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.

 

Blog Archives

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 […]

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 […]

Happy Food Revolution Day!

I think that the majority of people out there, kids included, know what they are supposed to eat to maintain and protect their health. So why then do we struggle so profoundly with diet-related diseases, obesity, and a vast array of chronic health issues. Because of the perception that making the healthy choice isn’t the easy choice, or the delicious […]

When it comes to healthy eating, nutrition research doesn’t hold all the answers.

Nutrition is amongst the hot topics in health and wellness these days, and like any trending issue, it is subject to much (sometimes heated) debate. The gluten-free and Paleo trends seem to have taken the field of nutrition by storm, along with the recent rise in popularity of high protein diets and a growing body of research on healthy fats. Lots […]

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 […]

A participant making her own stir-fry

Great Tips for Your Fresh Summer Harvest

At this time of year there’s an abundance of fresh local produce available at grocery stores, markets and farm stands. Our second GROW COOK LEARN session of this year, “Fresh Summer Harvest” gave participants many ideas for using this bounty. These affordable classes are much more than demonstrations; participants get to cook and, even better, taste! In fact, at the […]