Vancouver Farmers Markets

Keep B.C. farmers farming! If you live in Vancouver and love fresh food and festive gatherings make sure to check out one of Vancouver's many farmers markets! Shop for fresh fruit, veggies, cheese, meats,...

Niwa: Smartphone Controlled Hydroponics System

For those of us with black thumbs, hydroponics can be a bit of a daunting prospect. However, if you can figure it out, you can grow fresh, chemical-free fruit, vegetables, and herbs right in your own home with...

Hydroponic Gardening – Cilantro

Cilantro is a parsley-type herb. When grown for leaves only, it is called cilantro but if allowed to continue growing to seed, it becomes what is called coriander. In this article, we will discuss cilantro....

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)

Honeybees are a crucial part of our environment, as they are the main pollinators for our crops. In fact, according to the U.S Department of Agriculture, honeybees are responsible for pollinating 80% of our...

Hydroponics at Home with Brock Hughes: Video

Brock Hughes, otherwise known as the Hydroponics Guy, has a YouTube channel dedicated to growing for food production. Subscribe to his channel and watch his videos as he gives great tips, advice and product...

Parsley, Kale and Berry Smoothie

Ingredients: ½ cup parsley (with stems) 4 kale leaved (center ribs removed)  1 cup frozen berries of your choice 1 banana 1 tsp. ground flaxseed Directions: Puree all ingredients with...

Kale, Fig and Tomato Salad

Ingredients: 2 cups finely chopped kale 3 to 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce 1 ripe tomato 4 large dried figs, stemmed and sliced thin 2 tbsp. sliced almonds Dressing Ingredients: 1 tbsp....

Growing Tip: Support

Plants that are grown for their heavy fruit or flowers are often found slumped over with bent or even broken branches. It is always a great idea to plan ahead and either stake, employ tomato cages or put up a...