10 Reasons to Grow Herbs

I was grocery shopping recently and noticed that the price of sage is currently $300 a kilo. Granted, a little goes a long way with sage, but still… $300 a kg! Sage farming sounds like a pretty good business to be in! I’ve got at least a kilo in the garden on a...

Beware: Upgrade Syndrome

Ahead of Black Friday and Christmas sales, we have to be extra mindful of “upgrade syndrome”. Companies market to us and we think we’ll be better off with an upgraded product, especially if that something is promised to be better than what we already own AND happens...

A Reminder to Always Check the Ingredients

Recently, my 8 year old had a nasty reaction to a sunscreen that I bought at the supermarket and it reminded me of how important it is to go beyond the marketing. The front of the kid’s roll-on said it was Australian made, SPF 50, water-resistant, “fragrance free” and...

Growing in a Small Space

Recently, I planted some corn seeds in a small box that we put in behind the car port last year. We have a large patch, but I’m always looking for more areas to grow food and I felt this was wasted space and we wanted to put it to use. Here are some before and after...

Low-tox Animal Care

When we think about going low-tox outdoors, it can be easy to just think plants and weeds, but our animals are also in need of low-tox loving and some simple tweaks to their care routine can have profound benefits for their health and in turn, ours. Oregano and...

Culinary Essential Oils 101

Did you know that if stored correctly culinary oils will last for years? While fresh from the garden is always best, sometimes it’s just not possible. Herbs aren’t always in season and having a selection of culinary oils on hand means you can still enjoy a variety of...

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