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Computers and Wi-Fi! Video games and fast food! …What about nature and playing outside? — Jessica Wiles

Computers and Wi-Fi! Video games and fast food! …What about nature and playing outside? What about homegrown food and spending time with your family in the garden? We are living in such a fast-paced world where people sometimes forget to stop and look at the beauty around them. Seeing the way that society is changing, I believe it is more […]

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 […]