empty bowls made by members of the Kawartha Potters’ Guild
Have you already heard about Empty Bowls? Empty Bowls is an event held in communities all over the world to raise awareness about hunger and food insecurity. Continue reading
Can fruit trees become a symbol of generosity, aesthetics and warmth? That’s a question that led a Los Angeles trio of artists and fruit tree enthusiasts to come together and form an art collective. According to them, fruit offers an avenue for re-imagining the world in which we live. Continue reading
This is a post written by Wendy Everitt from Edmonton, Alberta.
We live on a quiet street in the suburbs. The most beautiful feature of our front yard is the apple tree. In the month of May the tree resembles a gigantic puff ball of white flowers that is so astoundingly beautiful, we sit on the steps in the evening, to smell the fragrance, listen to the bees and drink in the perfection of nature. Continue reading
Here is a post submitted by Laurel Atkinson, former staff member at Not Far From the Tree
Are you wanting to create a new garden bed this weekend? Here is Jules Carney’s second installment in her writing about lasagna gardening: Continue reading
Last summer, computer whiz Jules Carney designed our Tree for the Picking website and registration process. An enthusiastic gardener, Jules wants to highlight the virtues of lasagna gardening. Here is the first installment in her blog post…
An easy garden technique
Sunflowers… or tournesols as I first came to know them. While I like the idea that the sun seeds its own flowers, I feel more taken by the French name, tournesol (turns-towards-the-sun). With the presence of a verb, the word comes to life. It evokes a deliberate movement in a particular direction. This intention speaks to me. The capacity to oscillate in the direction of the sun is a characteristic that is known as heliotropism. It usually refers to plants. Clearly, however, they are not the only heliotropic species. Humans can fall in that category as well. Continue reading
Tomorrow is May 1st. Labour Day, where I am from. I have memories of having no school that day so we could participate in political marches and/or festive outings. One lesser known tradition, the one I remember most fondly, was the practice of offering a sprig of lily-of-the-valley to friends and loved ones, as a good luck omen for the year. Something in season, something local that expresses our best wishes for hope and happiness.
Nothing is more exciting than the site of new growth in the garden!
Yesterday the Peterborough Community Garden Network and Nourish hosted a fun, outdoor, community garden party at St Andrew’s United Church to celebrate Earth Day and mark the conclusion of the 7 Days of Green. Continue reading