Monthly Archives: May 2016

Learn about food waste at kNOw Waste Day

For details, see kNOw Waste.

Do you know your compost?

Enter our draw for a free composter courtesy of Halton Region simply by completing (3) questions at Enter to Win. Check out the May newsletter articles Gardeners’ Guide (The Brown Thumb: Compost and Life) and Our FoodPrint (The Voyage of an Orange Peel from Waste and “Compost”) on our website for the answers. Open to Halton…

Celebrate spring with fresh, leafy greens

It was a slow start but spring is finally here. The warmer weather has formed new growth in the ground as fresh vegetables sprout and tree buds open. Fresh, leafy greens like spinach are in season this time of the year. Celebrate spring and new growth with this easy spinach and berry salad. Spinach is…

The voyage of an orange peel label from waste to “compost”

Remember those oranges in the rainbow fruit salad that was a hit at your last Sunday afternoon party? Compliments about the flavour and the texture of the oranges were pouring in from your guests. Now, do you remember what you did with the orange peel? You threw it in the green bin and it never…

The brown thumb: compost and life

Compost is full of life. A single spoonful of compost can contain hundreds of millions – even billions of organisms, and tens of thousands of different species. The biodiversity and life within compost is so immense and your plants depend on it. What does this life have to do with gardening? Gardeners often pride themselves…

Building communities one sprout at a time

“Eating is an agricultural act. Eating ends the annual drama of the food economy that begins with planting and birth. Most eaters, however, are no longer aware that this is true. They think of food as an agricultural product, perhaps, but they do not think of themselves as participants in agriculture.” (Wendell Berry) It is…