Tips for First Time Gardeners

The desire to provide food for our family is part of our basic survival instincts which are kicked into overdrive in the midst of the pandemic. These health concerns around the world have created a strong desire for families to explore the art of home gardening for the first time. If you are new to gardening,... Continue Reading →

Potting Up Seedlings

Our tomato plants were started from seed a few weeks ago and placed under the grow lights. Before long, they had outgrown their space and started looking for more nutrients. We tried to keep the space a bit cooler to create a plant with a hardy thick calliper stem. At the two leaf stage the... Continue Reading →

Learn How To Build a Raised Bed Garden

Gardening in northwestern Canada can be very frustrating for new gardeners unless they are lucky enough to have an established old fashion garden spot with healthy rich soil that has been built up over the years. We often recommend urban and rural homeowners looking to build or expand a garden space, consider building at least... Continue Reading →

Starting Tomatoes from Seed

First time gardeners who are starting to learn how to grow their own transplants from seeds are often intimidated by the thought of setting up their own small growing operation. There are many different methods used by experienced gardeners including heating pads, propagation benches, temperature controlled fans, pH meters, lights, micro-nutrient solutions and more, but... Continue Reading →

Early Salad Garden

My friend Michelle, spends almost all of her time helping in the community, working at her business, tending to family and home, inspiring others to be creative and helping out where ever she can on a moments notice. Despite this busy yet balanced lifestyle, she always finds time to create healthy home-made meals for her... Continue Reading →

Drawing on Our Pioneer Spirit

We hope this note finds you and your families in good health as our lifestyle in Northern Alberta changes daily due to COVID-19. In the interest of helping our students and communities stay healthy, we have moved the Northern Workshops to our Online Farm School . We have created a learning space for friends and neighbours to share... Continue Reading →

Journal for Work / Life Balance

When you start to journal, it becomes clear, very quickly, why you may be running behind schedule most days. With so many amazing projects and epic adventures on the go at the same time, it’s easy to underestimate the time our “to do” lists will use up. One way to curb the work load and accomplish... Continue Reading →

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

If you didn't save rhubarb last summer, we're sure your neighbour did. Make a trade for this non-dairy variation of an old time classic. In a large bowl, combine: 2 3/4 cups flour 1 1/3 cups brown sugar 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt In another... Continue Reading →

An Old Fashion Christmas

It's the simple things that we remember. Not the gifts, not the glitter, not the parties or the packages. It's the special moments with family and friends. The comforting silence of the forest. Sleigh bells ring as the horses trot through the winding trails. A glimpse of sunlight reaching through the trees, lighting up the... Continue Reading →

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