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Coconut Granola

  6 cups rolled oats 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup chopped almonds 1 ½ cups shredded or flaked coconut (unsweetened) ½ cup maple syrup ½ cup coconut oil 1 cup raisins or dried fruit (optional)   Mix dry ingredients in roasting pan. Gently melt coconut oil in small saucepan. Add maple syrup and salt. Pour over dry ingredients and […]

The Children’s Garden – a summer of fun and exploration

This summer two community gardens in London were not only abuzz with bees and butterflies but with children connecting to nature and learning about growing healthy food. The Children’s Garden program was initiated in the summer of 2014 to allow children in our community a hands on and fun experience growing organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers. At the Thames Park […]

My Plot at Carling Heights Community Garden

After a couple of months I have learned a lot about having a garden and the work that goes into the care and maintenance.  I have already grown a new appreciation for farmers, and the easy access most of us  have to fresh food – that most of us take advantage of.  My eyes have been opened. The ‘sad’ eggplants […]

First Harvest from my Rookie Garden

What a way to spend Canada Day – my first ever harvest from my first ever community garden plot! Food tastes so much better when its grown yourself!

The “Gardening Rookie”

After my first year at the LCRC, I was inspired to step into the wonderful world of gardening that I had learned so much about!  I knew it was going to be a lot of work, and would require extreme TLC, but I felt determined and settled on a lovely plot at the Carling Heights community garden.  I just moved […]