LCRC Grow:

In community garden plots, backyard gardens and in the family kitchen.

LCRC Cook:

Healthy eating – easy, fun and tasty.

LCRC Learn:

Build your confidence in the garden and in the kitchen.

 

Author Archives: Adi Hazlewood

Urban Agriculture: Initiatives Around the World

Arable land in urban environments is scarce leading to entrepreneurs creating innovative solutions to grow food or plants in a confined space. This week, we look at interesting initiatives aiming to increase plants and food in our urban environment in non-traditional ways.  Sky Greens (Singapore) Utilizing indoor or outdoor space, vertical farms aim to produce high yields in a limited […]

Urban Agriculture: Toronto

Urban Agriculture in Toronto The second installment of our urban agriculture series focuses on Toronto. Read Part 1 to learn what urban agriculture is and its benefits.  In Toronto, there are two main initiatives that promote and support green projects in the city, the Toronto Green Standard and the Toronto Atmospheric Fund. Together, they help residents of Toronto live in […]

Urban Agriculture

With an estimated 55% of the world’s population living in urban centres, a number expected to increase to 65% by 2050, many wonder how this will change how we live together. One mounting question is how can we live sustainably in dense living quarters? Urban agriculture has been heralded as a possible solution to make urban environments more engaging, sustainable, […]

Cooking with Herbs Guide

Herbs and spices can enhance and add an extra dimension to any meal. However, if you’re new to cooking herbs can be a bit intimidating. Here’s a quick guide to herbs that you can turn to at any time.     Storing herbs: Paper towel method: Store on the top shelf of the refrigerator. Wrap your herbs in a dry […]

Gardener of the Month: Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre

The London community gardens are not only used by individual members of the London community, but groups as well. This month, we’re featuring the Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre. The Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre is a community organization that aims to bring people together “to plan, develop, and provide services and activities” that increase engagement and community capacity. Services include: community development […]

Eat Think Vote!

Every person has their own food policy; rules that govern what and how we eat. Some of us proudly proclaim we are vegetarians, while others, refuse to eat anything that has not received their mother’s stamp of approval. Although our culture, religious beliefs and personal preferences influence our food choices, it is the policies in place that act as a framework […]

What a Waste: Help Reduce Food Waste

This past spring, France’s government voted to ban large grocery retailers from destroying food they deemed unfit to sell in their stores. Instead, these stores are encouraged to donate to charity, or to farms to use as animal feed and/or compost. Items that would be donated are still considered safe to eat but are either packaged wrong, slightly damaged, or […]

Gardener of the Month

 Day Break Program at Hutton House We are starting a new feature on our blog to celebrate our gardeners called Gardener of the Month. We will select a gardener every month and learn about their love of gardening, why they decided to become a part of London’s community gardens, and some helpful tips they would like to share with you. […]

Compost for Your Garden

What is Compost? Compost is a natural and biological process of the breakdown of organic material. Food or yard waste can be mixed with soil to create a dark, nutrient-rich soil. Easy Upkeep Keep the compost pile damp. Sprinkle water on the pile when it starts to get dry. Aerate every two to three weeks with a garden fork. To […]