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Canning Tips

A bit early in the year but you can never start to early to gather information. Another tip I found at the  Homestead Survival Blog Some good tips for you canners out there beginners and expert 😀 check out the … Continue reading

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Herb & Spice Uses Chart

I found this and pilfered it from the Homestead Survival Blog at http://homesteadsurvival.blogspot.ca/   an interesting blog with lots of tips

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East Vancouver Neighbourhood Small Grants 2012

East Vancouver Neighbourhood Small Grants 2012 社区小额资助金计划案 Beca para Proyectos Pequeños de Barrio Tài trợ cũa nhà Cộng Đồng dành cho những  dự án  nhỏ Munting Biyaya para sa Kapitbahayan Do you live within the Cedar Cottage, Frog Hollow or Kiwassa Neighbourhood House areas?  Do you have … Continue reading

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Forewarned is Forearmed: Veggies Owned by Monsanto

from http://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2012/02/forewarned-is-forearmed-veggie-varieties-owned-by-monsanto/ IF YOU ARE THE KIND OF GARDENER who buys vegetable seeds or seedlings (including tomato plants) from a local garden center, as I sometimes do, beware the varieties you select. Otherwise, you could very well be putting money into … Continue reading

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Pesticides…Roundup…The Real Story

The “Biodegradable” Weed Killer that Wasn’t… The public’s appreciation of the toxicity of glyphosate is rather limited. The fact that Monsanto marketed Roundup as “environmentally friendly” and “biodegradable” may have quite a bit to do with this general lack of … Continue reading

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Conventional, Organic or GMO..how to tell

For conventionally grown fruit, (grown with chemicals inputs), the PLU codeon the sticker consists of four numbers. Organically grown fruit has a five-numeral PLU prefaced by the number 9. Genetically engineered (GM) fruit has a five-numeral PLU prefaced by the … Continue reading

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PUMPKIN PATCH IN THE CITY- OCT 22-2011

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The Compassion Room-Oct 22, 2011

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Helping Hands …Winter Garden

On Thursday we had lots of little helping hands putting in seedlings for our winter garden. Eva Aboud, from Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House and one of the leaders for Frogs in the Park- a program run by Frog Hollow, showed … Continue reading

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Vegi’s, Vegi’s and More Vegi’s

Our little tiny Okra that we thought wasn’t going to do anything..is! Okra usually grows anywhere from 3-6 feet or more, ours…well it has struggled this year with the cold and then found itself dwarfed by the tomato plant that … Continue reading

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