Monthly Archives: May 2017

Win a Chance for a Free Composter

Thank you to everyone who entered our May contest and to Halton Region for providing the composters. SurveyMonkey Quiz Answers What are three ingredients used to make compost tea? Water, compost, molasses What is one benefit of a pallet garden? Any of the benefits listed in the blog. Name one health benefit of rhubarb. Any of the benefits listed…

Homemade Compost Tea that Your Plants will Love

What is compost tea and how do you make it? People like to drink tea for its health benefits and pleasant taste. Plants like tea as well – just a different kind, one that’s steeped in compost. Every seasoned gardener knows the benefits that compost has on the soil food web and the health of…

Celebrate Spring with a Rhubarb Chutney

With its bright green leaves and ruby red stalks, rhubarb is springtime in plant form. As tasty as those leaves look they are not safe for consumption. Rhubarb leaves contain oxalic acid which can irritate the mouth and can be fatal.1 If you are growing rhubarb, be careful if you have pets. Technically a vegetable,…

Welcome to the 2017 Farmers’ Market Season

Normally I'd be reporting to you directly from a market venue, but this year, I wanted to make sure you know where to get the best food Halton has to offer as soon as those markets open! So, as I eagerly await my first taste of fresh Ontario spring produce (asparagus, leafy greens, fresh herbs!!),…

Learn how to build your own pallet garden

Have you ever wondered what the opposite of a green thumb is? I have. A quick google search delivers the insight of the urban dictionary with the following: Black Thumb - A wannabe gardener who kills plants. Opposite of green thumb. Example: “I have killed all the plants in my house. I must have a…

Policies, Practices, & Partnerships: Reducing Food Waste Symposium – May 30

FoodThinkers - You are invited to attend the Policies, Practices, & Partnerships: Reducing Food Waste Symposium on May 30th. We will be hosting this full day event in partnership with Sustain Ontario, the Ontario Food Collaborative and Country Heritage Park and supported by Riverstone Branding, the Ontario Produce Marketing Association, and The Printing House at Country Heritage Park…