Outdoor : Gardens

Advice on Starting Your Own Calgary Vegetable Garden

Rod Olson from Leaf and Lyre Urban Farms gives advice on things that grow well in Calgary, and they should know! They run a small business selling the produce they grow from gardens around Bowness.

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I see trees of green…

For most of us, a tree is a not an unusual sight.  We are used to seeing them in a variety of locations - a back yard, a park, lining a street, perhaps even inside an office block or shopping mall.    Outside of the city we can see even more trees in orchards, on farmsteads,  in forests.  We all enjoy seeing the different species of trees, some ever green, others changing  with the seasons. They look beautiful, but what are they

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It’s Easier to Make a Desert than a Forest

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.”    - Dr Seuss, The Lorax We are losing our trees. In simple terms, the clearing of forests to make use of the land for agriculture, industrial or urban development has reached epidemic proportions and is affecting the natural balance of the earth’s eco-systems. Global warming and other climate change has already been scientifically linked

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Make your own green space

Have you ever wondered why the green movement is called the ‘Green Movement’? The ethics of protecting the environment we live in is about looking after ‘green space’ because for many decades we have known that we depend on a green earth to survive. It has also been known for many decades that we were systematically destroying the green space around us and if we don’t take steps to protect it, it will not support us in the future. Our

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