Climate Change and Our Gardens

As passionate gardeners, we keep wondering how the changing climate is affecting our gardens. We therefore noticed when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated its plant hardiness zone map on January 25, 2012. Throughout much of the U.S., the map is a half-zone (5 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than its 1990 predecessor. Gardeners rely on plant […]

Exemplary Food Activists

This article is inspired from speaking to a high school class recently about the impact of our food choices. Seeing more of any of the following three people is well worth a visit to you-tube video. CESAR CHAVEZ: Farm Workers Rights Activist Born in 1927 in Yuma, Arizona to a poor Mexican-American family who lost their farm […]

Farmers’ Market Q & A

Q: Why shop at farmers’ markets?  A: Only decades ago, 90% of Canadians were involved in agriculture, now it is less than 4%. Farmers’ markets reconnect people to farmers and farming, soil, land, water, animals and ultimately where their food comes from. They are also a key element of relocalizing the economy and ‘transition towns’.  […]