Permaculture on the Edge

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Food Preservation Achievement Unlocked: Excalibur Dehydrator

   Me and my wife got an Excalibur Dehydrator as a wedding anniversary present recently. It’s the 5 tray model which is huge. It couldn’t have arrived at a better … Continue reading

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3 Ways to use Your Endless Kale Harvest

  It appears that I may have planted too much Kale this year. I started a bunch of plants from seed and they have taken off since going in the … Continue reading

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  Reskilling is a phrase you might have heard of. The idea is that, due to peak oil/economic problems/etc, we will be living in a world that is very different … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Transition Kingston Meet-up

I had the chance to go to a meeting of Transition Kingston recently. It was an informal get-together where those interested in meeting other like-minded Kingstonians could have a beer … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Alternative Composting

I’ve done the usual composting routine before. Hauling that little bucket we keep in the kitchen to the compost bin and dumping it in. I periodically turn it over, maybe … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Arugula Pesto

  Arugula pesto is not as well known and not as appreciated as regular basil pesto but I think it’s just as good. It has a less sweet flavour, but … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Motivational Leafy Greens

You may get down on yourself from time to time because you have a total failure with some particular crop. Sometimes you plant something and it just doesn’t work or … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

Strawberries & Chipmunks

  We had high hopes for our strawberry crop this year. We bought some new strawberry plants, weeded the patch, laid down some plastic (we didn’t have any straw to … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

SPIN Farming as a Business Model for New Urban Farmers

In my other ‘sustainability’ course I took, I choose to do a report on SPIN farming, which I’ve always been intersted in. Here it is in all its PDF glory! … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment