortable home in my flower bed and being rehomed in to the compost bag, where long may it wither. (more…)
I’ve been having a mad illicit love affair for years now. I’m not proud.
Oh who am I kidding, I’m totally proud. (more…)
So I am a devoted magazine-aholic. I am always tempted by the shiny, glossy covers at the checkout, with the gorgeous looking food or interesting reads (and ok, maybe even a little gossip). (more…)
I spent the day at the Green Living Show in Toronto yesterday – also known as Nirvana for green geeks, homebuilders, fashionistas and more – and had loads of great chats with fellow eco-minded individuals and vendors. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come (just a quick post because I’m heading back today – and so should you! Get your tickets online!) (more…)
I remember the first time I had a conversation with someone about bottled water. I was probably pretty obnoxious, heh. But I knew that bottled water was just such a terrible waste. My friend believed that if you drink the water and recycle the bottle, what’s the harm? I pointed out the processing behind creating the plastic, the fossil fuels used in the bottling process as well as transportation, and the energy required to recycle the bottle itself (which, frankly, the majority of people don’t bother doing.) She protested, saying that the bottled water just tasted better and besides, tap water is the same water that you use to flush the toilet! ew! (more…)
Hiho, Toronto folk: The weekend of May 1-4 will bring to you the inaugural Green + Good Market, a collaborative natural beauty pop-up hosted by Fresh Faced and Health Hut. (more…)
Here’s a list of the fun things you can participate in for Earth Day/Week – if you have a listing, post in the comments and I’ll add it in!
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