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City Street Garden – Reclaimed with Seed Bombs

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This is a project I have been working on for a couple years now. After few failed guerrilla garden attempts at various places around the city I found a good spot for a garden. The first year I put in a couple beds, the second year I put in three more and used them as experimental plots to test out a few combinations of seeds in seed ball form to find out which was a good mix for depleted urban soil that is rocky, packed and sterile.

DIY Seed Bombs – Rogue Radishes and Crimson Blessings

DIY Seed Bombs – Rogue Radishes and Crimson Blessings

The technique for creating seed balls was developed by Japanese natural farming pioneer Masanobu Fukuoka. Seed balls or seed bombs are very easy to make. The secret ingredient is clay, this holds the seeds and fertilizer together and makes it difficult for birds to eat the seeds before they get ...

Getting to Know Our Busy Friends the Bees

Getting to Know Our Busy Friends the Bees

Peter Finch of Cedar Cottage Community Garden sent us this beautiful guest post to help us get to know our busy and friendly co-species the bees. If we didn't have bees we wouldn't have us it's that simple. Peter Finch is one of the founders of the lovely forest garden under the skytrain and is ...

Cedar Cottage Community Garden

Cedar Cottage Community Garden

Cedar Cottage Community Garden is a lovely community and still has garden plots available! I can't find their website at the moment but I will put a link in as soon as I figure it out. Check out this delightful article by Peter Finch one of the founders of the food forest in the garden in which he d ...

Ancient Food Forests: Morocco and Vietnam

Ancient Food Forests: Morocco and Vietnam

One of my favorite and most long-term friends on twitter is pdjmoo who tweets about all things wild, non-GMO and beautiful. Not only does she have a fantastic and informative twitter account that I highly recommend for staying on top of the latest news, but she also curates a few very informativ ...