Author Archives: Christine

3 Sister’s Garden: How-To + History

Are you familiar with the 3 Sister’s Garden? I first became aware of this garden in my grade 10 food’s class from my teacher Mrs. Wyche. I was intrigued with the notion that these three plants grew together in a synergistic way. Although I have never endeavored to plant a 3 sisters garden, I enjoy cooking with their fruits during […]

Modern and Traditional Methods of Home Preservation

Does the end of summer excite you in anticipation of preserving the harvest’s bounty? Maybe you like to make jam for your family or as gifts. Perhaps you grew up with grandparents who preserved peaches or a mom who made salsa. No matter what your level of experience with home preservation it’s a great skill to acquire at any age! […]

Beans: The Protein Source You Forgot About

This month our theme for Grow Cook Learn is beans! I don’t know about you but I tend to forget about beans when I’m cooking. After doing some research on beans, their significance to Canadian agriculture and their many uses, I’m inspired to start using beans more often. As a bonus, they are a relatively cheap, filling, and a protein […]

Early Harvest Plants

May is one of my favourite months of the year! Not only am I excited for warmer weather, more sunshine and the soon arrival of summer. I most look forward to the early harvest. Late spring and early summer provide the first taste of the season. I especially love the fresh asparagus, strawberries, rhubarb and cucumber available. One of my […]

Butterfly and Bee Friendly Plants

A diverse garden is a thriving garden. Therefore it is essential to include plants that attract a vital function to one’s garden-Butterfly + Bee friendly plants to increase pollination.